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CRASH Christmas Card Appeal 2021

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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

4 Questions on the Heat Networks Planning Database

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In our 4 Questions interview… This month, in partnership with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, we spoke to Tanja Groth, Director of Urban Resilience at Sweco. Sweco are avid users of the Heat Networks Planning Database. In this interview Tanja describes how the database has supported Sweco’s work in tracking the shift towards … Read more

Construction Marketing Post-Brexit

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Written by Jack Meisinger, General Manager at Project Prospecta – A partner of Barbour ABI Following Brexit, the UK’s official withdrawal from the EU on January 31st 2020, the construction industry has had to contend with numerous challenges, also largely relating to the impacts of Covid-19. Covid 19 meant many sites and projects were shut … Read more

4 Questions with Tom Moloney

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In our 4 Questions Interview… This month we spoke to Tom Moloney, Managing Director at CIS Ireland. CIS work closely with Barbour ABI, and Tom laid out the company’s history, as well as the future prospects of Irish construction as the industry recovers from 2020. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Tom, can you tell me about yourself and your company … Read more

The CEO’s Role in Marketing 

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Written by Jack Meisinger, General Manager of Project Prospecta The CEO’s Role in Marketing With clean energy goals in place, Executives have an opportunity to get in front of the camera and educate their audience about what can be done to meet these requirements. But when you’re running a business it’s hard to feel like it’s worth your time to create videos, blogs, and helpful content pieces. Surely a … Read more

How do we build trust within construction?


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 spoke to Iain McIlwee, Chief Executive Officer of the Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS), a partner organisation of … Read more

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