This ebook from Access Construction examines the challenges the industry has faced over the last couple of years and how companies can avoid some of the pitfalls ahead in 2022
Construction weathered the storm in 2021 – but it is far from plain sailing ahead. Access Construction looks at the pitfalls that await and what not to do in order to not just survive but thrive.
If you thought 2020 was bad, it’s safe to say few of us will be sorry to see the back of 2021, either.
After the initial shock of the pandemic and lockdown, construction rallied last year to get back to work on site and, buoyed by pent-up demand from projects postponed in 2020, strong growth in housebuilding and a renewed focus on infrastructure development.
Strained supply chains
However, it has very much been a case of two steps forward, one (and a half, sometimes) steps back. Strained supply chains have led to shortages and soaring prices for cement, steel, timber and more, while uncertain over rising inflation, border controls and energy prices are adding to headaches.
But even if we could wave a magic want that would solve supply issues, lead times and border delays in an instant, the construction industry is hampered by longstanding issues that need to be addressed.
Skills shortages, thin margins and silo working have plagued the industry for years.
How can embracing technology help to address many of these issues? By driving efficiency and productivity, providing more reliable and accurate data, and improving the overall image of construction as an industry to the next generation of talent.
The solutions are out there – so what is holding you back?