About Brickonomics

About Brickonomics

Brickonomics is written by Brian Green

The aim of brickonomics is to track trends in construction and the built environment and to question the data and the ideas that shape our views of the industry and what it produces.

Encouraged and supported by the Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management at UCL, brickonomics has been relaunched together with archives tracking back to early 2008. In addition, there is brickonomics extra, hosted by UCL, which will take a selected and deeper look at trends and topics within the built environment and bring to a wider audience work being done at the school.

Beginning life in March 2008 at Contract Journal, brickonomics, was taken up by Building Magazine in late 2009, until organisational changes and time constraints led to the blog being rested in 2016, although @brickonomics continued on twitter.


Brian Green has been a journalist, commentator and researcher focusing on construction for more than 30 years. He writes and produces reports and consults across a wide range of industry topics for both commercial and non-commercial organisations. He edits the annual Housing Market Intelligence report and Barbour ABI’s annual Home Improvers of Great Britain report, writes regularly on economic topics for RIBA Journal and has worked with the Chartered Institute of Building in recent years producing various policy reports on issues such as productivity, social mobility and migration. He sits on the BEIS Consultative Committee on Construction Industry Statistics, the ONS Construction Statistics Steering Group and the Housebuilder Magazine editorial panel. He is an honorary research associate at the Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management, UCL.





Header photo by Claus Grünstäudl on Unsplash with thanks.