TRAINERS at CITB-ConstructionSkills are planning a new raft of courses to help contractors with sustainable building.
The training body is quizzing contractors to see how they are coping with sustainability as the issue races up the political agenda.
Head of sustainability, Annie Hall, who has been seconded from the Environment Agency said: 'The report is a snapshot of the industry and suggests that construction will be under increasing pressure from legislation, regulation and customers to change the way that it works and to focus much more in future on sustainability.
'This is in terms of economic, environmental and social impacts.
However, many construction companies may not know how to address these issues and will need help to do so.'
CITB-ConstructionSkills is planning to include sustainability in NVQs and provide management training courses.Ms Hall said: 'What we need to do as an industry is to work together to see how best to address this issue.'