Government Construction SummitTop industry figures and policy makers will be present at the Government Construction Summit, a one-day event organised by Building in partnership with the Department for Business Innovation & Skills and the
Cabinet Office. Here experts from key sectors in the construction industry and government representatives will debate policies that will have a direct impact on construction workload and jobs. The event takes place in London on 2 July 2012.
Government policy news
Government construction adviser sets out his stall in his first interview since taking the post
Barbour ABI portal will collect, collate and publish the government’s £40bn construction and infrastructure pipeline
Construction4growth campaign launched as new figures reveal industry in ‘deep recession’
David Cameron endorses Construction4Growth and says industry has major role to play in driving economy
Construction adviser Peter Hansford to lead development of strategy with “advisory council”
Exclusive: New construction minister sets out priorities and concedes importance of PFI review to the industry
Danny Alexander confirms long-awaited announcement on a ‘son of PFI’ is due this autumn after series of delays
Key moves in the government reshuffle
Videos from the summit
The head of BIM implementation at the Cabinet Office discusses how the Construction Strategy has impacted on the supply chain
Atkins UK chief executive talks of ‘exciting’ shift in ministers’ approach
About the summit
Why are there fewer apprentices in construction despite increased government spending on apprenticeships? Building investigates
The chair of contractor Midas and the CBI’s Construction Council has a smile on his face. What does he know that we don’t?
… and unfortunately the government can’t hear a word they’re saying. It has never been more important for the industry to speak with one voice. Now the chairman of the CPA has a new plan
Building’s survey shows clients are having trouble finding contractors with the skills they need. Joey Gardiner asks why
Campsmount college was rebuilt through a pilot scheme for cost saving reforms after a devastating fire - did it pay off?
Ray O’Rourke has said a 35-hour week would make the industry more attractive to recruits. How realistic is a shorter working week is - and does anyone really want it?
This week’s Government Construction Summit was the government’s chance to show what it was doing to get construction out of recession. But was its package of proposals enough to make up for the huge cuts in spending?
How will the Construction Strategy work for SMEs?
We analyse the progress made by both government and industry one year on