He also disagreed with Egan's view that clients should be given the main responsibility for driving change in the industry. He said: "If you say it's all the client's responsibility, it gives the industry a way out, and that's very dangerous. The industry has to be responsible for the product."
Rogers said his main goal during the two-year appointment was to disseminate the Egan message throughout the construction industry, especially to small firms.
He identified four other items on his agenda: improving site discipline, better preplanning of projects, recruiting more skilled people and improving the professional education available to students.
The Accelerating Change report, published today, sets out a number of targets to improve the working practices of the industry.
I’m very nervous about client advisers. There are already competent people to offer advice
Peter Rogers, chairman, strategic forum
n One-fifth of projects to be undertaken by integrated teams and supply chains by 2004, and one-fifth of clients to be signed up to a clients' charter. By 2007, half of clients should be charter members.
The report said that the forum would also ensure that a toolkit is developed by April 2003 to help clients and individual supply-side members assemble integrated teams.