Builders are moving up in the chain
Contractors. This word encapsulates how builders have operated for decades. They contracted for the work and then realised it. The architect determined what it should look like and which materials the contractor had to use. This working method is changing, partly due to the arrival of contract forms such as design build and maintenance (DBM). When a contractor becomes responsible for the long-term maintenance of a property, he of course wants to be included in the decisions on the materials and the design. At the same time, the industrialisation of the construction process is on the move and BIM is here to stay. All this means that is must be possible to build smarter, quicker but above all, cheaper.
Our Multi-Client report gives insight into the contracting industry in six different countries. Both small and large building contractors are interviewed to this end. Apart from their order portfolio, we also interview them on the nature of the work. What does a contractor do and what not (or no longer) and which developments are they facing? From whom does the contractor buy his materials and what is the role of BIM? In addition to this fixed data, a particular theme is discussed each time. Apart from this research, which is published every quarter, we of course also carry out customised market research among contractors.