The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) has welcomed the launch of the Government’s Construction Playbook which is anticipated to transform the delivery of construction projects for the long term.
The Construction Playbook, which is published today, is focused on getting projects and programmes right from the start. It is based on a series of key principles and policies to change how government assesses, procures and manages public works projects and programmes. This means changing public sector attitudes to risk, driving sustainability, and innovation across projects and programmes, learning from existing examples of excellent delivery and bringing the right people together at the very start.
To complement this client step change, industry and its supply chain will be expected to demonstrate and deliver continuous improvement in safety, cost, speed and quality of delivery, data sharing, and training.
Commenting on today’s news, CECA Chief Executive Alasdair Reisner said: “The publication of the Construction Playbook is the result of substantial collaboration over the past few months across both the public and private sectors to share learning and best practice.
“The principles of the Playbook have already started to become embedded in new projects and programmes and CECA looks forward to its roll out across the whole of government.
“There will be a three year implementation programme to embed these processes and drive improvement within the public sector. While we recognise that there is a no one size fits all approach, the establishment of the principles of the Playbook will be strongly promoted by the Government.
“Only by working together can industry and government can drive long lasting change, improving the delivery of the UK’s infrastructure and providing value for money for the taxpayer.”
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