Read on for a fresh perspective on some familiar issues as Building’s advisory panel of recent graduates guest edits this week’s magazine
We hear a lot from construction’s great and good – CEOs, directors and luminaries of the industry express their views at conferences, in publications and in the pages of this magazine. That’s as it should be – we have a lot to learn from those that have made it to the top.
But what about the people who are just starting out? We rarely get to hear about their experience, ideas or views. And yet this is the demographic that will be using the buildings the industry creates, and that it desperately needs to attract if it is to fill the ever-widening skills gap. They are construction’s future leaders.
So, Building magazine has invited its own advisory panel of recent graduates from across the industry to guest edit this issue: to explain what matters to them and what they think the industry needs to hear.
Read on for a fresh perspective on some familiar issues.
Building’s Next Generation panel:
- Roberto Caccaviello, facades package manager at Lendlease
- Victoria Caines, senior cost consultant, Mace Group
- James Faflik, project manager, Gleeds
- Francesca Harrison, senior architect, Ryder Architecture
- James Hart, (formerly) assistant surveyor, Naismiths
- Annabel Le Lohé, senior planner, WYG
- Lawrence Lob-Levyt, structural design engineer, Robert Bird Group
- Dermot Mitchell, site manager,
- Morgan Sindall
- Somayah Musleh, solicitor, TLT
- Sarah Beth Riley, architect, Studio Egret West
- Emily Scoones, structural computational design engineer, Ramboll
- Olivia Tydeman, quantity surveyor, bpha
What you can read this week:
- The young ones: why we need to listen to the next generation
- Survey results: what young people in construction really think
- How construction could be different
- Tips for a healthy digital life
- An expectant mother’s view
- Inspiring buildings
- Outreach: what the industry should do to attract school leavers
- Reverse mentoring: senior staff ask junior colleagues for insight
- Build-to-rent: a sleepover at a Wembley scheme