Shaping the Future of Construction: An Action Plan to Solve the Industry’s Talent Gap

World Economic Forum

This plan was created by the World Economic Forum’s Future of Construction Initiative in collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) based on discussions at a roundtable held on 26 July 2017, in BCG’s Berlin office.

At the roundtable, 32 representatives from leading global design, engineering and construction firms, industry associations, government and academic institutions discussed key issues and developed measures to be implemented at company-, industry- and government-level. These are detailed in the action plan outlined in this report.

To improve productivity and address global challenges, the IU (infrastructure and urban development) industry must overcome talent obstacles to attract, qualify and retain a sufficient number of people with relevant skills. This report provides an action plan with steps that companies, industry organisations and government can take to reduce the talent gap.

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