The results of the delayed government review into the capacity of the construction sector will finally be unveiled on 17 May.

The Office of Government Commerce’s findings, which are part of the Kelly Review, were due to be revealed to leading construction figures, including members of the RICS and the Construction Products Association, on 7 April. However, the general election pushed back the briefing.

The findings will still have to be signed off by the new chief secretary to the Treasury, to be named by the prime minister either today or early next week.

The results will show the supply and demand of the construction sector until 2009 – vital for the government’s management of releasing major schemes to the market. Cost consultant Davis Langdon is understood to have set up a database to hold the data, details of which will also be revealed at the briefing.