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Minding the Gaps in the Infrastructure Pipeline

“We’re living in a world of uncertainty.” -Simon Rawlinson. Simon Rawlinson of Arcadis, and Kate Jennings of the Association for Consultancy & Engineering (ACE) took to the Infrastructure Hub at UK Construction Week London 2024 to discuss the gaps in the infrastructure pipeline. The session included an overview of: The Government Infrastructure Pipeline vs. The … Read more

The Brick, Block, and the Pound: A Macro-Economic Construction Forecast for 2024

On day one of UK Construction Week London 2024, broadcaster and UKCW favourite George Clarke chaired ‘Bricks, Politics and the Pound – Navigating the 2024 Rollercoaster Ride in UK Construction’, a discussion between Noble Francis, Economics Director of the Construction Products Association and Aurelie Delannoy, Director of Economic Affairs at the Mineral Products Association. Noble … Read more

Over £52bn of projects were awarded to top 50 engineering firms in the last year

Top 50 Engineering consultancies announced in new data by Barbour ABI, ACE and UK Construction Week

Published by Barbour ABI, ACE and UKCW, it shows over a third of all new contracts were awarded to just five engineering firms. New data from Barbour ABI reveals the engineering consultancy firms who are performing the best when it comes to contract awards.Over £52bn of projects have been awarded to the top 50 civil … Read more

Workforce Inclusion: Harnessing Diversity for Accessible Environments

The panel lineup for 'Workforce Inclusion: Harnessing Diversity for Accessible Environments' at UK Construction Week London 2024 on the Barbour ABI Main Stage

On day 1 of UK Construction Week London, we attended the insightful ‘workforce inclusion’ session on the Barbour ABI Main Stage. Co-chaired by Ele George, Founder of Elevate, and Guy Harris, Director of AccessiblePRS, the session started by asking the audience four eye opening questions. Guy asked everyone to stand up and when they answered … Read more

Building Biodiversity within Construction Landscape: UKCW London 2024

Kate Perrin, Barbour ABI Marketing Director, will be chairing alongside Lloyd Collings (The Environment Bank), and Sarah Stone (BWB Consulting) about safeguarding biodiversity across the UK construction landscape. Read Kate’s insights on the seminar below, and what we can expect: “We are all aware that land use and construction practices can contribute to the removal … Read more

The Barbour ABI Rebrand: Retrofitted Advanced Built Environment Intelligence

Introducing the new Barbour ABI: it’s more than a rebrand, it’s our pledge to provide the best for the built environment.   Barbour ABI has always stood for high-quality project information; supporting construction businesses to improve their business development efforts. Today we offer our extensive client base so much more than that. Our mission has never … Read more

BiKBBI Annual Conference 2024: the Colossal Fight to Replace Ageing Construction Industry Workforce

BiKBBI Annual Conference 2024 - featuring CEO Damian Walters and AMA Research's Abdul Tantouch

At last week’s BiKBBI Annual Conference the theme of the day was ostensibly Collaboration. Whilst there was a distinct collaborative feeling between the many KBB manufacturers and installers present, the de facto theme became the elephant that sits amongst the entire construction industry: The ageing and rapidly depleting workforce that is not even close to being replaced … Read more

Barbour ABI and IPA Launch New Interactive Smart Map

Today, the keenly awaited National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline 2023 Smart Map was released by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) in partnership with Barbour ABI. The map sets out planned procurements, planned and projects investment, and workforce requirements in construction and infrastructure over the next decade. Our new interactive map can provide you with … Read more

Embracing Sustainability and Committing to a Greener Future

Tom Reynolds, Chief Executive of the Bathroom Manufacturers Association, details some of the priorities and challenges in embracing sustainable actions within the bathroom space Sustainability is a guiding priority for the Bathroom Manufacturers Association (BMA), evident in our operations, member activities, our annual Sustainability Awards and regular Sustainability Forums. Our recent Sustainability Forum took place … Read more

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