Measures to address the chronic skills shortages in the construction industry by relaxing immigration rules have been described as a welcome boost, following confirmation of the move in yesterday's Spring Budget announcement.
While much commentary has focused on the negative impact of current economic conditions, new data from Barbour ABI points to some areas of positivity for the construction sector.
Construction industry intelligence provider Barbour ABI and the lead professional body for architectural technology, the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), have announced a collaborative agreement to benefit businesses working in the built environment sector.
The pipeline for Scotland’s education and hospitality construction sectors is the healthiest in the UK but industrial, commercial & retail, medical and residential construction continues to lag behind, according to Barbour ABI's Super Sectors report for March. The Super Sect
Report series to tackle combined impact of digitalisation, decarbonisation, and demographics on construction industry
Barbour ABI and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) have launched a new report series on the combined effects that digitalisation, decarbonisation, and demographic changes will have on the construction industry.
Eight contract award wins with a total cost of £350 million has secured ISG’s place at the top of Barbour ABI’s contractors table for April 2019.
Scottish homeowners are the least likely in Britain to improve their property after the number of home improvement planning applications decreased last year. The ‘Home Improvers of Great Britain 2019’ report, compiled by construction industry analysts Barbour ABI, found that for every 10
The Beatrice windfarm off the Scottish coast Construction companies in Scotland won more contracts in value than any other UK region for the second consecutive month, according to industry analysts Barbour ABI.
Only 32 per cent of projects submitted for planning permission from the ‘big four’ supermarkets across the UK since 2010 have been built, according to new figures. Data from Barbour ABI has revealed that there were 556 planning applications submitted for the construction of new stores by Tesco,
Fergus Ewing The Scottish Government is to convene an emergency summit to discuss the impact of the UK government’s decision to end onshore wind support.
Michael Dall Commercial and retail construction contracts in the UK increased by almost 70 per cent in February according to figures released today.
Michael Dall Scotland accounted for nearly a quarter of the total value of new construction contracts awarded in September, particularly in the medical & healthcare and infrastructure sectors, new figures have revealed.
Michael Dall The total value of commercial & retail construction contracts in August almost doubled compared to the same month in 2013, according to figures released yesterday.