Published 12th March 2019
The DEWCO team had a fantastic couple of days at Futurebuild 2019. Although we didn’t exhibit this year we gained immeasurable value from visiting the various exhibitors and listening to the impressive selection of seminars, led by key industry figures.
A highlight from the show for us was listening to the developments in Offsite Manufacturing and simultaneous design. However there was a lot of emphasis on the skills’ shortage and ageing workforce, especially in design, being a block to building progress.
DEWCO has been partnering on modular projects for over two decades, working with offsite build contractors across all market sectors. We consider ourselves to be highly knowledgeable in this challenging and ever evolving field, with our longstanding defence contracts testament to our ability to deliver high quality and well managed operations.
Our specialist BIM enabled design teams can visualise the project from an early stage reducing both cost and risk. For us, an added benefit is that many of our senior design team originated from starting their career on the tools through our Heating and Plumbing Apprenticeship. This on-site fitting experience allows them to create better designs and maximum productivity. OSM does not have to involve a compromise of design and with the right support services we can tackle the housing shortage with bespoke consumer-centric solutions.
Part of this re-occurring topic at Futurebuild was specifically the issue of recruitment. Recruiting employees for our industry is proving more challenging than ever. Thankfully our DEWCO Apprenticeship Scheme continues to be popular and guarantees new blood in to the industry.
We are currently recruiting for our new batch of school leavers to join our Plumbing and Heating Apprenticeship with excellent progression opportunities.
We’re excited since attending Futurebuild because it’s hugely encouraging to know that our skills and services are aligned to the growth area in our industry. We look forward to Futurebuild 2020.