As one of the oldest professions in the world, it’s fair to say that construction is also one of the most respected and revered. The construction industry plays a vital role in the development of every country across the globe – and has done for centuries! Without the construction industry, we would be without houses, workplaces, hospitals, schools, landmarks and much more, making it one of the most important industries across the board.
Unfortunately, however, unreliable traders and rogue builders have helped to perpetuate negative stereotypes about workers in construction. With this in mind, let’s look at why the construction industry is so important despite the stereotypes.
We can thank the construction industry and everything it encompasses for making huge contributions to the global economy. There are two main reasons for this: firstly, the industry accounts for lots of disposable income spending and secondly, it provides millions of jobs across the world. In the UK alone, there are almost three million jobs within the building and construction sector; this is only set to grow in the future, with work experience and apprenticeships available for aspiring scaffolders, piling contractors, electricians, roofers and more.
In addition to directly creating jobs and employment opportunities, the construction industry helps to develop cities and towns. This helps to further stimulate the economy and recruitment opportunities. By building the infrastructure required to employ and entertain people, including offices, restaurants, libraries, car parks, roads and much more, the construction industry contributes to the development of cities, towns and villages and the economic growth they are responsible for.
We can also thank employees in the construction industry for putting roofs over our heads! From foundation contractors and piling experts to bricklayers and stonemasons, traders are the people who build and maintain houses for people across the world. This is hugely important for addressing homelessness and providing affordable housing for those who need it most. Access to construction services also makes it easier than ever for homeowners to keep their properties safe from poor electrical wiring, plumbing issues and other faults.
Unfortunately, the construction industry is currently one of the largest contributors to climate change. Nevertheless, there have been major improvements over the past decade – and things are only getting better! Today, more and more traders have moved towards sustainable building practices and materials. Not only this, but green construction has also become increasingly common. For example, engineers, architects and building contractors work together to lower the temperature of cities with green roofs, shading structures and other innovative practices.
At Belowground Ltd, we’re proud to be part of such an important industry. Not only are we part of the industry, but we also have the pleasure of working with many other sector professionals! As specialist piling contractors, we offer our foundation design and installation services to engineers, architects, building contractors, property developers and many other valued clients across the UK. For more information about our piling and underpinning services, please don’t hesitate to contact the Belowground Ltd team today.