It’s been a memorable year for the construction industry – but mostly for the wrong reasons. We can look back on 2018 with embarrassment about:
Most worrying – and shameful – of all has been the lack of response to the Grenfell Tower fire. This should have been a year of recladding flats, hospitals, and schools across the country to restore confidence in our beleaguered industry. Yet nobody is willing to pick up the tab.
Which begs the question, where is our so-called Construction Leadership Council, or trade bodies such as Build UK who like to claim credit for speaking for and leading our industry, but always seem to go missing in action when they are needed?
If 2018 has shown us anything, it is that the construction industry is unable to act together as one. The reality is that it’s founded on sand, with a handful of major contractors mopping up the majority of publicly funded projects. What’s more, these firms:
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