Research Reports

UK Research reports

Download the full version of our training and research reports about the construction industry below

Skills & Training in the Construction Industry 

Explore the skill shortages and gaps by occupation, sector and geographical area

Sector Skills Assessments 2004 - 2012 - Construction

Labour market analysis reports (previously the Skills Needs Analysis reports and Skills Foresight Reports)

Skills Foresight reports 2000 - 2003

Providing analysis of the Construction Industry's skill requirements

Impact of the Recession on Construction Professional Services 2010

Commissioned by the Construction Industry Council (CIC) via CITB' research team, this report looks at how the current recession was impacting on the UK professional services sector

Qualification Achievements in Construction 2010-2013 

Find out about the UK's training provision for the UK Construction Industry 

Training and the Built Environment 2001-2013

This report (formerly the Trainee Numbers Survey) measures the number of people entering construction training and provides facts about the industry

Find out about the qualifications levels in the UK Construction Sector, as well as the extent of occupational and geographic mobility

Employment by Occupation in the Construction Industry 2011 (PDF, 1.95 MB)

The survey provides information on the numbers of people employed in both manual and non-manual occupations in the construction industry

Nuclear New Build Employment Scenarios 2012 (PDF 2.6 MB)

Improve your understanding of the nuclear new build (NNB) programme and what it might mean for the UK's future training requirements 

Build to last Executive Summary - Reviewing Sustainable Construction  (PDF, 292 KB)

CITB's Build to Last Programme is about ensuring that the UK is building a sustainable future

Evaluation of Work Readiness (PDF, 1.5 MB)

This report examines the work readiness of entrants to the UK construction sector who have work-related qualifications

Management and Supervisory Skills (PDF, 832 KB)

This research examines the management and supervisory workforce, qualification levels, training, skills gaps and priority areas for skill development

Understanding Future Change in Construction (PDF, 3.4 MB)

A report looking at the future skills across the construction sector, taking a high level overview of where the industry expects to be in the short term (1-3yrs) medium term (3-5yrs) and long term (5-10yrs), and the resulting generic skills and training needs.

Migrant Construction Workers and Health and Safety Communication (PDF, 103 MB)

This report provides the basis for suggesting areas where employers and managers can make interventions to improve communicating safe and healthy working practice with migrant workers

Skills Needs of Specialists in Construction

Labour market information and intelligence, investigating key issues such as skills levels, gaps and needs, recruitment, training and future growth

Career and Training Progression Routes in the Construction Industry

A programme of research to investigate career progression in the construction sector and, in particular, the relationship between progression and education, training, and qualifications in the industry was undertaken.

Wales Research reports

Skills Provision for the Construction Sector in Wales (PDF, 1.7 MB)

Research to inform Transformational Change

Skills Provision for the Construction Sector in Wales Executive Summary (PDF, 377 KB)

Scotland Research reports

Scottish Construction Skills Survey (PDF, 286 KB)

This report summarises the findings of a survey of 2,000 Scottish Construction Employers

Archive Research reports

UK Built Heritage Sector Professionals 2008: Current Skills Future Training (PDF, 4.2 MB)

An assessment report of UK building professionals, their training, knowledge and skills needs in relation to traditional buildings and structures

UK Built Heritage Sector Professionals 2008: Current Skills Future Training Executive Summary (PDF, 1.8 MB)

Effect of Employment Status on Investment in Training 2003 (PDF, 390 KB)

Interviews with 880 employers, workers and recruitment companies on the effect of Employment Status on Investment in Training.

Market Assessment 2003 (PDF, 151 KB)

Provides a comprehensive assessment of the UK construction industry, its performance and its skills needs for the future

Innovation, Skills and Productivity 2002/2003 (PDF, 1.1 MB)

This report is a reflection of the construction sector's opinion on innovation through literature review and consultation

Foresight Workshop Report 2001 (PDF 176KB)

Find out about the future of the industry and the skills and changes needed to take it forward

Managing Profitable Construction - The Skills Profile 2000 (PDF, 278 KB)

This report sets out the findings of the study and shows the influence of skills on performance

Managing Profitable Construction - The Skills Profile 2000 (PDF, 278 KB)

This report sets out the findings of the study and shows the influence of skills on performance

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