Inspiring the next generation – The future of construction

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) 2050 Group has launched a major survey to gain an on-the-ground perspective of what inspires people working in construction today.

It invites professionals across all disciplines and of all ages and stages in their careers to participate and in so doing provide an insider’s view of what will constitute a successful industry and work environment, going forward. The survey closes 31 March 2014.

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“The future success of the construction industry depends on its people and the industry therefore needs to better understand what’s important to the people working in it, what motivates them and what changes might encourage new people to join. This is an important piece of work and its success is dependent on the widest possible participation. I encourage everyone to contribute.” Louise Clarke, CIRIA Project Manager and Chair of the CIC 2050 Group

The 2050 Group, supported by the Construction Industry Council, comprises dynamic industry young professionals, who represent a wide range of disciplines across the built environment.

As part of the annual Green Sky Thinking Week, CIRIA is collaborating with the 2050 Group to host ‘The future of construction’, a networking and panel discussion event with 2050 Group members and industry leaders, aiming to inspire the next generation of construction professionals.

The joint Government and industry “Industrial Strategy for Construction” (2013) provides a vision for the construction industry in 2025. The challenges in achieving these targets become even more pronounced when future scenarios of population increase and infrastructure service demand through to 2050 are considered.

Targeting early career and recently graduated construction professionals, this event will explore the challenges facing our industry and focus on how the next generation of engineers, architects, and designers can influence and effect change today.

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