The future of the engineering and construction workforce.
It is important that we build an inclusive industry that fosters the right talent to engineer our future.
A brave new world for STEM
It seems that the engineering and construction industry is at the cusp of a new era, with tech start-ups creating new applications and tools that are changing how companies design, plan, and execute projects.
In addition to this, these projects are becoming increasingly complex and thus, managers are facing increasing pressure to improve costs, timelines, and efficiency.
As we approach this new dawn for engineering, driven by advanced software, construction-focused hardware, analytics capabilities and innovative start-ups, it is important that we build an inclusive industry that fosters the right talent to engineer our future.
Women earn about half of science and engineering degrees, but they make up less than 20 percent of people employed in those fields. This is concerning, especially since there is also something of a talent shortage in the UK in terms of filling engineering roles.
This has led over 150 world-leading engineers, scientists and technology giants to join forces to urge the UK government to help tackle this issue.