An architect is a person who plans, designs, and oversees the construction of buildings. There are over quarter of a million professionals within the UK construction industry. Construction professionals make up just under a quarter of those employed in construction. And a quarter of construction professionals are either architects or architectural technician – approximately 62,000. […]

The project to develop a standardised format for BIM content continues, with the Construction Products Association, BRE and BIM4M2 working together. This will be managed by ‘Relevant Authorities’ – the trade associations representing manufacturers who will develop the templates for each section of the industry. The next workshop for trade associations is being hosted by […]

At last we have some indications of the timetable for Brexit following the Conservative Party Conference and the anouncements made there. Coincidentally the Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI September data highlights an upturn in business activity across construction for the first time since May 2016. The Construction Product Association’s latest State of Trade Survey also shows […]

The ONS have released their Construction output in Great Britain: June 2016 & April to June 2016. Output was estimated to have decreased by 0.9% in June 2016 compared to May 2016. Also output was estimated to have decreased by 10.7% in Q2 2016 compared to Q1 2016 due to downward pressure from decreases in […]

In this sustainable construction update we report on a number of initiatives that consider wellbeing, biodiversity and the application of green infrastructure, as well as smart construction for delivering a sustainable built environment. Health & Wellbeing of building occupants is now receiving increasing recognition from Clients and Designers. The UK Green Building Council reference the 90% […]

As we move towards the start of the next business year, building product manufacturer’s thoughts turn to planning and budgets. Here are some suggestions to help you with planning your construction sales and marketing strategy. Looking at how to review construction markets, building publications and use reports and research on the built environment to inform your decision making. […]

The construction of a building involves many people: Architects; Designers; Engineers; Contractors; Sub-Contractors all working together to meet the needs of the Client. These construction professionals are brought together for a specific construction project and then disbanded once construction is complete. This blog provides an introduction to the more high profile roles in the Construction […]

When the government announced its decision to make BIM mandatory it marked a change in the attitude of building clients; from a focus on the capital cost of construction to the lifetime value of the building. BIM can help to reduce operating costs, but another aspect receiving increasing recognition from clients and designers is the […]

View our recent Twitter Chat with Barbour ABI, where we consider how best to engage with the Construction Decision Making Unit. [<a href=”//” target=”_blank”>View the story “Engaging with the Construction Decision Making Unit” on Storify</a>]

Post-Referendum there is uncertainty around the data in the near-term. Because of this the CPA have decided not to publish their standard point estimate forecasts, normally reported in their Summer Construction Industry Forecasts. Instead they have developed Construction Industry Scenarios – Summer 2016. This presents higher and lower bounds to reflect the extent of the […]