Construction Innovation Hub: if only we'd had it sooner

Chloe mcculloch black

The industry has been talking about reform for decades, but we may finally now be at a turning point

It’s said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result, but it is also an apt description of how – often infuriatingly – the construction industry has operated for decades. You all know the charge sheet: construction is one of the least productive sectors in the UK economy, it is a fragmented industry full of companies that are barely profitable, many of which are going under, and there is little appetite and even less cash for innovation and R&D.

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