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The Revenue Engine of Office 2.0

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Written by Project Prospecta – A partner of Barbour ABI As there continues to be uncertainty in the market, marketing budgets are being cut and more is being expected of sales teams. However, when I ask sales teams “how it’s going”, these are some of the answers I get: “Everyone’s furloughed.” “I only get out-of-offices.” … Read more

Proptech and the ’Office 2.0’

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Back in November Barbour ABI took a snapshot of the various UK construction markets and spoke to Steve Wignall, MD at Imtech Engineering Services, the second largest M&E specialist in the UK. He said recent discussions with designers revealed how they were already re-examining forthcoming office projects with a view to move away from spaces … Read more

Digital Construction: Operating ‘The Intelligent Site’

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In part one of our ‘intelligent site’ feature, we took a look at some of the digital construction techniques and methodologies that are revolutionising project delivery. Here in part two we present a case study of a live project where Kier is bringing together several strands of technology for the MoJ at a site in … Read more

Digital Construction: Creating ‘The Intelligent Site’

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While digital construction techniques is revolutionising project delivery, the benefits realised from a technology roll-out are fundamentally tied to staff buy-in and adoption. This is nevermore the case when it requires operatives to embed new ways of working into their daily working lives. In this first of two articles, we take a look at examples … Read more

Get Fit For Brexit: The Buoyant Markets


In this fifth instalment in the Get fit for Brexit series, Barbour ABI takes a look through the eyes of two major M&E subcontractors to get an overview of forthcoming sub-sector activity, and where suppliers might benefit from taking a look. Steve Wignall is MD at Imtech Engineering Services, the second largest M&E specialist in … Read more

Get Fit For Brexit: Offsite Construction and the ‘Platforms’ Approach

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It’s generally accepted that offsite construction and DfMA (design for manufacture and assembly) offer leaner construction in a precision factory environment with better health and safety credentials and less wastage. But while on the one hand they haven’t yet been widely embraced, on the other the landscape is constantly evolving – with knock on effects … Read more

Get Fit For Brexit: Unleash Efficiencies Through Blockchain

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In the next instalment of our articles to help you best prepare for Brexit uncertainty we take a further look at the advantages of going digital and then zoom in on one of the newer technologies to enter construction – blockchain. Barbour ABI talked to Willmott Dixon digital manager Andrew Gamblen about the imperative to … Read more

Get Fit For Brexit: Better Data Management

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In the second of Barbour ABI’s articles looking at what organisations can be doing to be as lean, efficient and productive as possible in uncertain times, we take a look at data management and what can be done to make the most of the vast pools they acquire. Speaking at a 2018 event at which … Read more

Get Fit For Brexit: Construction Opportunities in UK Ports

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With Britain’s exit from the EU leaving many organisations navigating turbulent waters, Barbour ABI is examining – over a series of articles – what construction businesses can do to prepare for uncertain times and best focus their resources. One area that deserves scrutiny – and may be about to get an infrastructure boost – is … Read more

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