Construction and Engineering

We have a good understanding of the issues facing the construction and engineering industry and we have worked with some of the industry’s major players such as Lafarge  to develop their managers to inspire and engage their people to improve the business’ performance and drive competitive advantage.

The industry has endured a tumultuous period over the past five years because its primary markets plummeted - private investment in commercial and industrial premises slumped in response to adverse trends in company profitability, compounded by the government's austerity measures which cut funding for institutional buildings like schools and hospitals.   Nevertheless the sector is a key contributor to growth in the UK’s economy delivering around £70 billion GVA and employing over 2.5 million people.

Drivers for change in the sector include:

  • Increased internationalism, greater competition, and greater integration in supply chains will be a key driver of innovation and change in the sector.

  • The UK’s ageing demographic profile means that companies will need to focus on ensuring they have sufficient numbers of new recruits into the industry.

  • Further environmental pressures and regulation to reduce energy consumption and improve energy conservation will further influence building design and the development of new construction materials.

  • There will be an Increasing use of off-site construction methods with more ICT-intensive buildings.

  • Heavy investment in renewable energy, resource efficiency, recycling and new eco- efficient/low carbon buildings will provide new business opportunities for engineering and construction firms.

We can develop your managers and staff to deal with these challenges and deliver a fundamental shift in the culture and performance of your business. We have the unique ability to deeply understand your business vision, strategy, and goals and to design development interventions that will deliver significant business benefits.  To learn more about our work and the impact we have had visit What Our Clients Say.


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