Most companies outsource at least part, if not all of their construction project management as these are often complex projects requiring both construction materials and engineering services. Procurement’s role has been growing, specifically with regards to small projects where spend levels are low. Large projects are usually outsourced to an engineering, consultancy or real estate company.
UK construction companies recorded a sustained expansion of overall business activity in February, with civil engineering replacing house building as the main growth driver.
The survey itself has been developed with the help of volunteer members to ensure that CIPS asks the right questions and better understands what matters to its key stakeholders.
Although housebuilding remained the best performing category, the latest expansion was the weakest for five months.
New business volumes expanded at the strongest rate for 11 months in December.
Growth of both new business and outstanding contracts encouraged service providers to take on more staff in November.
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