Category: News

Introducing Damon Schünmann, Strategic Consultant at Barbour ABI

We want to give you a deeper understanding of what goes on behind the scenes at Barbour ABI, as well as connecting with major figures within the industry to learn what makes them thrive. This month we are speaking to Barbour ABI’s new Strategic Consultant Damon Schunmann. Damon spent 12 years as associate editor of […]

The Importance of Visual Data at Barbour ABI

We want to give you a deeper understanding of what goes on behind the scenes at Barbour ABI to result in you receiving the best construction intelligence in the business. Geographic Data Scientist, Matt Grove joins us this month. His title may sound niche, but Matt is vital in everything from our recent Smart Map […]

Marketing Disruptors in a ‘Disrupted’ World

My name is Kate Perrin, the Marketing Director at Barbour ABI, and I am proud to announce that this year once again, we are sponsoring the Construction Marketing Awards. Every year the CMAs are held to shine a spotlight on the outstanding marketing activity carried out by construction companies across the country. Here at Barbour […]

7 Reasons to Work at Barbour ABI

At Barbour ABI, we are always looking for talented people who can share in our goals and help contribute to our successes. With more than 10 colleagues having hit the 25 years’ service milestone and with the average service length being almost 9 years amongst 140+ colleagues, we must be doing something right! But why […]

Planning Changes and Positive News for Barbour ABI Customers

You may have seen the recent announcements from UK Government relating to “sweeping reforms” of the planning system. To summarise the changes – they propose the introduction of new planning rules from September 2020 to allow land to be designated into three categories depending on how the land and buildings are to be used: for […]

The Research Process at Barbour ABI

We want to give you a deeper understanding of what goes on behind the scenes at Barbour ABI to result in you receiving the best construction intelligence in the business. First up is Research Manager Neil Edwards, who breaks down exactly what the research team does, and how we keep improving our processes every day […]

6 Ways COVID-19 Has Impacted the Construction Industry

At the start of the year, nobody could have predicted how widespread the effects of Covid-19 would be, especially within the construction industry. With no sort of contingency plans in place for this kind of event, the industry was hit hard by site closures, furloughs and redundancies and even some companies calling in the administrators. […]

0.9% increase for the residential sector in 2019

The residential sector contract awards in 2019 were valued at £23.0 billion an increase of 0.9% on 2018. This follows on from 7.4% decrease in 2018. Following good growth in contract awards values between 2015 and 2017, there appears to have been some levelling off in 2018 and 2019. Key to this has been the […]

January sees contract awards increase by 18.5%

The total value of construction contract awards in January 2020, was £5.5 billion based on a three-month rolling average. This is an increase of 18.5% on December 2019 and is also 2.1% ahead of January 2019. In the three-month period ending January 2020, total construction contract awards were valued at £15.6 billion which is 7.1% […]