The UK Goverment produce many best practice papers to try and improve all areas of work within the UK. The recently published Infrastructure Client Group paper entitled "Alliancing Best Practice in Infrastructure Delivery" is aimed at improving infrastructure delivery within the UK.
Infrastructure UK (IUK)’s Cost Review Report 2010 identified the opportunity to improve infrastructure
delivery. It set a target to remove wastage and make efficiency savings of at least 15 per cent by 2015 across
public and private sector infrastructure delivery. The government’s Construction 2025 Strategy goes further,
setting a target of lowering costs by 30 per cent and reducing time by 50 per cent.
The government, through IUK, continues to work with industry to drive improved productivity and remove
wastage in the delivery of infrastructure investment. These measures are providing better value for money for
taxpayers and consumers. Across public and private sectors, these combined efforts are starting to yield success.
However, there is no room for complacency. There is still much to be done to match the levels of efficiency and productivity seen in some other sectors.
The Infrastructure Client Group is demonstrating the value of effective collaboration between government
and industry to support the development and exchange of best practice and delivery improvement. Initially
brought together by IUK to support the Infrastructure Cost Review work, the membership of this group is
representative of the major infrastructure clients. It has been instrumental in setting a common agenda for
change and supports a programme of activities and applied knowledge transfer across the public and private
sectors. The success of this initiative has been made possible by the continued and valuable support from
industry and academic partners.
PTP were very happy and excited to be consulted as one of the supporters from the industry sharing its knowledge and experience within this field.
The following organisations have contributed to the Alliancing Best Practice document.