The construction industry faces a serious labour shortage. Since 2017, the number of job openings in engineering and construction businesses has almost doubled, yet the number of new hires has increased by less than 10%.1
Adding to this is a digital skills gap that is preventing further adoption of new machine control and automation technologies. Three-quarters of construction companies say a lack of expertise and training is a barrier to their ability to transform digitally as a business. So, how can they overcome this challenge and make the most of technologies that have the capability to improve productivity and profitability in an industry known for working with tight margins?