Building and Construction Innovations
Bring new building products to market with Nottingham Spirk.
The building and construction industry is made up of a fairly unique supply chain. Building and construction manufacturers, some broad but many niche, sell to a variety of customer types: other manufacturers, suppliers and distributors, retailers, builders and contractors, and sometimes even directly to homeowners. This means new products developed within this sector must be designed to meet many different user requirements. The key is understanding each audience’s motivations, goals and pain points before jumping right into product design.
Some recent trends could impact the types of products you invest in developing for your company. For example, homeowners today are putting pressure on builders to offer more durable and sustainable product and material options, especially in areas vulnerable to natural disasters. How can your product pipeline be modified to meet these needs? Contractors are relying more and more on prefab construction to improve efficiencies during a build. Are you offering prefab or modular options, or supplies to assist in the manufacture of prefab builds? Distributors and retailers, just like consumers, want the ability to request quotes and order products online. Do you have an eCommerce website? These are just a few questions to consider as you plan your product pipeline and decide the best way to invest your innovation budget.