Issues

The Building and Public Works sector is a driving force for economic and social development. It provides quality housing and better communication routes (roads, railways and waterways, ports, airports, metros, trams, bridges, tunnels, viaducts, fibre optic telecommunications networks, broadband, Wi-Fi, etc.). It also includes the development of the living environment (roads, public lighting, pedestrian and bicycle paths, stadiums, sports facilities, etc.), the improvement of the environment (collection and treatment of wastewater and waste, anti-noise and anti-pollution equipment) and energy production (dams, hydroelectric power plants, wind turbines, photovoltaic power plants). The weight of this sector in the economy is considerable and the need for skilled labour is great.

At the same time, environmental issues are growing in importance. Building is responsible for more than 42% of final energy consumption in France and nearly 28% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The demand from professionals is therefore increasing particularly in the field of reducing energy consumption in buildings. Greater respect for the environment is also required in Public Works. This is a major challenge for green growth.

Given the growing complexity of projects, the Building and Public Works sector is a major provider of skilled jobs, particularly engineering positions. In order to meet the demand, higher education is called upon to train more and more graduates ready to take up the profession of Civil Engineer.

Business sectors

The Building and Public Works sector is a driving force for economic and social development. It provides quality housing and better communication channels (roads, railways and waterways, ports, airports, metros, trams, bridges, tunnels, viaducts, fibre optic telecommunications networks, broadband, Wi-Fi, etc.). It also includes the development of the living environment (roads, public lighting, footpaths, bicycle paths, stadiums, sports facilities, etc.), environmental improvement (collection and treatment of wastewater and waste, noise and pollution control equipment) and energy production (dams, hydroelectric power plants, wind turbines, photovoltaic power plants). The weight of this sector in the economy is considerable and the need for skilled labour is great.

In addition, environmental issues are growing in importance. Construction is responsible for more than 42% of final energy consumption in France and nearly 28% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Demand from professionals is therefore particularly growing in the area of reducing energy consumption in buildings. Greater respect for the environment is also required in the Public Works sector. This is a major challenge for green growth.

Given the growing complexity of projects, the Building and Public Works sector is a major provider of skilled jobs, particularly engineering positions. In order to meet the demand, higher education is called upon to train more and more graduates ready to work as civil engineers.

 

Our programmes
Mechanical, Civil and Energy Engineering Responsable(s) du CMI : Stéphane Morel (resp. CMI MGCE et parcours GC), Denis Teissandier (resp. parcours GM), Bertrand Audoin (resp. parcours ME) Université de Bordeaux