A group of leading young construction workers has said contractors should prepare to benefit from staff migration from other sectors, as it set out a vision for the future of the industry.
The BIM2050 Group, formed by the Construction Industry Council and chaired by UK BIM Task Group head of BIM David Philp, published a key report today.
Built Environment 2050: A Report on our Digital Future posed nine questions to industry bodies about their readiness to thrive in the future.
The group said: “Globalisation has enabled cultures to blend, so too will skills between sectors. The mobility of skills in sectors and geographies will be supported by smart cities, integrated infrastructure, nano-second procurement and mobile capital.”
Other key topics included ‘Are you thinking about integrated infrastructure?’ and ‘Will your organisation be secure against cyber attack?’
The report features a compilation of essays about how the industry may evolve as construction technology develops to BIM Level 3 and beyond.
Philp said: “The digital economy is fundamentally transforming the way we live and work and the UK construction industry will not be immune.
“It is essential that organisations, academia and individuals are prepared to adjust to potentially radical changes.
“They must question if they are moving quickly enough to make the necessary adaptations, which are often complex.”