RICS comments on Government’s Construction Strategy

Nia Williams

June 1, 2011

Commenting, Simon Rubinsohn, RICS chief economist, said: “The new Construction Strategy represents an excellent opportunity for the Government and the industry to work together to ensure value for money across public construction and infrastructure projects.

“Taking into account new developments such as Building Information Modelling (BIM) will help this process along with the move to a more collaborative approach to relationships between the public and private sector. The rolling two year forward programme of projects will demonstrate the Government’s ongoing commitment to this process and will provide the certainty needed by the industry to take long term business planning and investment decisions.

“Recognising the public procurement system needs reform is the first step and it is now up to all those involved in the process to ensure value for money for taxpayers, efficient delivery of projects and a system that encourages effective collaboration.”

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