The IET is hoping to be heavily involved in any digital transformation of the built environment.
Rick Hartwig, IET policy lead for built environment, said: “We are inspired by the ambition of the sector deal. The IET is looking forward to playing a role in improving the quality of our built environment and making a step change in productivity. We aim to support the digital transformation of the sector.
“We want to highlight the importance of supporting the development of high quality skills and education. The built environment will become an interconnected system of people and technology, we will need to think about how the IET supports the development of digital engineering capability.
“With many high value jobs being created through digitalisation, there has never been a greater need to focus on tackling the skills gap and prioritising the quality of training provision. This will ensure the industry retains and recruits a competent workforce with the right practical and technical skills for careers in modern construction. Without this, economic stability still remains uncertain.”