The Industrial Strategy sets out a long term plan to boost the productivity and earning power of people throughout the UK.
The government and the construction sector, through the Construction Leadership Council, have agreed a Sector Deal to transform the productivity of the sector benefiting the wider economy.
Construction is one of the largest sectors in the UK economy – with a turnover of £370 billion, contributing £138 billion in value added to the UK economy and employing 3.1 million people (9% of the total UK workforce).
The deal will substantially boost the sector’s productivity, through greater investment in innovation and skills, creating new and well-paid jobs and maximising its export potential. This will also reduce the environmental impact, improve the efficiency and reduce whole life cost of new projects and buildings to help build the houses, schools, hospitals and major transport projects we need.
Green Construction Board
The Green Construction Board (GCB) is the sustainability workstream of the Construction Leadership Council. The role of the board is to provide leadership and action to enable the whole value chain to become more environmentally sustainable, more productive and better placed to exploit the growing global market.
Constructionline and Prequalification
Constructionline is the UK’s register of pre-qualified construction contractors and consultants. It is designed to streamline pre-qualification procedures, to save valuable resources in the construction industry, rendering it more efficient and effective.
PAS 91:2013 Construction Prequalification Questionnaires
Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 91 provides a set of questions for buyers to ask potential construction suppliers. It is intended to enable prequalification when tendering for construction projects.
You can download the PAS from the British Standards Institute (BSI) website: PAS 91:2013 Construction Prequalification Questionnaires
Construction Market Intelligence (CMI) has responsibility for the collection, analysis and publication of statistics on the construction sector. They provide regular statistical analyses of building materials and overseas trade, price and cost indices and key performance indicators for the construction industry.