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Shaping the future of construction: An action plan to solve the industry’s talent gap


The construction industry needs to take action to close its talent gap - a major hurdle to its digital transformation.

Recently, transformative technological developments such as 3D-printed houses, automated construction equipment and pre-fabricated skyscrapers have emerged. The digital transformation of the construction industry has the potential to uplift decade-long stagnating productivity, which is crucial for society’s wellbeing, economic prosperity and for the environment.

However, the industry needs new talent to adopt the new technologies. A report published in February 2018, 'Shaping the Future of Construction: An Action Plan to solve the Industry’s Talent Gap', provides twelve key actions which need to be implemented to close the structural talent gap in the construction industry.

The report, developed in collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), is the outcome of a roundtable with more than 30 high-profile representatives from leading global design, engineering and construction firms, industry associations, governments and academia. It outlines actions and successful implementation examples at company, industry and government-level.

Download the full report here.

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--Future of Construction 16:00, 22 Feb 2018 (BST)

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