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 […]

“I want to send the clearest possible message to housebuilders that we the Government will make sure the land is available, we’ll make sure you have the skills you need, and in return, you must do your duty to Britain, and build the homes our country needs.” Will Theresa May’s message to housebuilders make a […]

To mark the launch of the 2017 Construction Media Index research reports we held a Twitter Chat. In this chat Chris Ashworth answers questions on how best to communicate with all specifiers within the construction decision making unit, referencing research findings. The Construction Media Index research aims to inform your communications strategy. Helping you choose […]

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 […]