As the industry still struggles to handle skills shortages across construction, an interesting article has been published by the RICS on productivity and the potential shortage of skills will have on major infrastructure projects(linked below).
Although, it is not only construction workers that we need to try to resource, skill shortage effects us all, in the delivery of projects.
The article asks... could the new apprenticeship scheme, launched by the government, be the answer? I'm not sure, but it's a step in the right direction, with firms now able to invest and steer training needed in the modern construction workplace.
This will come into even sharper focus, with the post-Brexit artisan skill shortage compounding the already ageing population of construction workers. Necessity being the mother of invention, will 2017 finally be the year when we address this as a joined-up, grown-up industry?