Through ongoing analysis, we aim to act as a voice for the public and construction sectors, with a view to informing government policy as well as highlighting procurement and social value best practice.


Essential Infrastructure 2018

Infrastructure is not just about improving the roads we use every day or building bridges to new locations. Each project has the potential to unlock incremental and significant benefits for local people.

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iMET - The BIM Journey

A case study in the practical application of BIM Level 2, offering lessons learned and key findings to inform BIM integration within future built environment projects.

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The Secondary School Places Challenge

The Secondary School Places Challenge, shows that an extra 435,646 pupils will join the UK’s secondary school system in the next three years. With insufficient capacity, urgent steps are required to address this situation. 

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Better Procurement

Our Better Procurement report urges the government to ensure public sector contracts valued at £10m or more, produce at least 20 per cent of that figure in Social Value to the community.

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The School Places Challenge 2016

More than 2,000 new schools must be built within the next four years, to accommodate the rising number of primary and secondary school pupils. This report reveals the extent of the school places challenge across all regions in England. 

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Sustainability in the Supply Chain

A sustainable supply chain is essential to the built environment and to the economy. Surveying over 150 built environment suppliers and senior managers within the public sector, this report examines the stark realities of the skills shortage. 

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