Monday, 22 December 2014

Construction set to drive UK economy

According to the CPA (Construction Products Association), the Construction sector is predicted further growth of 23%  by 2018. These statistics are reinforced by CIBT (Construction Industry and Training Board) who predict as many as as 200,000 new jobs being created over the next 5 years.

What does this mean for the sector and how does this translate for recruitment? Figures suggest an increased confidence in the sector with companies now required to upskill their existing workforce and attract new talented recruits capable of adopting new technologies in order for businesses to maintain their competitive advantage in the workplace.

One reported problem however is the lack of interest expressed by young talent in a career in construction.  This is a problem as  economic growth depends on finding this talent to fuel it.
The challenge for any company in a volatile environment is attracting and appointing the right candidates quickly to strengthen the leadership team and bridge the skills shortage to meet modern methods of construction technologies.

Macallam Interim recognise that it is people that build success and the breadth and scale of our experience enables us to appoint executives to help drive business  forward. We work in partnership with our clients in order to develop strong relationships that benefit all those involved.

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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

What does Building Information Modelling (BIM) really mean for the Construction sector?

Building  Information Modelling (BIM) is not a new phenomenon.  Its adoption is however slowly starting to gather pace as the 2016 Government compliancy due date draws closer. By 2016, Government procured constuction builds / projects will require BIM level 2.  This is going to be a real game changer as it is the first truly global digital construction technology and will soon be deployed globally. 

Whilst smaller SME’s see this as an industry challenge, some larger contractors are recognising the business benefits that BIM represents to the company as a whole. Recognisng that BIM know-how can accelerate their position and help to maintain a competitive advantage in the market place. Having the know-how means having the right people and talent in place to ensure BIM benefits are fully realised throughout the company.

BIM should not be seen as only a technical requirement but a whole new approach to working  both in terms of people and processes. Whilst on face value data appears to be the key driver, it essentially translates into collaborative working across multi disciplines.  Any change should be core to the company and it is skilled Project Managers that are needed to create capable project conditions ready for the use of BIM.

It is clear that people are going to be central to the successful implementation of BIM processes and as more companies realise  the company benefits of BIM there will be added focus on recruitment of the right people both to fulfill permanent positions and for short term help though the engagement of Interim Executives.

BIM  is still not common practice within the industry but businesses in the sector should not run the risk of being left behind.

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