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New code of practice to boost collaboration


The Infrastructure Client Group (ICG) and the ICE have produced an alliancing code of practice to help infrastructure companies collaborate more effectively and avoid disputes when working on projects together

The ICG works with industry, government and the ICE to drive client-led initiatives, address supply chain issues, and advise on collaboration between businesses. 

The code of practise has a page on the ICE website. It is a tool to help decision makers make informed choices about establishing alliances with other construction companies. 

The web page explains how to create, deliver and sustain a successful alliance that benefits clients, suppliers and end users of assets. It includes using an interactive grid matrix, case studies and a self-assessment tool. 

In addition, the page gives advice about avoiding common pitfalls that can result in costly lawsuits. It also enables infrastructure clients and companies to share experiences and develop their own guidance and best practice materials.

The UK construction industry has been criticised for failing to deliver infrastructure efficiently because companies working jointly on projects often do not work together effectively. This typically results in more waste and project rework. 

The government’s Construction 2025 targets have challenged the industry to cut construction costs and whole-life cost of built assets by 33%, lower carbon emissions by 50%, and deliver projects 50% faster. 

The code of practice arms construction companies working on joint venture projects with a user-friendly tool that helps address the underlying difficulties of working collaboratively.                

The ICG says that the right collaborative work guidance will help companies boost their chances of meeting the Construction 2025 targets. 

  • The Alliancing Code of Practice is here



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