Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 222222
Loughborough University

Centre for Innovative and Collaborative Construction Engineering

2006

Dr Claire Anumba

Thesis

Application of Geographic Information System to Labour Market Planning

Project Title

Construction Employment and Training Forecasting (2)

Company

CITB

Supervisors

Academic:
Prof Andrew Dainty
Prof Stephen Ison

Industrial:
Ms Shelley Machlachan
Ms Amanda Sergeant

Director of Research:
Prof P M Carrillo

Research Period

2002 - 2006

Construction Employment and Training Forecasting (2)

Context/Background

There is a national problem of skills shortages in the construction industry.

While there are numerous statistics available on employment and training in the construction industry, these are not structured in an appropriate format to enable the efficient retrieval of information relating to a variety of issues (e.g. health & safety, diversity issues, recruitment, mobility etc.)

There is an opportunity to improve employment and training needs forecasting by taking advantage of modern ICT such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Integrating these with predictive models will provide users and industry planners with up to date reliable information.

Aims and Objectives

The aim of the project is to investigate how employment and training needs can be more accurately forecast using ICT, particularly GIS technology.

The objectives of the project are;

  •  To review current trends in the construction industry both nationally and regionally (labour market issues)
  • Identify methods and current level of ICT support used in employment and training forecasting in the construction industry.
  • Identifying the requirements for an IT-based system to support Employment and Training Needs Forecasting
  • Implement a GIS system that accurately predicts Employment and Training Needs for the East & West Midlands.
  • To develop an informed tool in order to mitigate future skills shortages

 Method and Current Status

  • Review of literature and other information sources concerning regional skills demand and supply
  • Explore the impact of different policies on the industry labour market.
  • Evaluate and develop GIS to facilitate improved labour skills forecasts.
  • Implement and develop policy in collaboration with industry stakeholders.

Evaluating GIS capabilities

  • Reviewing and collecting labour market information on the construction industry

Benefits/Expected Outcomes

A strategic GIS tool that will enable organisations such CITB to better forecast construction skills and training requirements

 

 

 

 

 

Anumba, C. … et al. (2005). The Application of GIS to Construction Labour Market Planning, Construction Innovation, Vol. 5 Iss 4 pp. 219 - 230.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14714170510815267

Anumba, C. … et al. (2006). Understanding Structural and Cultural Impediments To ICT System Integration: A GIS-Based Case Study, Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management Journal, Vol. 13 Iss 6 pp. 616 - 633.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09699980610712409

Anumba, C. … et al. (2006). Understanding Structural and Cultural Impediments To ICT System Integration: A GIS-Based Case Study, Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management Journal, Vol. 13 Iss 6 pp. 616 - 633. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09699980610712409]. (2004): The Utilisation ou GIS in the Construction Labour Market Planning Process. In proceedings of the Intyernational Conference on Construction and Building Research 'Responding to Change'. Leeds, UK. 7-8 September 2004. Available on CD.

Anumba, C. … et al. (2005): GIS -Based Diversity Planning: A case study in Proceedings of the ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering, Cancun , Mexico. July 12-15.
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/268592785_GIS-based_diversity_planning_A_case_study

 

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