Construction industry turns to software
The Construction Software Division continues to welcome new customers despite uncertain news from the industry
The reports and forecasts coming from construction industry experts of late have not been particularly positive. Office for National Statistics show that construction output fell by 6% in May in comparison to the year before. It was up on April but that was a very low month.
The Construction Products Association described the outlook for 2012 as bleak and a combination of the economic uncertainty, the long Jubilee bank holiday and bad weather has also delayed projects.
However there has also been some positive news as the value of shelved projects continues to fall and is 29% lower than last year (Glenigan). Announcements of new initiatives have also brought some positivity such as £9 billion of rail investment, the Treasury announcement of guarantees to back financing of £40 billion of projects, and a temporary lending programme to get £6 billion of Public-Private Partnership projects underway.
There is no doubt the industry is in a tough position, however the Integrity Software Construction Division reports that a number of construction organisations are turning to technology to support them in these tough times and for some, support new ways of working.
Justin Moule, Managing Director of the Construction Division reports, “When talking to our customers, feedback on the industry varies. Some sectors such as private house building are reporting profitable levels of activity whilst for others such as social housing, project opportunities remain slow.
However in all cases, it is encouraging to see that businesses are welcoming the use of specialist software to help them improve efficiency and gain visibility of crucial operational information.”
Integrity Software Group is pleased to report that the Construction Division has won the largest number of new customers in the period of January to June 2012, since H1 2007, and continues to see positive levels of enquiries from construction organisations turning to software to support them.
For more information please visit our construction software division website