Construction Commitments The UK Construction Industry

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					                                                  1.	Procurement	&	Integration

                                                                                 2.	Commitment	to	People

                                                                                                           3.	Client	Leadership

                                                                                                                                                                          6.	Health	&	Safety
                                                                                                                                                      5.	Design	Quality
                                                                                                                                  4.	Sustainability
                                                                                                                                                                                               Construction	                                           The	UK		
                                                                                                                                                                                               Commitments                                             Construction	Industry
                                                                                                                                                                                               The	Construction	Commitments	bring	together	            The	UK	Construction	Industry	has	an	annual	             The	Strategic	Forum	for	Construction	brings	
                                                                                                                                                                                               the	six	key	areas	vital	to	delivering	construction	     turnover	of	more	than	£100	billion	and	accounts	        together	the	main	representative	bodies	in	the	
                                                                                                                                                                                               projects	on	time,	safely	and	to	budget.	They	           for	almost	10%	of	the	country’s	GDP.	The	industry	      construction	industry.	Its	vision	is	for	the	UK	
                                                                                                                                                                                               represent	the	principles	which	it	is	intended	          employs	some	two	million	people	in	more	than	           construction	industry	to	achieve	maximum	value	
                                                                                                                                                                                               will	underpin	all	construction	projects	in	order	       250,000	different	companies.	It	is	five	times	the	      for	all	clients,	end	users	and	stakeholders	and	to	
                                                                                                                                                                                               to	achieve	a	better	industry	and	exceed	current	        size	of	the	aerospace	industry	and	more	than	           exceed	their	expectations	through	the	consistent	
                                                                                                                                                                                               best	practice.	A	separate	document	with	more	           three	times	the	size	of	the	automotive	industry.        delivery	of	world-class	products	and	projects.
                                                                                                                                                                                               details	of	the	individual	Commitments	can	be	
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The	construction	industry	is	fundamental	to	the	
                                                                                                                                                                                               downloaded	from	the	Strategic	Forum	web	site.                                                                   Member	Organisations:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       country’s	economic	and	social	development.	             Construction	Clients	Group
                                                                                                                                                                                               The	Forum	will	be	working	with	Constructing	            Improved	transport	infrastructure	and	modern	           Construction	Confederation
                                                                                                                                                                                               Excellence	in	the	Built	Environment	to	promote	the	     efficient	buildings	play	a	major	part	in	lifting	the	   Construction	Industry	Council
                                                                                                                                                                                               use	of	these	Commitments	as	a	framework	for	all	        productivity	of	businesses	in	the	UK.	At	the	same	      Construction	Products	Association
                                                                                                                                                                                               construction	projects.	We	are	therefore	keen	that	      time	improvements	in	social	housing,	schools	and	       NSCC/SEC	Group
                                                                                                                                                                                               all	companies	that	support	the	Commitments	and	         hospitals,	as	well	as	the	provision	of	high	quality	    TUC
                                                                                                                                                                                               intend	to	work	in	accordance	with	these	principles	     public	transport,	all	depend	on	the	construction	
                                                                                                                                                                                               indicate	this	by	signing	up	on	the	Strategic	           industry	delivering	successful	projects.	
                                                                                                                                                                                               Forum	web	site	–

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       In	a	world	in	which	environmental	considerations	
                                                                                                                                                                                               In	order	to	demonstrate	the	improvements	that	          are	increasingly	seen	as	of	overriding	importance,	
                                                                                                                                                                                               the	industry	is	making	as	a	result	of	the	adoption	     an	innovative	construction	industry	holds	the	
	 		 rinciples	and	their	targets	through	which	                                                                                                                                                of	these	Commitments,	the	Strategic	Forum	has	          key	to	delivering	the	solutions	that	will	address	      For	further	information	contact:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Strategic	Forum	for	Construction
    the	construction	industry	will	endeavour		                                                                                                                                                 set	a	number	of	targets	under	each	of	the	six	          the	challenge	of	climate	change	and	the	more	
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The	Building	Centre,
    to	achieve	a	better	industry	and	achieve	                                                                                                                                                  areas	and	details	of	these	are	set	down	in	this	        efficient	use	of	the	world’s	resources.                 Store	Street
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    best	practice.                                                                                                                                                                             document.	All	members	of	the	Strategic	Forum	
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                                                                                                                                                                                               will	be	working	to	ensure	their	part	of	the	industry	
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                                                                                                                                                                                               contributes	to	ensuring	these	targets	are	achieved.	
1.                                                                      2.                                                                    3.                                                            4.                                                                        5.                                                                          6.
Procurement                                                             Commitment                                                            Client                                                                                                                                  Design                                                                      Health
&	Integration                                                           to	People                                                             Leadership                                                    Sustainability                                                            Quality                                                                     &	Safety
A	successful	procurement	policy	requires	ethical	                       Valuing	people	leads	to	a	more	productive	and	                        Client	leadership	is	vital	to	the	success		                   Sustainability	lies	at	the	heart	of	design	and	                           The	design	should	be	creative,	imaginative,	                                Health	and	safety	is	integral	to	the	success	of	any	
sourcing,	enables	best	value	to	be	achieved	                            engaged	workforce,	facilitates	recruitment	and	                       of	any	project	and	enables	the	construction	                  construction.	A	sustainable	approach	will	bring		                         sustainable	and	capable	of	meeting	delivery	                                project,	from	design	and	construction	to	subsequent	
and	encourages	the	early	involvement	of	the	                            retention	of	staff	and	engages	local	communities	                     industry	to	perform	at	its	best                               full	and	lasting	environmental,	social	and		                              objectives.	Quality	in	design	and	construction	                             operation	and	maintenance
supply	chain.	An	integrated	project	team	works	                         positively	in	construction	projects                                                                                                 economic	benefits                                                         utilising	the	best	of	modern	methods	will	ensure	
together	to	achieve	the	best	possible	solution	                                                                                               2010	Target                                                                                                                             that	the	project	meets	the	needs	of	all	stakeholders,	                      2010	Target

in	terms	of	design,	buildability,	environmental	                        2010	Target                                                                                                                         2010	Target                                                               both	functionally	and	architecturally
                                                                                                                                              35%	of	client	activity,	by	value,	embraces	the	principles		                                                                                                                                                         Reduce	the	incidence	rate	of	fatal	and	major	injury	accidents		
performance	and	sustainable	development                                                                                                       of	the	Clients’	Commitments                                                                                                                                                                                         by	10%	year	on	year	from	2000	levels
                                                                        Net	increase	of	230,000	qualified	people	recruited	and	trained		                                                                    No	interim	targets
                                                                        in	the	industry	compared	with	2006                                                                                                                                                                            2010	Target                                                                 Reduce	the	incidence	rate	of	cases	of	work-related	ill	health	
2010	Target                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       by	20%	from	2000	levels
                                                                        Apprenticeship	completions	of	13,500	in	England,	Wales		              2012	Target
                                                                                                                                                                                                            2012	Target                                                               10%	increase	year	on	year	from	2007	levels	in	proportion	of	projects	
                                                                        and	Scotland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      using	DQI	in	public	buildings	(custodial,	police,	fire,	courts	and	other	
No	specific	interim	target,	but	progress	to	2012	                                                                                             60%	of	client	activity,	by	value,	embraces	the	principles		
                                                                        Fully	trained,	qualified	and	competent	workforce	on	all	projects                                                                    By	2012,	a	50%	reduction	of	construction,	demolition	and	excavation	      public	projects),	housing	and	education	projects                            2012	Target
target	will	be	monitored	on	an	annual	basis                                                                                                   of	the	Clients’	Commitments	
                                                                                                                                                                                                            waste	to	landfill	compared	to	2005                                        10%	increase	year	on	year	in	the	number	of	times	the	projects	above	
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      use	DQI                                                                     10%	reduction	year	on	year	in	the	incidence	rate	of	fatal	and	major	
                                                                                                                                                                                                            By	2012,	a	15%	reduction	in	carbon	emissions	from	construction	
                                                                        2012	Target                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               injuries	from	2010	levels
2012	Target                                                                                                                                                                                                 processes	and	associated	transport	compared	to	2008	levels                80%	of	projects	to	achieve	at	least	50%	demand	side	representation	
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      at	all	workshops                                                            50%	increase	in	projects	offering	a	route	to	occupational	health	
                                                                        Net	increase	of	260,000	qualified	people	recruited	and	trained		                                                                    25%	of	products	used	in	construction	projects	to	be	from	schemes	
Different	parts	of	the	industry	–	clients,	consultants,	                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          support	from	2008	level
                                                                        in	the	industry	compared	with	2006                                                                                                  recognised	for	responsible	sourcing
main	contractors,	specialist	contractors*,	and	product	
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  30%	increase	from	2007	level	of	micro-SMEs	and	SMEs	taking		
manufacturers	and	suppliers	–	to	be	engaged	in	supply	                  Apprenticeship	completions	of	18,700	in	England,	Wales		                                                                            Water	usage	in	the	manufacturing	and	construction	phase	reduced		
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2012	Target                                                                 up	H&S	training	and	education	at	an	organisational	level
chains	on	30%	of	construction	projects	and	for	40%	of	their	            and	Scotland                                                                                                                        by	20%	compared	to	2008	usage
work	to	be	conducted	through	integrated	project	teams
                                                                        Further	target	for	fully	trained	and	competent	workforce	to	be	                                                                     All	construction	projects	in	excess	of	£1	million	to	have	biodiversity	   Continued	10%	per	annum	growth	from	2010	levels	in	both	of	the	
* hesetargetsonlyapplytothosespecialistcontractorsinvolved   developed	in	the	light	of	progress	to	2010	target.	This	is	likely		                                                                 surveys	carried	out	and	necessary	actions	instigated                      first	two	2010	targets
 inM&Ework.Forotherspecialiststhetargetistoestablisha       to	place	greater	focus	on	smaller	contractors