Help shape the construction industry

A 2021 Construction Census has been released by the organisers of The Glazing Summit to provide analysis and to gauge how the industry is shaping up for the remaining year.

The census is designed to reveal how businesses have fared over the past year, and a report will be produced to examine what the main issues are facing the industry.

By taking part, companies’ results could help to shape the industry needs and how trends may look as we emerge out of the pandemic, its organisers said.

The past year has had a polarising effect on the construction and fenestration industry with companies either claiming stacked workloads and increased recruitment, or signalling the end of the road for businesses unable to continue.

The quick adaptation and understanding of how to reach consumers and suppliers through digital marketing or email channels has heavily impacted brand success throughout the pandemic, resulting in brands and businesses having to become more flexible to achieve sustainable profits and sales targets, The Glazing Summit said.

A short survey has been launched at and all those affected, both positively and negatively, are being actively encouraged to take part to shape the future understanding of how the past year has shaped construction within the UK.

All completed surveys will be entered into a draw to win a £50 Amazon voucher, and participating companies will receive the completed census report.