Specialists in staffing and mobility for the built environment
The global construction industry looks to have a positive future. The Global Construction 2030 report, published by Global Construction Perspectives and Oxford Economics, forecasts growth for 48 major construction markets across the world in the next decade, and believes the global construction market will increase by $8 trillion by 2030.
In a separate report produced by the Construction Intelligence Centre (CIC), Global Construction Outlook to 2022, expansion in the global construction industry is expected to average 3.6% a year over the next three years, reaching $12.7 trillion in 2022 - an increase from $10.6 trillion in 2017.
This is expected to drive an 85% uptick in global construction output, according to the report, with China, India and the US accounting for 57% of overall growth. This will be powered by the ongoing industrialisation of developing countries, alongside developed nations recovering from economic instabilities.
However, despite the upward trends predicted, construction companies need to ensure their workforce strategies are fine-tuned to ensure projects are delivered on time and don’t go over budget.
Construction firms with global ambitions will need to implement effective workforce strategies to secure the best local construction talent, ensure expat workers can be mobilised in new regions, and navigate global regulation, labour and tax law.
One reason this is essential is that a number of regions across the world are seeing significant skills shortages in the construction sector. The UK Government’s Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), for example, highlights that civil engineers and architects may be in short supply in the future due to Brexit. Construction project managers and quantity surveyors are also hard to find.
Elsewhere, the 2018 Turner and Townsend International Construction market survey underlines wider construction skills shortages globally, noting that 27 international markets experienced a skills shortage in 2018 - up from 24 markets in 2017. Developing nations such as Colombia, Indonesia and Malaysia were particularly affected by a lack of skilled construction workers.
When it comes to construction recruitment, working with an experienced workforce solutions provider can help you to source the best in local and international construction talent and ensure your project runs smoothly.
Airswift has 40 years’ experience in providing recruitment solutions to major global companies, from oil and gas supermajors to large-scale construction and infrastructure projects. Our team of recruitment experts come from 70 different nations, and draw from our extensive in-house experience and cross-industry hiring intelligence to find the best candidates for a wide range of professional roles.
Airswift has 60 interconnected recruitment offices across the world, which are complemented by super hubs in Houston, Texas, Manchester, UK, and Singapore. Our global coverage, combined with our 96% contractor satisfaction rate, make us an effective and trusted recruitment partner for the world’s biggest construction and infrastructure companies.
We partner with construction companies to provide the following services:
Airswift has played a key role in providing talent acquisition and global mobility solutions for many notable construction projects across the world, including: