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Our methodology and service

CITB produces a number of reports about the construction industry annually. Our aim is to identify and understand trends and key issues that have a direct impact on the industry. We do this by conducting qualitative and quantitative studies on a range of topics: from careers, training and workforce migration to innovation, productivity and sustainability. 

How we conduct our research

Our research needs are determined by our roles as a Sector Skills Council and an Industry Training Board. We also take into account economic drivers, immediate and emerging policy issues and industry skills challenges. 

To meet these needs, our research process includes: 

  • Continuous labour market intelligence
  • Analysis of industry change – economic, demographic and technological
  • Forecasting labour and skills requirements
  • Bespoke primary research
  • Evaluation work

The reports that we produce are free to download. However, there are restrictions on how you can use the information in these reports. Read our guidelines on how to use CITB research

You can search all our reports by topic, year or keyword

Using our research

Copyright and all other intellectual property subsisting in these materials rest absolutely in CITB. All such rights are reserved.  You may imprint, copy, down load or temporarily save extracts from the copyrighted material only for your own personal information, and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to its contents. You may not use any part of the content for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us.Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of the copyrighted material must always be acknowledged.