The unfortunate events of the Grenfell Tower fire of 14th June 2017 and the interim review by Dame Judith Hackitt that followed, highlight what many in the industry already know – that there is often widespread deviation between what is designed and what is built. For manufacturers this is most apparent as specification switching, often […]

Developing marketing strategy for construction markets can be a challenge. There are a number of things to consider: have you a full understanding of the construction sector relevant to your product? Do you know the contracts used and how this changes the dynamics in the supply chain? Have you an understanding of what influences the […]

Engaging with construction specifiers and influencing specification is a constant challenge for the construction product manufacturer. This infographic looks at the effective steps to take when putting in place a specification strategy. #Specstrategy. It concludes with a number of tools that are available to the construction marketer.    

Recent research, The Construction Media Index, provides valuable insight into the communication channels used by construction decision makers. As part of this Architects, Contractors, Housebuilders, Offsite Manufactures and Builders Merchants were asked how they source information. This guest blog, by Mike Rigby of MRA marketing, presents some of the findings and the usage of Apps […]

Recent research, The Construction Media Index, provides valuable insight into the communication channels used by construction decision makers. As part of this Architects, Contractors, Housebuilders, Offsite Manufactures and Builders Merchants were asked about the events they attend. This guest blog, by Paul Fryer, presents some of the findings and considers how to get best value […]

Recent research, The Construction Media Index (CMI), provides valuable insight into the communication channels used by construction decision makers. As part of this Architects, Contractors, Housebuilders, Offsite Manufactures and Builders Merchants were asked about the construction trade journals they read. This guest blog, by Anna Hern of Ridgemount PR, presents some of the findings and […]

We now live in a world that is digitally connected. 2017 marks a major milestone in web usage as half of the world’s population is now connected to the internet. Therefore developing an effective online presence is essential. But how can you get heard in this busy world? Recent research, The Construction Media Index, provides […]

In 67 per cent of local authorities in England, insufficient houses were built to meet demand in 2015/16 (DCLG 2016; DCLG 2017). Across England, of the 265,936 houses that are needed, just 189,650 new dwellings (71 per cent) were provided. While other factors, such as money supply, play their part, this is impacting on the […]

Recent research, The Construction Media Index, provides valuable insight into the communication channels used by construction decision makers. As part of this Architects, Contractors, Housebuilders, Offsite Manufactures and Builders Merchants were asked about the events they attend. This guest blog, by Catherine Caplis of CIB, presents some of the findings and considers if event marketing […]

In developed countries buildings commonly account for 40% of greenhouse gas emissions. The built environment is a significant target when looking to reduce emissions. Yet many new buildings use twice as much energy and have double the carbon emissions than predicted. What is causing this energy performance gap? A study led by Prof David Coley […]