Throughout 2022, the BBA has run a series of roundtable discussions; bringing together leaders from across the industry to share their insights and views on challenges and trends that we all find ourselves in the middle of. The final roundtable of the year will be held at the BBA’s offices on Wednesday 28 September.
The writing is on the wall. A mere 7% of people entering the professional world would actively select construction as their first choice of industry to work in. We risk losing critical industry skill and knowledge due to an ageing demographic, but yet the imperative to digitise and embrace new technology, new methods, new innovation, is banging on the door. The changes the industry makes today, will impact generations to come, but it’s the the next generation of business leaders, decision-makers, skilled workers and innovative thinkers that will be responsible for transitioning an industry towards growth over the next
few decades. For the 3rd BBA Roundtable Discussion of 2022, we want to hear from those who will move the industry forward, the thought-leaders of tomorrow, those that will serve as inspiration to others who want to join the industry and follow in their footsteps. Is this you? The event serves as a continuation on from previous events where we explored the industry’s opinions around digitisation, certification and testing, and the marriage of technology and workmanship and what that means in the race to digitise.
The intention of this discussion will be to discuss what the industry needs to do to change its reputation as a challenged working space; and what we can do to support a career in construction that will build, innovate and disrupt.
What is the discussion all about?
This event aims to provide a discussion platform for those who may have already identified new ways to overcome existing challenges that we know will not be fixed overnight. Challenges such as;
- The fallout of the UK’s exit from the European Union
- Challenges relating to the risk of losing industry skills and knowledge a result of an aging workforce
- Challenges around the stigma and reputation of the construction industry, especially for those who may see it as a deterrent to entering into construction.
We’ll be seeking to hear from participants regarding:
- Their thoughts on the industry as it is today: positives & negatives
- Their views on what the future holds for construction in general
- What businesses can start doing today to attract new skill and change the image of the industry
- New technologies, techniques or methodologies that they think would be beneficial for the industry to adopt.
As we’ve done with previous roundtable discussions, the discussion will be recorded, and we’ll share the discussion in the weeks that follow.