Construction industry bosses are reorganising their workforces in preparation for a potential downturn, with higher levels of sub-contracting and lower levels of direct employment, according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
The Government has announced details of two new construction competitions that are being funded by UK Research and Innovation through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund’s Transforming Construction Challenge. Both competitions focus on modern methods of construction, digital and whole-asset performance.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) does not have any detailed projections or plans on how it will achieve the Government’s target of delivering 300,000 new homes per year by the mid-2020s.
Mandatory licensing of UK construction companies has the potential to transform the industry into a world-leading sector, according to Liz Peace, Chairwoman of the recently-established Construction Licensing Task Force (CLTF).