Domestically, construction is growing strongly off the back of the resurgence in house-building infrastructure and the private sector economy. Companies have used the recession to streamline the delivery of projects, products and services enhancing the profitability of both themselves and their clients. They are therefore well positioned to benefit from the return to growth of the sector.
Challenges and opportunities being faced by businesses in this sector include:
- Carbon reduction: The built environment accounts for over 50% of the world’s energy use. This is leading businesses’ to look to reduce their environmental impact and is presenting opportunities for businesses that help companies achieve this.
- Export strategy: Emerging markets are looking to the UK and other developed economies for innovative construction products and services. There are significant international export opportunities for businesses able to offer this and our clients are having real success in carbon reduction technology.
- Collaborative construction: emerging best practice is for clients, contractors and professional services to work together to create best life value buildings that exceed the expectations of the ultimate occupiers.
Our construction and building products team draws on wide ranging consulting and operational experience of the sector. This enables us to help our clients overcome the challenges and exploit the opportunities the sector presents.
Recent sub-sectors that we have been engaged in include:
- Consultant engineers
- Property management
Low carbon technology:
- HVAC and lighting
- M&E Consulting
- Energy management
- Windows, doors and conservatories
- Roofing and flooring
- Security products
- Main contracting in the private sector, public sector and infrastructure
- Modular building
- Specialist sub-contracting:
- Data Centres
- Rail and underground
- Hospitals and education
- Plant and tools
- Energy generation
- House building
- Home improvements
- Social housing