Barbour ABI Releases Q2 Construction Report

By Barbour Abi, PRNE
Monday, August 1, 2011

CHESTER, England, August 2, 2011 -

Barbour ABI is releasing the next instalment of Construction Review today - it’s our quarterly industry analysis, which highlights key building projects, the best performing sectors and everything you need to know about construction activity between April to June.  

Construction Review is a popular read amongst construction industry professionals. Starting with leading stories from two respected sources; Brian Green who blogs for Building magazine and Dr Noble Francis, Economics Director of the Construction Products Association.

The review provides a detailed analysis of all sectors within the construction industry. Here’s an extract from the Education Summary (April to June 2011):

The total value of contracts awarded was up for the third successive quarter, up 31% on the previous quarter and 25% on the same quarter last year. Overall capital expenditure will fall over the next couple of years, although the money invested in Academies will hopefully continue to trickle through for the rest of 2011.

To view more of Q2 Construction Review, follow this link:

Barbour ABI reports on every new building project in the UK, enhancing planning application and public tender information at each stage of the construction lifecycle. For over 70 years, the Barbour ABI portfolio has provided industry leading services to the construction community.

Rebecca Pedler, Marketing Manager, says: “We’ve been producing Construction Review for quite a few years now, and it’s always proved to be a big success amongst industry professionals. It provides a great insight into the performance of the sectors, whilst also introducing the flexibility of Barbour ABI’s services. This report is compiled in-house using our data and sophisticated reporting capabilities, it’s a free publication and an essential read for everyone involved in construction.”

Adam Valentine, Research Director, says: “Construction Review is an excellent resource for understanding and contextualising current construction activity. Our expertly skilled researchers speak to key specifiers and decision makers to gather data at individual scheme level across the entire project life cycle, ensuring a complete picture of the whole market - we are very proud of the team that delivers it.”

  • Barbour ABIs parent company UBM has just acquired Ecobuild - the world’s leading event for sustainable design, construction, and the built environment.

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About Barbour ABI

We are the leading provider of construction intelligence products, providing UK companies with sales leads, contact data, CRM software and market intelligence.  Our reputation is built and maintained by our in house team of market researchers who have excellent working relationships with planning authorities and other relevant information providers - this comprehensive approach means that we research and report on 100% of planning applications in the UK.  These unique credentials mean we can tell our customers about the ‘who, what and where’ about every UK construction project, taking the guesswork out of their sales and marketing strategies. Barbour ABI is part of UBM Built Environment - UBM plc’s specialist media division focusing on the Architecture, Construction, Interiors and Property markets worldwide.

For further information about Barbour ABI please contact:-

Anne Kelly, Marketing Executive on +44-(0)151-353-3636,


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