The construction industry still has a way to go in terms of embracing innovation. The trust and confidence lost in the construction industry is still going to take some time to rebuild. Legislation cannot create a cultural change on its own. It’s going to take the leaders and professionals of the industry to lead the way and encourage others to do the same.
With the ongoing reforms, it’s important for individuals to have the right training, experience and knowledge in their own sectors.
For any cultural change to happen someone has to take the lead. It’s not enough to wait for government changes. The industry needs to be ahead of legislation, taking guidance from manufacturers and through cross-party communication.
In addition, there are schemes that will help organisations to drive higher standards.
Cultural change is needed in both attitudes and practices.