The key industry issues of net zero, levelling up, sustainability, diversity and social value all feature strongly in the latest edition of the Infrastructure Intelligence magazine, says Andy Walker, who steps down as editor on 13 May 2022.
This edition of Infrastructure Intelligence contains the usual interesting mix of interviews, news and views from across the industry on some of the key issues facing today’s construction and infrastructure industry. As ever, net zero and sustainability feature strongly, as does social value, which I am sure will be a key theme for the rest of the year. Our sector makes a difference to people’s lives and it’s only right that we shout about it.
We also have four interviews with women leaders who are making a difference in the industry, highlighting the importance of diversity to our sector. The industry has made steps forward in this area over recent years, but it can and must do better if we are to better represent the society on whose behalf we all work.
On a personal note, this will be my final editor’s comment, as after more than six years at Infrastructure Intelligence I am stepping down as editor to pursue other opportunities in the construction and infrastructure sector. Infrastructure Intelligence reporter Rob O’Connor will be taking over as editor and I’m sure that Rob will help to take the title to even greater success in the future. I wish him and everyone connected with Infrastructure Intelligence all the very best for the future.
Going forward, I will continue to champion and promote the construction and infrastructure sector at every opportunity. It is a brilliant industry that makes a real difference to people’s lives and I’ve enjoyed playing a small part in promoting its value and worth to a wider audience.