People in Construction
Objectives and Scopes:
The Task Group will focus on "boots on the ground" managers, professionals and workers. Construction is a labor intensive activity and the behavior of people has a hugs influence upon the organisation and performance.
The Task Group aims to involve representatives of employers, workers and governments, and researchers in both developed and developing countries, and aims to foster dialogue and collaboration.
The Task Group will bring together researchers:
• who will be primarily seeking to improve the performance of the industry and with focus on people
• whose aim is primarily to improve the lives of the people who work in the industry.
Against this background the Task Group objectives are:
• to create a network of members who are interested and involved in research into labor issues in the construction industry
• to bring into the network researchers from outside the construction disciplines who are working on construction people issues
• to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas on social and people issues in construction
• to identify key issues for future research and possible sources of funding
• to disseminate research findings within the network and to a broader group of academics and practitioners working in the field.
Main research activities of the Task Group will focus on various items related to people in construction, including: competencies, aging workers, gender issues, disability, work and labor conditions, H&S, work/life conditions and socio-economic issues, stress, respect for people, skills supply and employment relationships.
Current Work Programme:
The Task Group work programme for its 2016-2020 term includes:
• production of position papers from different regions in the world with a focus on skills formation, employment relationships, labor conditions and working conditions
• publication of papers in journals
• international conferences resulting in the publication of proceedings
• collection, analysis and publication of best practices, with a focus on people in construction issues in developing countries
• production and publication of an R&D Roadmap, preferably together with ILO.
• 2019: 2019: TG59 sessions at the CIB World Building Congress
• 2020: publication of a Research Roadmap on People in Construction
• 2020: publication of PiC Best Practices
• 2020: International Conference and Conference Proceedings
The objective is to establish a cooperation with ILO - the International Labor Office
Members of this Task Group will be Individual CIB Members or appointed representatives of CIB Organisational Members.
The Task Group was established in October 2004 and has an extended mandate until the middle of 2020
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