CITB highlights the net-zero challenge

Editorial Type: News Date: 2021-04-01 Views: 1,636 Tags: PDF Version:
A plethora of new construction roles from glaziers to gas fitters and ventilation contractors to plumbers need to be created over the next seven years for the UK to be carbon-free by 2050.

This is according to the Construction Industry Training Board, CITB, latest analysis Building Skills for Net Zero.

The forecast is based on modelling the skills profile of the workforce required to deliver net-zero using climate change committee data. It estimates by 2028, additional decarbonisation work will have created demand for 86,000 construction project managers, 33,000 building envelope specialists and 59,000 plumbers and heat and ventilation contractors.

CITB strategy and policy director Steve Radley said: "Net-zero presents a huge challenge for construction but an even greater opportunity to create a more productive industry that's also a more attractive career option."