How to Rebuild the Construction Industry

Derek's core points are that responsibility for the current construction crisis rests firmly with owners' procurement practises, principally in the allocations of risk they adopt.  He states:

Owners and their consultants will be likely to achieve the best results if they stand back from inappropriate procurement tactics and take a broader view of getting the right contractor for the appropriate job at a fair price and based on fair conditions.

I couldn't agree more.  His closing comment is prescient:

All consultants (lawyers, architects, engineers, project managers and quantity surveyors) should stand up to their clients and explain to them why short cuts, harsh clauses and penny-pinching are counterproductive in many ways.