18 July 2017
We are still seeing a lot of news regarding the housing crisis. It is hoped that now the new housing minister, Alok Sharma, is on board things will start to improve. The construction industry will all be keen to see what progress the government will make in regard to its white paper, which was published earlier this year. The white paper was part of a plan to 'fix' the UK's broken housing market and it sets out reforms to boost the supply of new homes in the England.
However, our new government has much to do before these proposals can begin. One of these issues is to reel in the construction industry's 'boom and bust' cycle. There needs to be more private investment in R&D and the supply chain needs to be less fragmented.
Additionally the government need to guarantee more skilled labour to support their new plans. As millions approach retirement age there will be less resource and we need to have a strategy on how to fill the gaps. Furthermore, the investment in schools has lessened over the past few years, this may well have an impact on the provision of more school places to, eventually, provide newly skilled professionals in all areas – particularly within construction.
It's a tall order, whatever way they choose it's a mammoth task. There are other issues to consider too, the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM2015) are there to make sure that any construction carried out is safe, well documented and information is shared between all parties. One way that Ai Solutions can help those within the construction industry is by providing 'compliance software' to make sure any construction work that is carried out is 'compliant' with the CDM2015 regulations, that's one less thing to worry about. Contact a member of the team on 01525 850080 for your FREE demonstration.