The latest construction news from around the globe…
Catch up on what’s going on in construction this week. From an update on the state of the construction workforce in the UK to the top 5 free construction safety resources, we’ve got you covered on all the industry news from around the world.
Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) Forecasts 11% Decline in UK Construction Workforce by 2021
According to the 2020 CITB Strategic Plan, the construction industry in the UK is expected to lose nearly 300,000 workers by 2021 as a result of COVID-19. The workforce is unlikely to recover before 2025 however, according to CITB Chief Executive Sarah Beale, “The recovery presents construction with big challenges but also major opportunities to do things differently and bring a wider range of new workers into the industry.”
Association of Equipment Distributors (AED) 2020 Report to Offer Special Insight into the Future of the Industry
The AED’s 2020 Cost of Doing Business Report and Annual Rental Report, which will be released later this fall, examines vital management practices and provides granular benchmarking data on industry standards. According to one of the report’s key authors Richard Stewart, the results will help contractors and industry experts “understand the business at a level never seen before”.
How to Establish a Lasting Company Culture
To Steve Zahm, President and Chief Culture Officer of Procore Technologies, company culture is the foundation for the success. Check out this recent interview with Zahm and the hosts of popular podcast Best-Self Management, David Hassell and Shane Metcalf, to learn how to operate according to the core values of your organization.
$2.27B San Diego Airport Contract Awarded to Turner-Flatiron JV
It was recently announced that the new San Diego International Airport terminal project was awarded to contracting giants Turner Construction and Flatiron Construction. Construction is expected to begin in late 2021; the 1.2 million-square-foot effort will replace 30 gates, with 19 new gates scheduled to open in 2025 and the other 11 gates in 2027.
What You Need to Know About Construction Certifications
Construction certification programs are a long-term investment, and they can certainly add a lot of value and legitimacy to a construction firm. However, with so many construction certification programs out there, you may find yourself asking, is it all worth it? Hear from Tony Thompson, Founder and CEO of Kwame Building Group, and Gregg Schoppman, Principal at FMI Corporation, to get their take on construction certifications.
5 Free Construction Safety Resources You Should Know About
Looking to brush up on your construction safety knowledge? Or maybe you just want to dip your toe into the world of jobsite safety? Look no further than Construction Junkie’s list of free construction safety resources worth your time.
Finland’s Wooden City
If you have an extra moment, check out this video from B1M featuring a new district in Helsinki being built almost entirely out of timber. Backed by cutting-edge technology from software company, Solibri, Finland is quite literally taking wooden construction to new heights.
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Dive into more business news, check out the latest tech trends, and get a couple quick tips from our safety section. And as always, check back in next Friday for the most up to date feature of The Weekly Grind!