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CITB funded research

CITB funds several research projects through the Flexible and Structured Funding Programme. The research helps to identify and address issues relating to careers, training and development and innovation. These cover a wide range of topics affecting the UK construction industry.

Some of the projects produce detailed research reports. These reports are free to download in PDF format.

See the list of reports below:

Roofing sector workforce development strategy 2017-2021

The project report aims to define how we attract, train and retain a skilled and professional workforce sufficient to build over one million new homes in the next 5 years. 

Read the Roofing sector workforce development strategy 2017-2021

Infrastructure 21 

This report identifies key competencies needed in the infrastructure sector, current priorities for construction companies and an action plan to address some of these issues.

Read the Infrastructure 21 report

Multi-skilling in construction to address strategic industry priorities

This report explores the potential benefits and barriers of using multi-skilled operatives in the construction industry.

Read the Multi-skilling in construction report

Construction plant operator supply and demand

This report reviews the supply and demand of plant operators in the UK construction industry.

The aim is to gain better information which can be used for planning, and implementing recruitment and upskilling programmes in both general and specialist plant construction operative areas.

Read the Construction plant operator supply and demand report

Skills and training needs of Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) in the UK construction industry

This report provides evidence of the scale of the skills gap and skills shortage of Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) working in the UK construction industry.

Read the Skills and training needs of ECoW in the UK construction industry report

Please note:

Whilst CITB takes all reasonable steps to verify the information on our site, all the reports listed under CITB funded research are the opinions and information expressed solely by the author/s of the report, and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions or support of CITB, its employees or agents.

We make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up to date. For full details, read CITB's website terms and conditions.

For further information regarding CITB funded research, contact funding@citb.co.uk.

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