New training programmes are being launched in China by the Chartered Institute of Building to help raise skills within its building industry.
The institute is about to finalise an agreement with the Institute of International Engineering Project Management at Tsinghua University in Beijing and the Research Centre for International Construction Economics and Management in Chongqing University.
Fabio Casula, from the institute, said: “China is undergoing massive infrastructure projects across many regions. The World Bank has predicted that by 2015 half of the world’s new building and construction will take place in China.
“Our intention is to establish these programmes and then roll them out in other areas in the near future.”
The programmes are designed to give people the skills to work at a national and international
level within China in project management and modern construction.”