The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has published its crisis recovery pan. Formulated with the input of a number of organisations which represent different areas of the industry, including ACE, Roadmap to Recovery outlines a two year programme to drive the recovery of the construction and built environment sectors kickstarting wider economic growth.
The activity is split into three phases: restart, reset and reinvent covering short, medium and long-term actions and aims to deliver a more professional, productive and profitable sector which delivers more value to clients, better performing buildings and infrastructure and which is able to seize the opportunities for growth abroad.
The roadmap, which can be downloaded here, argues that investment in the sector will deliver a number of benefits including long-term productivity gains for society, measurable progress towards net zero ambitions, better accommodation and safer buildings, a direct investment in regional economic recovery and prosperity, a transformed business model and a nurturing of an innovation culture that delivers efficient products, processes and built assets, investments in skills, training and apprenticeships and more exports.
Four additional sectoral recovery plans are to be completed over the coming weeks. Covering economic infrastructure, housing, domestic RMI and local, social and commercial construction, they will explore how the plan will deliver for different sectors. ACE is co-ordinating the research and writing of the local, social and commercial construction plan.
Hannah Vickers, chief executive of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) said: “By coming together and speaking as one, the industry will be in a much stronger position to argue for a fair share of support post-crisis. ACE played an active role in the creation of the roadmap and I’m delighted that our involvement will deepen as we shape a key sectoral plan for our members and the wider industry.”
CLC joint-chair Andy Mitchell said: “The unprecedented challenge of coronavirus calls for unprecedented solutions. I am delighted by the way the industry has collaborated at pace to develop this plan, targeting those interventions that will help the industry get back on its feet as quickly as possible. We hope that everyone will take the opportunity to read the plan and consider the part you can play in its delivery.”
Find out how you can get involved and shape the Roadmap for Recovery.