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Voices on Infrastructure: Workforce of the Future
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Voices on Infrastructure: Workforce of the Future

Welcome to the December issue of Voices, a collection of insights on the workforce of the future. Spending shortfalls—projected to total some$5.5 trillion worldwide when compared with the level needed to maintain current GDP growth—are already straining global infrastructure. But another threat looms as well. Infrastructure faces a labor shortage due to retirement, a working-age population with different workforce preferences, and increasing degrees of automation that leave workers worried about the sustainability of their jobs.

Articles in this issue

Article - Voices on Infrastructure

The impact and opportunities of automation in construction

– The current labor shortage is just one reason why automation, if approached in the right way, could have a positive effect on the construction industry.
Interview - Voices on Infrastructure

Shifting the status quo in energy: An interview with Sunrun CEO Lynn Jurich

– It’s more important than ever for leaders to overcome fears and embrace the new energy landscape. Empowering consumers to make informed decisions can help.
Interview - Voices on Infrastructure

More diversity, more complexity: Is your culture evolving fast enough?

– Infrastructure builds hard assets—but rising complexity and diversity mean that the soft skills will matter more for future success, say infrastructure experts Greg Stanmore and Bruce Williamson.
Article - Voices on Infrastructure

Empowering talent: Women in energy, resources, and infrastructure

– The energy, resources, and infrastructure sectors are low on a crucial source of talent: women. New data shed light on the size of the problem—and point to potential solutions.
Interview - Voices on Infrastructure

Developing the digital construction workforce A Q&A with Greg Bentley

– New skills and new entrants are needed in infrastructure-project delivery. Fortunately, the workforce of the future might be closer to home than expected.
Article - Voices on Infrastructure

Building Change: Opportunities in disruption

– Industry leaders convened to address environmental and technological disruptions, their impacts on the infrastructure industry, and paths for moving forward.

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