Businesses 'need to keep adapting'

12 Sep 2013

It is up to businesses to ensure they remain entirely fit for purpose to meet future challenges, warns the president of the Building and Engineered Services Association (B&ES).

Bruce Bisset claims companies must be equipped to deal with emergence of new technologies and the scenarios they bring with them.

He also wants to see those in the industry make the necessary preparations to cope with the requirement for enhanced technical and managerial skills.

"We must adapt to changing working practices," said Mr Bisset when speaking at the annual B&ES President's Luncheon in London. "In particular, the use of building information modelling, which will become mandatory on public sector contracts in less than three years' time."

"We must continue to review the shape and structure of the workforce, to ensure that it remains fully in line with the needs of our industry and our clients."

He added that companies must play a "full part" in the implementation of the Industrial Strategy for Construction, as the Government tries to meet its economic, commercial and environmental objectives.

Firms can also put their expertise and experience to good use by offering advice, guidance and counsel when called upon.

Copyright Press Association 2013



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