Welcome to the Etex Experts Series – a collection of new research, insights and commentary we have gathered from industry professionals, including members of the Etex Building Performance team.
This Series came about as a result of the construction sector having been subject to significant change over the past 18 months. We wanted to find out how the industry is faring as we come out of the other side of the pandemic.
These insights combined with our own research of 250 decision-makers in the sector have been formed into a series of mini reports, which we hope will spur further conversations around collaboration, innovation and the future of our industry. First up: productivity.
Theme #1: Productivity
Tailoring our approach
Our research enables us to understand and respond to the sector’s feedback on productivity. Two areas we have paid particular attention to are collaboration and training.
With the skills shortage being cited as one of the sector’s main concerns, training is a key focus of ours. We offer on-site training for installers as we understand installation quality is just as important as the quality of the product when it comes to maintaining performance. We also have a training centre in Bristol, where we provide drylining courses to customers, universities and most recently, Cardiff prison. Additionally, our customers have access to a range of digital training courses to help them get the best out of our products and systems.
The product-approach to productivity: Our products have just as much of a role to play as our processes in helping to increase construction productivity. Below is a snapshot of three products that do just that: