SIX QUICK win projects have been identified to bring the built environment institutions closer together as a possible first step in the creation of a single voice for the construction industry.
The projects have been identified by the Construction Industry Council's (CIC) paninstitution Futures Group, set up to explore the formation of a single institution for construction.
Multi-discipline teams will now be formed to run each of these projects, to be fed back via the CIC Futures Group.
'The purpose is to get the institutions working together and to develop trust, ' explained ICE President Doug Oakervee, who is leading work on uniting the built environment institutions for the ICE.
'Everyone is coming to the table as equals, ' he added, explaining that initial suspicion between group members was fading as each saw the benefit of improved communication.
The projects chosen are initiatives already being promoted by individual institutions but would benefit from input from other disciplines. Individual ownership and self-interest will now be set aside, said Oakervee.
This spirit of cooperation is expected to be underpinned at a Futures Group away day this week at which institution presidents and senior staff will work to identify other areas of benefit.
The six projects Development of links with China Led by the Chartered Institute of Building The Teambuild competition Led by the ICE Joint regional centres Led by the Royal Institute of British Architects Development of business skills in the industry Led by the Royal Institution of Charted Surveyors Development of construction skills Led by CIC Joint response to the Egan review Led by CIC