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How System-Builds Promote Efficient, Data-Driven Procurement If the future of construction is data-driven, what will this mean for procurement? As with the broader construction agenda, ‘data-driven’ should mean greater efficiency and more focus on project outcomes such as building performance and sustainability. It also means less time spent on the mechanics of the process. The…

How The Climate Crisis Is Driving Local Authority Decision Making Extreme weather events around the world confirm that not only is the climate urgency very real, it also demands immediate action. Some of the measures needed to slow and eventually reverse climate change will need massive investment – others will be more a matter of…

In our everyday lives and in business we’ve come to accept that better performance means a higher price. Want your new car to be faster, your washing machine to last longer or your new laptop to do more? That will cost you extra. In the world of construction procurement, expectations are ever-increasing. Clients want buildings…

Net zero carbon isn’t the future of construction. It’s the here and now. Whether the project is in healthcare, education, commercial or residential, it’s inconceivable that the capacity to achieve net zero carbon performance won’t be a significant factor in procurement. The question for many contractors is where they fit into this picture. What we…

Lessons learned reports are common practice in the construction sector. It always makes sense to reflect on what went well and what could have gone better, and then capture those lessons for future projects. But how often do those lessons get applied in practice? To make the learning as relevant as possible and provide solid,…

The procurement process is one of the most significant improvement opportunities identified in the Construction Playbook. In more straightforward terms, the view of the authors was that the procurement process is broken and no longer fit for purpose. While it’s tempting to look at this as something that clients and procurement teams need to sort…

Today’s construction projects must be more sustainable, delivered sooner and achieve higher standards of quality. These pressures make traditional project delivery, where each part of the process works essentially in isolation, untenable. The demands are now too great. Sustainability, speed and quality must be delivered for the same or lower cost. So customers and main…

Everyone seems to agree that construction needs to drastically reduce its carbon footprint. This applies to what we build and how we build. Buildings must be easier to heat (not just in theory but in practice) and levels of embodied carbon due to materials and the construction process must be minimised. Government policy is all…