The implications of the digitisation, industrialization and global thematics now pushing construction into a modern era are too powerful to ignore. Tomorrow’s constructors should not be dazzled by these forces, they should take the time to envision and consider what is coming and how it may shape their future. Once embraced, the modernisation of construction is rich in opportunity. There will be new markets and capabilities needed to serve them. Most importantly today’s constructors should not underestimate the value of a professional qualification to enable them to take an authoritative leadership position.
This article was prepared for Year 3 Construction and Engineering Undergraduates at Western Sydney University, Sydney, Australia. This article has a companion piece which was published at: https://sourceable.net/whats-the-biggest-risk-in-construction-today/
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