The MBS Industry Survey 2018

The information collected in this survey is to investigate the current state of the building services industry. We will be using the anonymised data to write a feature in our December 2018 issue. No personal details at all will be used – nor will they be used for marketing purposes. The winner of our prize draw will win an Amazon Echo Dot (or equivalent if no longer available).

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* 1. If you wish to be included in our draw, please ensure that you give us your name and contact details.
 
(If you would prefer to remain anonymous, simply use the letter X in the name field and the email test@test.com in the email field.)

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* 2. Do government incentive schemes help the building services sector introduce new products to clients, or do they create market distortions? (e.g. the Renewable Heat Incentive payments for renewable heat technologies such as heat pumps)

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* 3. Have commercial clients increased their interest in energy efficient building services design and products since the introduction of Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) in April 2018?

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* 4. Is your choice of products for specifying and/or installing affected by legislation such as the Energy Related Products regulations (ErP)?

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* 5. Have projects you have worked on in the past year been designed under local planning regulations, such as the London Plan?

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* 6. Has your business turnover grown, remained the same, or reduced in the last 12 months?

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* 7. What have been the key factors affecting your business (positively and/or negatively) in the last 12 months:

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* 8. Looking back over the past year, has the majority of your work been on new-build projects or refurbishments?

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* 9. Looking forward over the next three years, what will be the three key factors for the growth and success of your business?

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* 10. Have you worked on projects using BIM (building information modelling) technology in the last 12 months?

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* 11. Do you make use of smart phone apps in your work?

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* 12. How do you find information on new products or technologies for your work? Please tick all that apply

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* 13. What kind of training have you undertaken in the last 12 months? Please tick all that apply.

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* 14. In the new Construction Sector Deal, government has stated that the construction industry must embrace new technologies such as off-site manufacture and BIM. What do you think should/could be done to encourage this process?

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* 15. Thinking about recruitment for your company, how do you source new staff? Please tick all that apply

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* 16. Does your business offer apprenticeships?

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* 17. How do you keep up with developments in the building services industry – new products, projects, techniques, legislation etc? Please tick the top three sources of information.

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* 18. Thinking about magazines which cover the building services industry, which do you read regularly?

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* 19. On average, how many people other than you read your copy of MBS magazine?

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* 20. In the past year, what 3 websites have you used most often to help with your work? (e.g. research new products; find out about upcoming projects)

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* 21. Do you use social media to promote your business?

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