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TOP 5 Trends that are shaping the future of construction industry

For many years now, USP Marketing Consultancy (a dedicated market research agency for the construction and installation sectors) have been following the key trends in the construction industry. Today, I would like to share the top 5 trends we think will change the...

PREFAB IN THE ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION IS SET TO TAKE OFF

In the European electrical installation industry, prefab has been gradually coming into play over the past years and is now set for strong(er) growth in the coming 3-5 years. Quite some installation companies are already involved in self-production of prefab, Polish installers most notably. These are some of the findings of the European Electrical Installation Monitor 2020, conducted by USP Marketing Consultancy among installers in 7 major European markets.

WHOLESALER PLAYS IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE PREFAB BUSINESS IN EUROPE

Prefab is a hot topic in the whole construction sector and is seen as one of the ways to cope with the increasing demand for quick delivery of projects, but also with the growing labour shortage in the sector. The usage of prefab among plumbers and HVAC installers is already quite high in some of the European countries. Others are still lagging behind. However, they all have in common that a large share of the installers buy the prefab products from the wholesalers they work with. As a part of the European Mechanical Installation Monitor, in Q2 2020 we focused on investigating the topic of prefab usage among plumbers ad HVAC installers in Europe.

DEVELOPMENT AND FUTURE OF PREFAB

Aside from answering a general demand for faster and smarter construction, the use of prefabricated construction elements allows for efficient construction by fewer construction workers and as such provides a solution for increasing labour shortages in the construction sector.

EUROPEAN USAGE OF PREFABRICATED ELEMENTS IS GROWING STEADILY

Prefab, using prefabricated elements in construction, is a trend we have been monitoring for many years now. Not only is the Prefab trend fuelled by a demand for a faster and smarter construction process often going hand in hand with increasing BIM usage, it also provides an answer to the currently pressing issue of increasing labour shortages in the construction sector. Given this shortage and consequently the rising costs of labour, a solution like using prefabricated elements that allows for efficient construction by fewer construction workers on site is in high demand.

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