Building People has a simple plan: Create one place that brings together the disparate diversity and inclusion / skills and employment activities across the Built Environment. Integrate with the websites of others. Add value. Connect people to content and opportunities without disrupting user journeys. No duplication nor reinvention. Measure and report on the social value these activities generate. Join the dots.
Building People: Aggregator
Our proof of concept aggregator platform can be found on this website (see 'Search Organisations' on your dashboard), where we have brought together almost 1,000 different organisations/initiatives that help individuals find work, learning and/or support opportunities (e.g. work experience, mentors, networking groups), and also help employers diversify their workforce. We have done this in order to help people more easily find and access what already exists, and to create the 'network of networks' that is Building People.
Building People: Integrator
Our proof of concept integrator model is a partnership with the Chartered Surveyors Training Trust (CSTT) and brings together 44 different pieces of content from 28 providers, evidencing how - in one place - users (students) can access fragmented resource focused on one profession (surveying). We have developed this model with the plan to 'reskin' the site for other providers, meaning that more organisations can access greater and streamlined functionality for a fraction of the price of developing it themselves.
The second adopter of this integrator model is the Construction Industry Council's Roadmap for Change website, where content is hosted by Building People, enabling more people to find resource through its aggregation in the 'powered by Building People' platform.
Building People: Communities
We recognise that there is a wealth of knowledge, activities and opportunities contained within the many different providers that help connect supply to demand, so are bringing these providers together within their different area of focus (e.g. organisations that work with young people) in order to facilitate discussion, collaboration and change.