One of the main goals of this research is to give construction product manufacturers a good understanding of the European contractor (who is the contractor, what do they do and how do they behave) and of the main trends in the construction market. These insights are provided for all important construction elements, such as facade, insulation, roofing, interior (ceiling, floors & walls), raw building materials (concrete, wood and steel) and elevators / escalators / automatic doors. Furthermore, economic developments, branding and the decision-making power of the contractor are examined.
Reasons why contractors are becoming increasingly important to monitor
- ‘Build smarter, faster and cheaper’ is one of the phrases often used in the construction industry
- Builders are moving up the value chain. The influence of the main contractor is increasing rapidly in the construction industry
- The way of working is changing, partly due to contract forms such as Design, Build & Maintenance (DBM)
- When contractors become responsible for the long-term maintenance of a home, they naturally want to be included in the decisions about materials and design. At the same time, the digitisation of the construction process is increasing and BIM is here to stay.
- The Contractor Monitor report is published twice a year and provides insight into contractors in eight European countries.
- Both small and large contractors are interviewed for this purpose.
- Aside from recording their order portfolio, we interview contractors about the nature of the work.
- In addition to these insights, each report also examines a specific theme.
- Besides this multi-client survey, we regularly conduct tailor-made market research among contractors.
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Find out what topics and what countries we cover
The coronacrisis has impacted society in many ways, but it also affected the construction industry. One way in which the construction industry has been impacted might be less obvious, but the impact is very profound; the changes in orientation behaviour. In the last couple of years, the orientation behaviour of European contractors, already became more multi-channel with online sources increasing strongly. Also personal contact remained very important, since the construction sector is a very traditional one.
Reports are published biyearly covering various key trends and are available below:
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