International Construction Companies are reaching new heights, but here’s a more local construction challenge:
A Chinese Firm, Broad Sustainable Buildings, is trying to build the world’s tallest building in record time. Currently, the tallest building in the world is Burj Khalifa in Dubai which stands at 828 m. However, the Burj Khalifa took more than 5 years to complete. Broad Sustainable Buildings is planning on making an energy efficient skyscraper made from prefabricated modules in under 90 days.
Does this sort of challenge inspire you? If it does or you know of someone else who may be interested in construction projects of its kind, it may be worth attending the Open Doors Weekend which will be taking place all over the UK from the 6th -7th March 2015. The scheme aims to provide 11-24 year olds an opportunity to see what it is like to work in construction.
Open Doors weekend has been organised by the UK contractors Group, the Scottish Contractors Group, the Industry Training Board and Sector Skills Council, CITB, the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Considerate Constructors Scheme.
The aim of the weekend is to raise awareness of the broad variety of roles available in the construction industry in an effort to combat the imminent skills shortage in the UK for construction related roles. The construction sector is forecast to grow by 23% by 2018 which means that there needs to be a significant increase in the number of skilled workforce who can supply the demand. In fact, it is predicted that up to 27,000 construction projects could be at risk of not being able to be completed by 2019 because of the skills shortage.
Are you or do you know someone who may be interested in a career in the construction industry? Why not find the nearest site to you and book your place for an exciting opportunity to explore the diverse and dynamic world of construction. Or, if you like this article, why not share your views by tweeting us on Twitter or posting on our LinkedIn page.