Career In Construction

GEORGIA DAVIES | December 4, 2018

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Construction is one of the booming industries in the UK. Reports from CITB predict that over 230,000 jobs will be created in the construction industry over the course of five years. Apprentices in the construction industry earn and learn, while in full-time employment. With an average wage of £170 per week and are able to gain nationally recognized qualification as well.

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Three years on from the UK's National Infrastructure Assessment - how should we evolve strategic infrastructure planning?

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Transforming the Building Industry with the use of Immersive Technology

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The building industry is a trillion dollar global market, which has typically comprised fragmented workflows and a general aversion to tech-based disruption. While some of these hurdles have been crossed in recent years – within the design niche, this specifically entails the use of BIM data and increasingly sophisticated 3D visualization tools – there are still avenues unexplored that stand to dramatically transform the way we build.

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