You will prepare and submit a term paper on Challenges Facing the Construction Industry Today. Your paper should be a minimum of 1500 words in length. The construction industry is one of the major sectors that contribute to the development of any country. Therefore, it remains a key force to boost the economy. To realize this, there is however a need to produce professionals in the construction industry that would be able to handle various problems in this profession. In addition, the construction industries face challenges mainly the demand for changing skills in various construction-related professionals. On top of this, the fast-moving of technologies, the high rate of global expansion, shifting business models, mergers, and acquisitions have facilitated the demand for professionals who are well equipped with the skills required to handle problems that would be faced in the construction industries.
According to the Guardian (2012), therefore having a comprehensive system of vocational training to equip employees with skills goes hand in hand to solve the demand of changing skills in the various professionals in the construction industry. It would be fair to state that most construction companies in the UK, Europe, and Sri Lanka have particular skills and training challenges as a result of being mobile and segmented with high levels of subcontracting and self-employment.
In the journal Resource and Information in Industry Skills published in 2012, it asserts that unlike in the past, one can only be allowed to work with a construction company if they have a “certificate” of competence a show that they have the necessary skills and experience to cope with the challenges in the field of construction. In Europe, there is the National Construction College that trains employees and other professionals in the field who have been encouraged to further their education in colleges and other institutions of higher learning. Just Like any other professional body in other professional fields like law, medicine the professions in the construction industry have organizational bodies that protect their members’ rights and ensure that clients get the best services.