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How the industry is changing

Introduction

The following three models show where the UK construction industry has come from, where some have managed to move it to and where the leading practitioners believe it needs to get if it is to become truly world class.

Historic

The way business has been done in the past – with all the problems of fragmentation, contractual relationships and adversarial behaviours resulting in sub-optimal performance and poor rewards:

Transitional

The stopping-off point for those in the midst of evolution – where an uneasy mix of historic, current and aspirational methods and behaviours co-exist and some, but not all of the benefits are available:

Aspirational

The way the enlightened would like it to be in the future – where long-term repeat relationships prevail, integration and collaborative working is the norm and superior performance and value are available for all: