CIRIA is pleased to announce the launch of the National Infrastructure Client Leadership Group bringing together some of the largest UK infrastructure providers from the transport and utilities sectors.
The group will build on CIRIA’s extensive track record in infrastructure asset management and infrastructure resilience work and aims.
Founding members of the National Infrastructure Client Leadership Group include: Crossrail, Environment Agency, Gatwick Airport, Highways Agency, London Underground, Northumbrian Water and Thames Water.
Our members are integral to our work and come from all construction stakeholder groups, covering both the supply and demand sides of the industry, as well as public sector champions, regulators and academia.
It is intended that this new client working group will provide industry leadership to transform good practice in the construction industry, aligned with the themes of the Industrial Strategy for Construction (2013) and the ‘Construction 2025 vision’. The group identified a number of opportunities for new collaborative activities in 2014, which are now being taken forward with subsequent meetings of the client working group and engagement with the wider supply chain.
Acting as a focal point and independent forum for industry innovation and improvement, CIRIA will engage with policy groups, government sponsors and regulators, clients, consultants, contractors and suppliers. This engagement will provide our members with a unique insight into new and emerging developments as well as the opportunity to influence industry direction and development.
“This is a great opportunity to use CIRIA to bring together the major client organisations who are delivering capital investment programmes and are facing the same challenges. We all need to achieve better value, deliver quicker with greater certainty and sharing in this forum will assist in all of these areas.”
Doug Waters, Continuous Improvement & Sustainability Leader, Development Team, Gatwick Airport and Chair of National Infrastructure Client Leadership Group