You ask where research funding should be spent (10 March).

I would suggest the industry make full use of IT and develop and promote electronic information exchange standards. This could be done in conjunction with organisations such as CITE and with trade bodies such as our own. We also need to develop protocols to recycle materials and manage waste. The Waste Framework directive is making it difficult to effectively recycle materials such as topsoil, clay and demolition waste.

Mark Browne, Construction Employers Federation