Green skills for the construction industry
Hand, A., Zuo, Jian, Rameezdeen, R., & Xia, Bo (2013) Green skills for the construction industry. In Gonzalez, Vicente & Yiu, Tak Wing (Eds.) 38th Australasian Universities Buidling Education Association Conference, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 1-10.
The skill shortage issues have long existed in the construction industry in countries like Australia. Couple this with the lead and lag time between market demand and resultant supply has traditionally seen cyclical fluctuation of skills demand within the construction industry. Skills demand and shortages are generally well documented and can even have a level of predictability in Australia given the tendency to have a delayed reaction to global economic downturns.
Sustainability issues in the construction industry have attracted growing public awareness. Traditionally driven by ever increasing, if only gradual, mandated minimum requirements, drive towards sustainable developments is now increasingly being created by the client. As this demand increases, accordingly a demand for people with the skills to provide these services should be felt.
This research examines the green skill shortage issues within the context of construction industry. Stakeholders from across relevant sectors of the built environment were engaged to ascertain the industry’s utilisation and demand for ‘green skilled’ personnel. These findings will assist stakeholders within the construction industry in negating the effects of a skills shortage in the event of accelerated demand for sustainable construction.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||construction industry, green skills, sustainability, skill shortage|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2013 Please consult the authors|
|Deposited On:||24 Nov 2013 22:47|
|Last Modified:||20 Feb 2014 04:11|
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