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The bigger picture (2022) and what factors will impact construction during 2023

2022 was a year that will be remembered for the end of Covid-19 restrictions, the conflict in Ukraine, the passing of the Queen, and a chaotic Summer and Autumn period for the UK Government, culminating in three different Prime Ministers. Some of these have had wider implications (although not solely responsible) on the UK economy, … Read more

Help keep the lights on this Christmas

Crash Charity Keep the Lights On

CRASH, the construction industry’s charity, helps homelessness organisations and hospices with their construction projects and this Christmas they are asking for your help. Since 1996, CRASH has been constructing places that care for people when they’re at their most vulnerable. By uniting the construction industry, CRASH channels the professional expertise and construction products of companies … Read more

Barbour ABI partners with Building Information Ireland

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Leading construction industry intelligence provider, Barbour ABI, and the premier provider of Irish construction projects database Building Information Ireland, have announced an exclusive agreement to benefit existing customers and businesses working across the built environment sector. This announcement coincides with the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) Annual Conference 2022 being hosted in Dublin, at which Building … Read more

The Building Safety Act and what it means for the construction product marketer

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On the 28th April 2022, the Building Safety Act gained Royal Assent and signalled the largest change in construction legislation in over a generation. Initiated by the Grenfell Tower tragedy and the subsequent report from Dame Judith Hackitt’s review into it, the Act covers the entire build process from design, through construction to the lifetime … Read more

Barbour ABI x Building People – Joining the dots with data

We are delighted to announce our new partnership with Building People. Together we aim to help make careers in construction more accessible and appealing to a wider range of people. Building People is addressing the skills shortage and lack of diversity in the construction and built environment sector by aggregating careers opportunities – resources, work … Read more

Greener, Healthier Building Products Take Centre Stage at UK Construction Week’s Innovation Zone

UK Construction Week London 3-5 May 2022

Architects, construction contractors and specifiers looking for innovative solutions to boost their environmental efforts can explore a mix of products at this year’s UK Construction Week Innovation Zone. Held at London’s ExCel from 3-5 May, the area will shine a light on the sector’s green change-makers, demonstrating construction innovations including advanced sensors for buildings to … Read more

CRASH Christmas Card Appeal 2021

The Crash Christmas card appeal

CRASH has been the UK construction industry’s charity since 1996 and this Christmas they need your help! Since being founded in 1996, CRASH has made it their mission to help the less fortunate, not just at Christmas but all year round. CRASH is a charity which helps homeless adults and anyone who needs end of … Read more

The Importance of Value Engineering

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Value Engineering, or as Dame Judith Hackitt described it, “The race to the bottom” has long been a part of the construction industry. Chris Ashworth of Competitive Advantage considers what it is, how it is used and the future implications for the industry. Value engineering was first developed during the Second World War to overcome … Read more

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