Market Research RSS Feedshttp://www.djsresearch.co.ukMarket Research RSS FeedsWed, 22 Nov 2017 18:42:14 GMT New housing infrastructure ranked lowest in terms of quality, according to Brits http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-housing-infrastructure-ranked-lowest-in-terms-of-quality-according-to-Brits-03996 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-housing-infrastructure-ranked-lowest-in-terms-of-quality-according-to-Brits-03996 Latest UK PMI report reveals weakest construction performance since August 2016 Latest UK PMI report reveals weakest construction performance since August 2016: For the first time since the aftermath of the Brexit referendum, the construction Purchasing Manager's Index dropped from 54.8 in June to 51.9 in July 2017; resulting in an 11 month decline in the overall construction index. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Latest-UK-PMI-report-reveals-weakest-construction-performance-since-August-2016-03794 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Latest-UK-PMI-report-reveals-weakest-construction-performance-since-August-2016-03794 Recent statistics reveal that Northern Ireland’s construction output is higher than last year Recent statistics reveal that Northern Ireland's construction output is higher than last year: Following from last year's final quarter, the construction sector's total volume of output fell by 1.7%, yet compared to the same quarter as last year, overall output is up by 7.1%. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Recent-statistics-reveal-that-Northern-Irelands-construction-output-is-higher-than-last-year-03780 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Recent-statistics-reveal-that-Northern-Irelands-construction-output-is-higher-than-last-year-03780 Latest research states that the construction industry seeks to see a rise in housing production Latest research states that the construction industry seeks to see a rise housing production: The Home Builders Federation, (HBF), are aiming to support the number of construction providers helping to build an estimate of 'one million homes between 2015-2020'. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Latest-research-states-that-the-construction-industry-seeks-to-see-a-rise-in-housing-production-03779 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Latest-research-states-that-the-construction-industry-seeks-to-see-a-rise-in-housing-production-03779 American survey finds an increasing demand for outdoor kitchen construction American survey finds an increasing demand for outdoor kitchen construction: According to the American Institute of Architects' Home Design Trends Survey for the final quarter of 2016, architects have stated that there is an increasing demand for outdoor kitchens. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/American-survey-finds-an-increasing-demand-for-outdoor-kitchen-construction-03608 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/American-survey-finds-an-increasing-demand-for-outdoor-kitchen-construction-03608 Survey reveals there is a shortage of construction workers in Ireland Survey reveals there is a shortage of construction workers in Ireland: According to the most recent edition of the quarterly construction market research report, entitled the InterTradeIreland Business Monitor Report, construction firms in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland are having difficulties in recruiting skilled construction workers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-there-is-a-shortage-of-construction-workers-in-Ireland-03520 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-there-is-a-shortage-of-construction-workers-in-Ireland-03520 Survey finds construction companies are positive about Brexit and UK economy Survey finds construction companies are positive about Brexit and UK economy: According to recent construction market research, those within the construction industry are feeling more positive about the economy than other industries, with approximately 75 per cent of construction companies anticipating business growth in 2017. However, the firms in the survey highlighted the skills shortage and how 25 per cent of construction firms are having a difficult time with recruitment. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-construction-companies-are-positive-about-Brexit-and-UK-economy-03455 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-construction-companies-are-positive-about-Brexit-and-UK-economy-03455 Survey finds 30 per cent of contractors are happy with architects’ work Survey finds 30 per cent of contractors are happy with architects' work: According to a recent construction survey by the Royal Institute of British Architects, just 30 per cent of contractors who employ architects to work on schemes are happy with their finished work. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-30-per-cent-of-contractors-are-happy-with-architects-work-03392 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-30-per-cent-of-contractors-are-happy-with-architects-work-03392 Survey reveals construction is one of the least female-friendly industries Survey reveals construction is one of the least female-friendly industries: According to a survey conducted on behalf of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), young women have voted construction and property as the least female-friendly industries to work in, with 29 per cent of the respondents claiming that the industries are solely for males. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-construction-is-one-of-the-least-female-friendly-industries-03351 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-construction-is-one-of-the-least-female-friendly-industries-03351 Construction sector starting to recover, survey finds Construction sector starting to recover, survey finds: According to the closely scrutinised Markit/CIPS construction purchasing managers' index (PMI), Britain's construction industry has been showing signs of recovery during the last month, with outputs beating expectations and raising from July's seven year low. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Construction-sector-starting-to-recover-survey-finds-03318 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Construction-sector-starting-to-recover-survey-finds-03318 Survey reveals 31 per cent find on-site metal health problems difficult to manage Survey reveals 31 per cent find on-site metal health problems difficult to manage: A recent occupational health survey, commissioned by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA) has discovered that 31 per cent of construction companies felt that mental health issues on-site were hard to deal with. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-31-per-cent-find-on-site-metal-health-problems-difficult-to-manage-03253 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-31-per-cent-find-on-site-metal-health-problems-difficult-to-manage-03253 Survey finds construction sector was hit hard in the run up to the EU ref Survey finds construction sector was hit hard in the run up to the EU ref: Recent figures have revealed that construction workers in Britain have seen their worst performance for seven years, with construction firms being hit by a slump in new orders in the lead up to the EU referendum. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-construction-sector-was-hit-hard-in-the-run-up-to-the-EU-ref-03202 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-construction-sector-was-hit-hard-in-the-run-up-to-the-EU-ref-03202 Construction output at the lowest level in three years, survey finds Recent figures have revealed that concerns about this month's EU referendum has resulted in outputs in the United Kingdom's construction sector to fall to the lowest level in three years. However, the figures were not all negative, with the data also showing that the number of jobs created increasing to a four month high in May. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Construction-output-at-the-lowest-level-in-three-years-survey-finds-03146 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Construction-output-at-the-lowest-level-in-three-years-survey-finds-03146 2 in 3 Brits would not consider a job in construction, survey finds A recent construction survey commissioned by Construction United has revealed that approximately 2 in 3 British people would not consider starting a career in the construction sector. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/2-in-3-Brits-would-not-consider-a-job-in-construction-survey-finds-03091 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/2-in-3-Brits-would-not-consider-a-job-in-construction-survey-finds-03091 Survey explores why apprentices are so important to construction According to a recent construction survey by Power Tool World - which explored why apprenticeships are so important to the construction industry ' apprenticeships are not only paramount to the construction sector as a whole, but to their individual employers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-explores-why-apprentices-are-so-important-to-construction-03048 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-explores-why-apprentices-are-so-important-to-construction-03048 Survey finds skills shortages are still rife in construction sector, despite growth According to the Construction Products Association's most recent Construction Trade Survey, in Q4 of 2015, activity in the UK's construction sector increased for the 11th consecutive quarter. This growth was seen across almost all areas of the construction industry, despite persistent labour and recruitment issues. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-skills-shortages-are-still-rife-in-construction-sector-despite-growth-02997 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-skills-shortages-are-still-rife-in-construction-sector-despite-growth-02997 Apprenticeships won’t solve the construction skills shortage, Skills Group warn According to Plymouth-based, Skills Group, apprenticeships alone will not solve the skills shortage in the construction industry, with the situation not only affecting future growth prospects, but also the wider economy. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Apprenticeships-wont-solve-the-construction-skills-shortage-Skills-Group-warn-02921 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Apprenticeships-wont-solve-the-construction-skills-shortage-Skills-Group-warn-02921 Report reveals that house builders own enough land to build 615,000 new homes According to a new report, the largest house builders in the United Kingdom own enough land to construct more than 615,000 new properties. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Report-reveals-that-house-builders-own-enough-land-to-build-615000-new-homes-02864 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Report-reveals-that-house-builders-own-enough-land-to-build-615000-new-homes-02864 Building contractors declining half of bidding opportunities, survey finds A recent survey from infrastructure and support services group, AECOM, has revealed that as a result of the skills shortage within London's construction companies, half are declining the bidding opportunities they receive. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Building-contractors-declining-half-of-bidding-opportunities-survey-finds-02786 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Building-contractors-declining-half-of-bidding-opportunities-survey-finds-02786 Survey outlines why construction workers take time off work sick A recent survey by insurance company, There, has outlined that construction workers take more time off sick as a result of serious work-related injuries than many other sectors. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-outlines-why-construction-workers-take-time-off-work-sick-02747 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-outlines-why-construction-workers-take-time-off-work-sick-02747