Construction and manufacturers of building materials have been left in the dark with regards to innovative ways of driving product and manufacturing improvements. More so than ever pressure is being placed on the whole supply chain to cut costs and speed up time on site.
I have recently been on a number of factory tours and, through my day-to-day work, have interviewed a number of senior people within building products. Aside from the well rolled out accuse of attracting "sexier" industries into our industry we still seem to be hitting a brick wall.
It is therefore great to read that Teeside University is offering graduate courses that include advancements in construction. The push by government is gaining traction (albeit slowly) and we need a next generation who are equipped to drive this change in approach.
“The slow and antiquated method of building new homes is painful and, fundamentally, we still build homes the way we did hundreds of years ago. Whilst technology corporations, telecommunication companies, the automotive and aerospace industry are advancing at incredible rates, the house building industry is stagnant and it’s genuinely time for systematic change. There is a need for exciting innovation, opportunities to push the boundaries of what we build and how we build that will attract bright new minds in to the industry.”