An agreement was signed during a meeting of the Strategic Forum for Construction this week which will see the clients, professionals, contractors, specialists, product manufacturers and unions coming together to support the Government in the delivery of the recommendations in the Construction Innovation and Growth Team’s report on Low Carbon Construction.
The report contained 65 recommendations to Government and to industry in areas including housing, major projects, non-domestic buildings and infrastructure.
The Government is due to respond formally to the recommendations later in the year. It expects the industry’s representative bodies to be closely involved in the process going forward.
The Strategic Forum has offered to co-ordinate an industry response to the IGT recommendations.
Forum Chairman Professor Peter Woolliscroft said: “The work of the forum has always been important however as the body that embraces all parts of the sector we are ideally positioned to take a significant role in helping government turn the report into action”
Chief Construction Adviser Paul Morrell said: “Central to the IGT’s recommendations is the theme of leadership.
“Leadership from Government in creating and maintaining the right business environment. But also from the industry on those actions where it is best placed to lead – for instance on advocacy, on taking forward modern methods of working and on developing innovative products and services that offer energy efficient solutions to customers.
“I am pleased to see the Strategic Forum rising to the challenge.”