Our sector stands on the edge of a fundamental shift in the way that future infrastructure is delivered. Yet, as we all know, it also faces negative pressures.
CECA believes that there is a strong appetite for change. But companies struggle to understand what the future direction will mean for their businesses, and how they can most effectively manage this change.
To help shape and influence our understanding of Tomorrow’s World, CECA is developing a technology focused industry routemap. If we get this right, this evidence based document will drive substantial Welsh, UK and local government support for all those that are involved in the delivery of infrastructure across Wales and the UK.
As part of our research, we would like to engage with CECA Wales members, as part of a broader engagement across the UK, to test and challenge some of our emerging findings, to ensure that together we safeguard the future of our industry for the long term.
We’ll start with some short taster sessions from industry leaders in modern methods of construction, digital engineering and automated technology and then open out the debate by focusing on 3 specific questions :
- Which business models are likely to be most successful in the future and what are the challenges in adopting these models?
- Which future technologies are likely to have the greatest impact on our sector and how can the industry be supported to adopt these?
- Based on the first two questions what steps should be taken, collaboratively, by the industry to secure the future skills, including new recruitment and retraining of the existing workforce?
This will be a great opportunity for you to contribute to “Tomorrow’s World, Tomorrow’s Infrastructure” and ensure that our sector and the businesses involved in it help to shape the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”.