In this report you will find the results of the second European Contractor Monitor of 2018, study which focusses solely on the mid-sized (5 – 15 fte) and the large (16+ fte) building contractors in 8 important European countries.
It does not only contain data on the segments contractors are active in, but also gives you a clear view on their attitude towards and usage of prefabricated building elements. Prefab is considered to be one of the most important construction trends for the upcoming years. This is being acknowledged by both architects (ArchVision) and contractors (European Contractor Monitor).
The big question is who will be the driving force behind the realisation and growth of prefab? From the European Architectural Barometer (ArchVision) we know that prefab elements are not widely asked for by principals. Only 1 in every 4 European architects sees principals who are asking for prefab and are willing to invest in it. That leaves three other major stakeholders in the construction value chain to take the initiative: architects, contractors and manufacturers. This report focuses mainly on the last two from the contractors’ perspective.