Fleet of cranes on a UK construction site
Fleet of cranes on a UK construction site

Reviving UK’s Construction Industry and Why Year 2020 Might Be a Major Turning Point


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It has already been a common knowledge that the UK is now seriously facing under-supply of housing. Unluckily, this isn’t an abrupt or even a sudden phenomenon – some of the most pressing issues dealt by the country is the continuous imbalance between the demand and property supply on two areas, rental and sales market. Solutions for such issues have been thoroughly figured out. Successive UK Governments and construction companies have already been recognizing the seriousness of such issue and are now pleading to resolve it by ascending the number of houses that are added towards the annual housing stock.

At the very center of the housing crisis has been the construction sector. However, the establishment of the newly build properties might not fully address the recurring imbalance between demand and supply, it is undoubtedly some of the key pillars of a housing strategy. That is why, construction companies have been finding ways to not let these challenges overshadowed them. Construction trends and other emerging advanced tools are something that are now taken into consideration in the industry. A construction management software, for example, is an all-time preferable tool that is utilized for construction management purposes.   

To go further, it is time to know what are these challenges presently faced by the UK construction industry. Take a look below:

  1. Skills shortage

The construction industry has been also dealing with the skills shortage. Several of UK firms have solid concerns over how they could attract their respective workforce after leaving the European Union. Now, the Office of National Statistics has reported that 28% of construction workers that are London-based are EU nationals. And not until when the government has confirmed that there is an ongoing risk about the shortage of skills and that it might probably go to worst.

Collectively, this specific uncertainty has taken a toll on the industry’s output. Starting from June of 2019 until the present, the lowest figures for the output of UK construction has been marked ever since the financial crash. The shortage of skilled laborers is considered as a recurring issue. If being left with the choice of hiring the ones who are not that skilled enough, extensive training programs must be implemented. The hired workers can be thoroughly monitored with the application of

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