The new issue of the Infrastructure Intelligence print magazine focuses on transformation and change in the construction industry, says Andy Walker in his latest editor's comment.
Currently, there is much talk about improving and indeed transforming the construction industry. This issue of Infrastructure Intelligence reflects that trend and a number of articles look ahead into what the future might hold for the sector.
Transforming Construction Alliance programme director Keith Waller continues his radical take on how the industry needs to change (p14-15) while, after a year which saw more notable major project promises undelivered, we ask several industry leaders what needs to change to put UK construction project delivery back on a more reliable footing (p10-11).
We’re delighted to be able to interview Sam Stacey from the Transforming Construction Challenge initiative who sets out his plans to implement change across the whole industry through the promotion of new ways of working (p22-23). Stacey is leading an initiative that should impact every firm in construction and it’s worth reading what he has to say.
Elsewhere, we take a look at HS2 and ask whether the project can stay on track in the face of mounting costs and political criticism (p16-17) and we look at the effects of behaviour change on creating healthier cities (p24-25) and also how an understanding of why we do what we do what we do is essential in changing construction itself (p30-31).
Speaking of change and transformation, many thanks for the positive feedback we’ve received about the magazine’s new look. We really appreciate readers’ comments on that and all aspects of Infrastructure Intelligence. As ever, enjoy the read.
Andy Walker is the editor of Infrastructure Intelligence.