Civil engineers should be ‘retrained for tech revolution’

There was overwhelming support for retraining and upskilling from the 100 civil engineers surveyed as part of the Readiness for Industry 4.0 report, which was officially launched at Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure conference yesterday. Forty two per cent identified upskilling with new qualifications as the best route to take, with retraining on the job also cited by 37%.

It comes after the World Economic Forum identified civil engineering as a discipline that is set to decline between now and 2022.

While 34% of respondents said their firm is developing competency in advanced data analytics, just 29% lay claim to their firm being at the stage of using it.