Indicators State Industry Can Do Better

BIM usage doubled in the industry between 2012 and 2013, being instrumental in 4% of projects completed in 2012 but 9% last year, according to the compendium of data on the industry in the latest UK Industry Performance Report.

24th November 2014

The report, by construction information specialist Glenigan in partnership with the CITB, has been compiled annually using data from Constructing Excellence’s key performance indicators since 1999, although the 2013 report was omitted from the sequence. Construction Industry KPIs are central element of the change agenda and the Constructing Excellence movement so the figures for 2014 were eagerly anticipated when 2014 UK Construction Key Performance Indicators Report was announced last week in London.

The KPIs reveal trends on a host of issues, including the percentage of projects finishing on time, to budget, and to client expectations; estimates of industry profitability and productivity, data on carbon emissions in buildings and on site; and a snapshot of the industry workforce.

Among the findings, and contrasting with the BIM results, there was a dip in client’s satisfaction on the provision of information on projects, from 73% in 2012 to 69%.

You can access the presentation, the report and full details here –

The industry’s performance on delivering to scheduled dates still shows substantial room for improvement: just 45% of projects were said to be on time or better, although this has risen from the 34% recorded in 2012. In addition, the slippage in construction programmes itself is less severe, and improving: 67% were said to be on time or better, compared to 42% in 2012.

Despite the problems of delivering projects as building cost inflation took hold in 2012-13, the industry’s record on completing projects to budget slightly improved in the latest report, when 69% were completed at or below the predicted cost, compared to 61% in 2012.

There was also a good summary of the report by Construction Manager which is worth a read.