We have an opportunity to fully realise the potential of the built environment to invest, create and operate places that we all value; that are accessible and inclusive to everyone; that create opportunity, enable growth and (let’s face it) make us all that little bit happier.
As the CHY Social Value Open Surgery evolves we have begun discussing consistency in the way we design, deliver and measure social value outputs and outcomes.
How do we deliver real social value in construction? Surely properly consulting the people who it will affect most would help. What don’t we do that?
Andy Mitchell of the Construction Leadership Council stated “I don’t think there are many tier ones at all who are abusing the payment terms and delaying payments”. Is that correct?
There is a tricky connection between construction industry payment terms and social value. We need to change the way we work, and we need to start now.