As a construction product manufacturer it is often hard to know where to start when trying to market your product, or offers such as CPD, to specifiers. It has always been a challenge how best to reach, inform and influence specifiers, engineers, contractors, housebuilders and merchants. The construction marketer has to understand a number of […]

Offsite manufacture is experiencing a resurgence. Supporting our recent Construction Market Report – UK Offsite Manufacture research showing that 77% of respondents expect this sector to grow in the next 12 months. The current Government (225,000 affordable homes by 2020) and the Mayor of London (17,000 more affordable homes pa) have set ambitious housing targets. […]

The latest technologies that are impacting construction are explored by George Beall for the technology blog TNW. This technology report showcases how “as construction practices adapt the latest technology, possibilities open up for better structures built more efficiently and with fewer errors – something that benefits all of us.” Reminding us that the building environment […]

A new report from Kier called Averting a £90bn GDP crisis points to a need for business and government to do more to improve out of date careers advice. The study found that 90% of teachers are unaware of the scale of the recruitment shortfall in the construction sector, with 41% not realising that there […]

The Construction Media Index researches construction professionals, asking them questions about their journal readership, blog readership, social media activity, use of product directories and CPD requirements and more. It is an invaluable tool for the construction marketer looking to plan their communications strategy and influence specification of their construction product.   Why you should buy […]

The construction skills gap continues to intensify. Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB says, in response to their latest State of Trade Survey 2017 ‘of the 15 key trades and occupations we monitor, 40% show skills shortages at their highest point since we started to feel the effects of the skills crisis in 2013.’ The […]

According to the report from IHS Markit and CIPS UK Construction PMI, last month saw residential building outperform commercial construction and civil engineering activity, despite the most recent increase occurring at the slowest pace in three months. A new study from Glenigan reveals the number of affordable housing units in the planning pipeline leapt by […]

We are currently surveying construction professionals, asking them questions about their journal readership, blog readership, social media activity, use of product directories and CPD requirements. This is to inform the fifth edition of the Construction Media Index report, due to be released September 2017. Findings are currently being analysed to provide insight into how best […]

A major CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) report into migration and the construction industry has revealed that a third of firms employ migrant workers. Over a third of employers who employ staff from outside the UK say they do so because there are not enough skilled applicants from the UK, rather than for cheaper labour. […]

One way for the construction industry to learn and adapt is to learn from other sectors. Toyota, following WWII, pioneered a method known as lean production. This has been adapted for the building sector and is known as lean construction. Surely lean construction is a perfect fit for BIM? Another method pioneered following WWII is […]