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Building Safety Act, heralds in generational reform

Dr Bola Abisogun OBE - On 28 April 2022, following my 32-month sabbatical at the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Digital Built Britain ‘CDBB’, the Building Safety Bill received Royal Assent, marking the introduction of the Building Safety Act and a pivotal paradigm shift for UK construction.

Transforming the construction skills landscape

The launch of this year’s Business Plan is a significant step forward in our longer-term ambition to transform the skills landscape.

Construction’s role in the greatest challenge of our time

"The era of global boiling has arrived." If ever a phrase brought home the danger of not meeting net zero targets, then this recent quote, from UN secretary general, António Guterres, is it. The environment is a passion of mine on a professional and personal level as readers of my blogs will know. Climate change affects us all and its increasing impact is obvious. In this blog I will share recent facts on climate change. I will also outline how CITB is working with industry, Governments and training providers to serve the public on the most pressing issue of our time.

LGBTQ+ in the Construction Industry: Creating an Inclusive Workplace

Is considering a career in the construction industry as an LGBTQ+ individual a daunting prospect? Worries about acceptance and inclusivity can be discouraging. However, times have changed, and it is important to talk about how the construction industry is constantly evolving and becoming more diverse.

“Leading from the front is part of being a good LGBTQ+ ally”

“There are still many people who think that being open and transparent about your sexuality is too uncomfortable, that Pride and its celebrations are merely an extension of this, as well as being a waste of company funds and resources.”

Construction: an industry of opportunity

Opportunity – for young people, employers and society – is central to the new Construction Leadership Council’s skills plan.

Onsite Experience Hub a beacon of hope for Emmy

Sometimes work can offer hope when other parts of life are tough. Take Demolition Operative, Emmy Jones. Emmy has made great progress in her life since joining the Onsite Experience Hub in Leicester. The hub, run by the Council and co-funded by CITB, provides training and job opportunities for people seeking a career in construction.

Our plan to put employers in the driving seat

I like to keep things simple which is why CITB’s new Business Plan has one overriding aim: to put employers in the driving seat on skills and training.

Inspiring a new generation of groundworkers

“Even at 58 years old I am learning new technologies.” Those are the words of CITB Instructor and former Groundworker Tim Heads. Bircham-based Tim, 58, became a Groundworker after leaving school. He is a good example of age, skills and job diversity in construction.

Cymraeg at CITB

This St David’s Day, we are putting a spotlight on CITB’s commitment to supporting the Welsh language.