Government to investigate construction ‘fit for purpose’ status

The business secretary Lord Mandelson has launched a review of the entire construction industry in order to find out whether it is “fit for purpose” to build low-carbon structures for the future.
Keith Clarke, chief executive of Atkins and chairman of the Construction Industry Council, will lead the review until it is taken over by the chief construction adviser when that appointment is made.

Mandelson said: “The construction industry must now face the challenge of exploiting the advantages of the low-carbon economy.”

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