7 challenges faced by construction businesses

Construction is a very diverse industry and is one of the largest in the world. In the UK alone the industry accounts for billions of pounds every year.

The world could not function without the key work of those working in the industry and you could argue that the work completed impacts on each of us, every day. For example, by providing jobs not only for site workers but also the wider supply chain such as architects, designers and even the accountants supporting the businesses. Also consider the buildings where you work, learn, shop and live, all would not exist if it wasn’t for the construction industry.

The roles within the industry are very varied and require a range of skills, qualifications and interests. On a construction site it is common to find skilled workers and non-skilled workers, but also management, designers, surveyors, estimators and many more representing various roles.

There are three main sectors within the industry 

• Commercial and social
• Residential
• Infrastructure

Statistics show that approximately a quarter of construction output is public sector and three-quarters is private sector, with 60% of construction output related to new build, whilst 40% is maintenance and refurbishment of existing. 

In any industry, problems are inevitable and whether you are a main contractor or a subcontractor, you will face common issues. 

In the guide below we talk about the 7 most common challenges faced by our clients and connected businesses in the industry, and what you can do to prevent them. 


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