Ecologically Rethinking Construction

Jonathan Dawson, head of economics at Schumacher College, writing on Guardian Sustainable Business asked “How do we redesign a new economic theory framed by ecological systems?” A question we need to ask and start addressing within the built environment. We are seeing a new vocabulary emerging with concepts such as biomimicry, zero or net energy, water and environmental impact, […]

3 R’s for rethinking built environment sustainability

Its over ten years since rethinking construction became the driving force for improving the construction industry. Back then, in 1998, sustainability wasn’t on the agenda for many construction organisations, and didnt feature in Egans influential report. Now at the close of 2012, it is of course one of the key challenges for construction. But is it […]

rethinking construction still requires massive system change …

Collaborative working champion colleague Henry Loo posted the comment below in response to my recent posts on rethinking Egan.  This short response article is so spot on, going to the heart of the matter I have elevated it to a full post to give it more prominence.  Thanks Henry. Egan didn’t emphasis one important pre-requisit […]

time to re-read rethink construction…again

Following my post yesterday and having had chance to read the transcript of Egans speech on 10 years of rethinking, I am convinced that this is a must read for all in the construction, and indeed in the built environment, to understand What the report set out to do?; What’s going wrong?; and how do […]

egan: four out of ten for effort

As reported on Building today, Sir John Egan Author of Rethinking Construction speaking at a reception at the House of Commons to mark 10 years since the publication of his report said he would rate the construction industry’s performance since as “four out of 10”. Egan particularly criticised housebuilders for failing to follow the guidelines […]

rethinking construction – ten years after

From Constructing Excellence: Reviewing change in the UK construction industry and the next ten years, your chance to shape the future of the industry by learning from the past CE are reviewing the last ten years of improvement and its impact, kick-started by John Egan‘s landmark report – Rethinking Construction – and before that the […]