Re: Skills - way OT!
Posted by DIC
on May 25, 2018, 3:20 pm, in reply to "Re: Skills
Edited by DIC on May 25, 2018, 3:22 pm
All our big construction contractors turned themselves into 'management contractors' decades ago. That worked reasonably OK until all their staff who actually knew how to build things started to retire. Now they are left with highly qualified managers who don't know anything about their own business. An engineer in a household name construction contractor with tens of thousands of staff told me they only had 30 proper design engineers now. And they are mostly nearing retirement.
The results are clear: Carillion is the most obvious, but Grenfell House is also a symptom. High tech construction work in the UK is mostly done by Bouyigues, Freysinnet, Vinci, etc. And almost all of our design firms are now foreign owned. And we are all discouraged from doing anything vaguely technical in the home by regulations written by people running closed shops for trade professionals, and HSE are always on the lookout for show trial victims. My profession tells me to encourage youngsters but it's a moral dilemma.
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