Building Information Index Vol. 2 – Q1/Q2 2015

In this second volume of the Building Information Index we measure the levels of activity in the construction industry for the first two quarters of 2015 and compare them with the same period in 2014. Our analysis takes a close look at the construction industry broken down by region, funding source and sectors; Residential, Commercial & Retail, Medical, Education, Agriculture, Industrial and Social.

The Building Information Index is measured by factors that correlate with the phases in a construction project. The first is project Commencements which relate to projects that are in progress on-site and where construction activity has started. The second is Applications which are a real time barometer of sentiment in the construction sector and relate to all projects that have applied for planning permission in Q1 and Q2. Thirdly we look at projects that have been granted permission. This shows projects that are further along in the cycle, and being approved, they show more short term potential in the market.