Building Information Modelling (BIM) is one of the most important developments in the construction sector. Aside from being a part of the overall trend of digitalisation of the construction process, BIM touches upon many trends and developments in building...
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WHO IS THE EUROPEAN HANDYMAN AND WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?
Since 2009, we have set up several multi-client monitor researches based on interviews with architects, contractors, HVAC installers, electrical installers and end consumers. Each of these groups occupies a certain place in the construction value chain and works with...
WHAT PRODUCTS DO EUROPEAN ELECTRICAL INSTALLERS USE BIM FOR?
BIM is playing an increasingly important role in construction, and its usage is growing among various construction professionals. However, as we saw in a previous article, the rate at which BIM is being picked up by European electrical installers majorly differs...
MAJOR DIFFERENCES IN ELECTRICAL INSTALLERS’ AWARENESS AND USAGE OF BIM IN EUROPE
Over the past decade or so, BIM has played an increasingly important role in the digitalisation trend in the construction sector. That is why we have continually researched BIM usage among all sorts of construction professionals. We have followed the growing...
ONLINE ORIENTATION FOR HOME IMPROVEMENT PRODUCTS DIFFERS PER COUNTRY AND PRODUCT GROUP
Consumers often start their orientation for home improvement products online. In fact, online orientation has become so normal that consumers find it useful for every product category regardless of whether they prefer to buy offline or online. That means...
Growing usage of social media channels for professional purposes by plumbers and hvac installers
In the last years, installers and plumbers slowly but surely made the shift from printed sources of information to digital ones. While it was clear for everybody that internet and websites are of great importance for the installers, manufacturers were also eager to know whether social media channels should be included in their communication and marketing campaigns for this target group. As a part of the European Mechanical Installation Monitor, in Q4 2020, we focused on investigating the media orientation and usage among plumbers and HVAC installers in Europe, and the usage of social media was one of the topics.
The construction industry benefits from broader economic recovery
Turnover in the construction sector in January 2021 is higher than the turnover in January 2020. This is shown by the January edition of the BouwMonitor, a monthly survey of 1000 parties in construction. The theme for this edition is safety. The economic recovery leads to fewer cancelled projects by principals, including owners of offices. This is reflected in the value of the real estate portfolio: 44% of investors say their portfolio has increased in value. The value of offices and retail is less negative than in previous months. The positive turnover and order book development among investors, consultants and architects also indicates a marked increase in projects.
MAKE OR BUY PREFAB SOLUTIONS?
Rotterdam, March 14, 2019 – With a growing market for prefab solutions, even though the market is still in its earliest stages, the question whether contractors will make or buy prefab solutions becomes more valid. The majority of the contractors in Europe will buy these prefab solutions from manufacturers, although a fair share is also thinking of finding local partner(ship)s. This is one of the results of the European Contractor Monitor 2018 of USP Marketing Consultancy. In this research, 1,000 contractors with at least 5 employees were asked about their attitude towards and usage of prefab in eight countries.
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