BSRIA has welcomed the Government Construction Strategy, published by the Cabinet Office and has applauded the move to integrated working and away from lump sum tenders based on inadequate documentation.
Commenting on the review, Andrew Eastwell, Chief Executive at BSRIA, said: “We are delighted to see the government acknowledge the role it can have in leveraging good construction performance. We welcome the call for clients to issue briefs that concentrate on required performance and operational outcomes, and also the alignment of interest between those who design and construct and those who occupy and manage. It is crucial that lowering first costs does not compromise long term cost effectiveness and processes such as Soft Landings provide a ready- made template for industry to use.”
The Strategy document is just one of a number of reports from the government expected this year, following the appointment of Paul Morrell as Construction Adviser. “We look forward to seeing more government support that will stimulate the development of efficient, integrated working,” said Andrew Eastwell.