Peter Hansford

Peter Hansford

Peter was appointed government chief construction adviser from 1 December 2012.  Up to early November 2012, Peter has been an executive director at the Nichols Group where he was engaged in strategic consulting and advising on infrastructure developments and capital investment programmes. He has over 30 years’ experience in the development and delivery of major infrastructure and building projects.  Peter is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Fellow of the Association for Project Management. He served as president of the Institution of Civil Engineers from November 2010 to November 2011. Peter was a member of the steering group for the Infrastructure UK cost study to seek ways of reducing the cost of major infrastructure projects in the UK.  Peter has worked for government, public and private clients, consultants and contractors in a variety of industry sectors in the UK and overseas. He has been executive director, Infrastructure at the Strategic Rail Authority and a non-executive board director of Crossrail.  He is currently an independent non-executive programme board member for the Thames Tideway Tunnel programme. 

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    A letter from the chief construction adviser

    2015-01-16T06:00:00

    The skills shortage was last year’s big issue for construction. This year we can begin to offer a solution by every company adopting a school and helping to inspire the next generation

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    Without stopping for breath

    2014-10-22T08:49:00

    Work on the Government Construction Strategy continues apace, but there’s still lots to do

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    Time for an industry makeover

    2013-11-08T00:01:00

    Construction is making strides, but it is crucial we also work to improve the industry’s image among the wider public and - most importantly - future recruits

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    2014: The bigger picture

    2014-01-10T06:00:00

    We saw construction beginning to pick up in 2013 and a few pieces of the construction strategy jigsaw fall into place. This year the onus will be on the industry to lead change that will deliver better value, faster

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    Construction 2025: Leading from within

    2014-04-17T06:00:00

    Positive steps are being taken towards the government’s Construction 2025 goals but there is still a huge amount to do if we are to cut carbon, find better processes of working and inspire new talent. Progress on BIM and payments is just the start

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    Latham's legacy

    2014-06-24T08:44:00

    Since Sir Michael Latham published his milestone report 20 years ago, our industry is no longer characterised by delays, disputes and accidents. As part of Building’s special coverage of next month’s anniversary Peter Hansford looks at how Construction 2025 continues this journey of improvement

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    As your adviser …

    2013-06-27T06:00:00

    Six months into the job of government construction adviser, Peter Hansford highlights the importance of the forthcoming industrial strategy for our sector