FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS



1 EUROCONSTRUCT - European Construction Market Forecasting Network

What / Who is EUROCONSTRUCT?

EUROCONSTRUCT is a European research network specialised in construction market analyses and forecasting. EUROCONSTRUCT comprises research institutes and consulting organisations in 19 European countries with an experience of 40 years.

The EUROCONSTRUCT network has contacts to the Baltic States and Russia (through our Finnish partner), Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine (Hungarian partner), Japan (Research Institute for Construction and Economy, RICE, Tokyo) and Korea (Construction & Economy Research Institute of Korea, CERIK, Seoul).

Which industries are the main targets of EUROCONSTRUCT?

The aim of EUROCONSTRUCT is to provide decision-makers in the construction sector and the related markets as well as ministries, agencies and national and international associations with information, analyses and forecasts to help making business plans more precisely and more effectively.

Our research and forecasts are designed to meet the needs of many types of businesses including:
  • Manufacturers and traders supplying construction materials, products, equipment and machines,
  • Construction contractors,
  • Property developers,
  • Property investors and housing associations,
  • Banks, financial and credit institutions,
  • Project managers, engineering firms and architects,
  • Construction & real estate services providers,
  • Industry associations,
  • Government departments and national agencies,
  • The Commission of the European Community and other European organisations.

What are the unique benefits of EUROCONSTRUCT?

  • In depth construction market data and updates on a regular basis (June/November).
  • Country specific forecasts from our members who know their domestic market best.
  • Harmonized construction forecasts throughout Europe.
  • Independent network with a strong focus on quality (bi-annual statistical meetings).

Is there any EUROCONSTRUCT partner institute in my country?

EUROCONSTRUCT has partner institutes in 19 European countries. Check the full EUROCONSTRUCT member list to see if there is also a partner in your country.

There is no member in your country?
Get in touch with any of our members for construction market related questions. We all try to find a solution which meets your needs.

2 EUROCONSTRUCT Conferences

What can I expect from the conference?

EUROCONSTRUCT conferences bring leading economists and analysts - which are specialised on the construction market - together. Our platform provides building and construction related business experts with an sound understanding of the key trends which are driving the construction markets in Europe.

The conference is usually divided into two parts. The first part (half a day) is used for presenting the latest EUROCONSTRUCT forecasts of the main European construction markets (residential, non-residential market and civil engineering). At the end of the first part a summary about the overall European construction market will be given.

The second part is dealing with recent problems of the construction markets. This part will be presented by top financial analysts and construction experts from all over Europe (including Central Eastern Europe). Past speakers were for instance from:

- Leading contractors and building material producers,
- International financial institutions,
- Research and Consulting companies,
- EU-Committee, European Investment Bank,
  and the European Bank for Recovery and Development.

What can I gain from the conference?

o Strategy. The European construction market is in a state of flux. Especially Central Eastern Europe is a rapidly changing construction market of more than 350 million inhabitants. The conferences will focus on the emerging opportunities in Europe. Facts, construction environment, experiences and trends will be presented by top European experts.

o Documentation. European and country-by-country forecasting. All delegates will receive a comprehensive documentation of the conference proceedings: the EUROCONSTRUCT Summary Report.
This summary is much more than the conference documentation. It is a comprehensive book which contains all important figures of EUROCONSTRUCT's participating countries. It summarizes macroeconomic and construction developments with detailed data on the three main construction sectors: residential construction, non-residential construction and civil engineering.

Delegates will be able to purchase separately the Country Report - a book containing in depth analysis of the economic and construction development for each of the 19 member countries of EUROCONSTRUCT.

o Resources and contacts. The conference offers an exclusive opportunity at a special pre-conference evening event where top analysts in the construction industry, financial and construction experts, representatives of international banks, leading contractors and building material producers from all over Europe can be met.

Why are EUROCONSTRUCT conferences unique in Europe?

EUROCONSTRUCT conferences provide one of the most detailed construction analysis in Europe. Our forecasts are derived by more than 60 construction relevant indicators which are published for each country in the so called Country Report. The most relevant trends and indicators are presented at the conference. Considering a data-stock of about 10,000 figures on the European construction market each conference (twice a year), EUROCONSTRUCT gained an impressive knowledge since the foundation in 1975.

How often do EUROCONSTRUCT conferences take place?

EUROCONSTRUCT conferences take place twice a year. Usually the summer conference is around June and the second (winter) conference around December. The conferences are organised by our members and so they always take place in a different country.

What are the conference languages?

Conference language is depending on venue. Due to the international orientation of this conference it is mainly English. Additional simultaneous translation in German and French is usually provided.
 
3 EUROCONSTRUCT Products and Services

What are the core products of EUROCONSTRUCT?

EUROCONSTRUCT is a lively network and we try to improve our data continuously. Our EUROCONSTRUCT conferences help us to go on with the research work. The latest forecasts are presented to a larger audience at our events.

No time to visit our conference?
The EUROCONSTRUCT network also publishes two reports on the current state of the European construction industry and its prospects in the short and medium term:
the EUROCONSTRUCT Country Report and the EUROCONSTRUCT Summary Report.

These reports are presented at our EUROCONSTRUCT-Conferences for the first time and they can be purchased from your local EUROCONSTRUCT partner in your country.

What is the difference between the EUROCONSTRUCT Country Report and the Summary Report?

The EC Country Report contains construction market forecasts and detailed underlying information on the national level of the 19 EC countries. The report also covers the overall economic development along with the main influencing factors (like new policies) within the three main construction sectors: residential construction, non-residential construction and civil engineering. It is the most powerful tool for strategic planning with more than 8000 construction related figures put together by the EC network.

The EC Summary Report shows the overall European construction trends covery by our network. Instead of the "country-by-country" analysis (see above) broader European trends within the main three construction sectors (residential and non-residential construction, civil engineering) and the whole construction market are derived. Additionally it is including summary tables of the most important indicators.

Which countries are covered by the forecasts?

Following countries are covered by our regularly reports:

Western European Countries
Austria :: Belgium :: Denmark :: Finland :: France :: Germany :: Italy :: The Netherlands :: Norway :: Portugal :: Spain :: Sweden :: Switzerland :: United Kingdom

Central Eastern European Countries
Czech Republic :: Hungary :: Poland :: Slovak Republic

More countries such as Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine and the Baltics are available through our partners.

Please get in touch with us to get more information:
Mr. Michael Weingärtler
E-Mail: michael.weingaertler@wifo.ac.at

Do I have to participate the conference to get the reports?

No.

How can I order the Country or Summary Report?

Both reports are sold by our member countries. Please get in touch with the EUROCONSTRUCT partner in your country. If there is no partner in your country please contact the closest partner or anyone of your choice.

Find the EUROCONSTRUCT partner in your country here.

Are there any additional services provided by EUROCONSTRUCT?

EUROCONSTRUCT also carries out multi-national studies on specific topic for companies, agencies or ministries. Please contact you local EUROCONSTRUCT partner for more information.

Find the EUROCONSTRUCT partner in your country here.


Any more questions?

We are looking forward to receiving your feedback, or questions. We try to answer your requests by email as soon as possible.

Please contact Michael Weingärtler (WIFO/AT) or any other EUROCONSTRUCT member.
Email: michael.weingaertler@wifo.ac.at
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