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Construction Custom Solutions

Gain an edge in the global construction market through data-driven decision making with in-depth market analysis and construction industry trends insights.

We partner with you to navigate the globalized construction industry, where transnational demand, supply chain evolution, infrastructure policy, demographics and technology continually change the rules of the game. Leverage our international construction forecasts and deep industry analysis and construction-related data on 200+ countries.

Companies and construction firms rely on us to analyze a wide variety of business issues. We forecast construction spending overall for 74 countries by key building types at the national and regional level, so you can:

  • Anticipate needed materials over next decade, by country/region and structure type
  • Size and segments markets to set sales targets and achieve revenue goals
  • Manage inventory, supply chains and pricing strategy
  • Create strategic market entry and expansion plans
  • Formulate savvy investment strategies
  • Capture new opportunities and advance current construction projects
  • Understand the opportunities and risks in evolving infrastructure spending and policy
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Solve Your Business Challenge

Client Question

“We have too many differing views on our market potential and do not incorporate external factors in a consistent manner.”

Our Solution

IHS Markit will work with your teams in a Business Drivers Workshop to incorporate all views and determine which are most relevant by country and market.

Client Question

“There are so many economic indicators to track and I don’t know which really impact my business or if I am missing some important signals on future trends”

Our Solution

IHS Markit can conduct a rigorous statistical analysis of variables identified by our construction industry experts to determine which data you should monitor.

Client Question

“Our CEO needs to respond to analyst questions on the business implications a more rapid decline in the dollar.”

Our Solution

The variables driving an IHS/Markit model of your business can be changed to create alternative scenarios.

Client Question

“Our distributors keep telling us that we are too pessimistic on our sales volume expectations, but what is a reasonable target now that the market has improved.”

Our Solution

IHS Markit models of your business can be updated quarterly to capture evolutions in the economy in general and your markets in particular.

Client Question

“We can’t agree on the size or growth rate of markets outside our existing footprint and need help setting targets”

Our Solution

IHS Markit works with all stakeholders to get buy-in on data driven models to quantify market size and potential in an unbiased manner.

Case Studies

Building Materials: Market size, sales benchmarking and scenarios

Problem

A global paint manufacturer was looking to benchmark their sales against market projections for the US with scenarios to capture impacts on outlook due to COVID-19.

Solution

IHS Markit developed market size of paint for commercial building applications. As a model enhancement, we applied alternative scenarios from our US macro optim and pessim perspectives for forecast drivers of paint demand. Additionally, we provided quarterly frequency data to better capture turning points in the economy over the next two years in the outlook. Finally, we added a sales forecast that mirrored the commercial building application definitions so client could benchmark performance and assess market share movement in the forecast.

Outcome

The results are a baseline measure of paint demand across the most critical part of their business portfolio. The insight from these models rolls up to C-Suite for setting corporate guidance.
Rental markets: Growth strategy

IHS Markit conducts the market size and growth research for the American Rental Association and the European Rental Association and has engaged with a number of construction equipment OEMs to analyze and forecast their markets.

Problem

A construction equipment dealer wanted to assess the competitive landscape and identify opportunities for its Finnish rental operations.

Solution

IHS Markit provided a holistic view of the rental equipment market, providing an assessment of the country’s macroeconomic environment and sector dynamics (i.e. construction, mining, agriculture, etc.). After assessing the underlying drivers, IHS Markit analyzed the equipment market, broken down by key players and equipment types (i.e. earthmoving, power systems, access).

Outcome

Our findings were leveraged to build a strategic 3-year plan for the development of rental activity.

Equipment/Machinery production: Competitive landscape and opportunity assessments

Problem

An international equipment manufacturer wanted to assess the competitive landscape and identify opportunities for its French air compressor operations.

Solution

IHS Markit conducted a two-fold study, assessing the size and dynamics of the specific French equipment markets, broken down by product groups, and of the main end markets, broken down by key sectors, including history and forecasts with a 5-year horizon. This was supported by an analysis and forecast of main macroeconomic data and sectoral factors, leveraging our in-house market intelligence products.

Outcome

Our findings were leveraged to assess the performance of the client compared to the market and to set objectives for a 3-year action plan.

Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC): Market entry

Problem

An international engineering company was considering increasing its project portfolio in Pakistan’s power sector, taking advantage of government need to increase power capacity via the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model. The client wanted to understand the macroeconomic and industry context, any political risks (especially given impending elections), and how these might interact to affect power sector prospects.

Solution

IHS Markit provided a compr    ehensive assessment of the existing power sector, with a focus on major power consuming industries and their outlooks. IHS Markit also analyzed previous PPP projects for success or failure and the rationale for that outcome. IHS Markit also outlined expected government actions based on potential election outcomes, and the impact of those actions on PPP contracting as well as Pakistani fiscal and monetary outlooks. IHS Markit made explicit observations on potential risks as well as the potential paths to minimize those risks.

Outcome

Our work involved multiple C-suite meetings with the conclusion that the client did not have the appetite for the potential risks given potential project finances.

  • The service offers ongoing analysis of policy, technology, and coverage of key market issues and drivers, helping clients make sense of the emerging energy system that is becoming more complex and interconnected.
  • Detailed price and market fundamental forecasts for key components of the equipment for the technologies covered, supporting strategic planning by understanding the supply - demand balance, and the future impacts this has on pricing.
  • Scale the viability of market opportunities with access to global and country-level deployment and installations data, combined with competitive environment analysis to assess which technologies to algin new venture strategies to.
  • Build an understanding of the regions or companies with the biggest sales pipelines and how the project landscape is developing, as Clean Energy Technology provides the largest project databases globally with individual project level data, including status, analysis of profitability at each stage of the supply chain, and emerging technology monitoring.
  • Integration of new, effective technologies plays a critical role as companies innovate, and the Clean Energy Technology service provides visibility of the latest technology trends, with the latest information on the technology landscape, costs, and evolution of existing techs and non-mainstream technologies.
  • Clean Energy Technology provides detailed analysis of the various supply chains, helping procurement professionals to identify key players, forecast the development of costs and prices and understand the short-term evolution of the technologies – supporting purchase decisions and purchase timing.

Experts

Scott Hazelton

Scott Hazelton oversees bespoke research for clients in construction, heavy equipment, building materials and industrial manufacturing markets. Projects often combine our historical and forecast data with association, company or third-party data to drive actionable business insight, such as market sizing, segmentation and growth potential for both US and global applications. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and provides executive briefings. Mr. Hazelton has worked with many of the construction and mining equipment OEMs, equipment rental companies, building materials suppliers and trade associations within manufacturing and construction. He is a regular contributor to numerous industry publications, including International Construction and Rental Management. He began his career as a housing economist with the US Macroeconomic Service, where he developed the quarterly Global Construction Outlook, the US Construction Quarterly Briefing and the US Construction: State and Metropolitan Focus forecasts and commentary. He also developed forecasting models for the US renovation and infrastructure markets. Mr. Hazelton earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with highest honors from Bates College in the United States.

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Jeannine Cataldi

Prior to joining the Construction Group, she worked in the U.S. Regional Services Group forecasting and analyzing state/metro economies, as well as managing the Real Estate Service for the group. She began working at WEFA, Inc in September 1998.She has a Master's degree in Applied Economics from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

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Deni Koenhemsi

Ms. Koenhemsi's previous areas of industry focus include healthcare, professional services and consumer goods. Prior to joining the company, she worked as a country risk economist at AIG and as a research assistant at the Center for Strategic and International Studies focused on Turkish economy and politics. Ms. Deni Koenhemsi received a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the University of Richmond, US, and a Master of Arts in International Economic Relations from American University, Washington, D.C., US.

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Mr. Mohsen Bonakdarpour

Mohsen Bonakdarpour is Executive Director of consulting in the Economic and Country Risk Division of IHS Markit, working on macroeconomic and industry economics since 1986. He brings more than 30 years of experience in macroeconomic, regional, and industry consulting with a strong focus on scenario analysis, economic impact assessments, and applications of market planning. Mohsen has been responsible for development of a detailed regional application (Business Market Insights) and global information and communication technology capability. He has expertise in regional economic impact assessment and is fluent in relevant modeling tools to a wide array of issues and policies.Mr. Bonakdarpour worked as a partner with Cisco's Global Market Intelligence group to build a model to estimate total addressable market for network technologies and services. The model has become on the forefront of strategic marketing initiative for Cisco via their global market view model and database.Mohsen was the project manager for series of large scale energy related projects including Crude Oil Export Decision - the Fact-based study and analysis played an important role in lifting the ban, Americas New Energy Future - studies had an extraordinary impact at a time of debate over future of shale and was cited in Presidential State of the Union Address, and Restarting the Engine in US Gulf of Mexico - client used the research to have BOEMER accelerate licensing process in the Gulf of Mexico.Mr. Bonakdarpour holds an M.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Economics and Computer Science from Temple University.

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