Passing the buck: The new construction crisis: Huge problems with quality in UK construction is apparent. Action must follow.

Walter Menteth

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Over recent months significant construction issues have been reported that highlight major deficiencies in UK procurement culture. The common thread between each one of these is poor scrutiny, lack of oversight and co-ordination, where responsibilities and the supervision for implementing qualitative judgements had become confused, or worse disdained or ignored. The quality of the construction works has ultimately suffered with disastrous consequences, none of which should have happened.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationProject Compass
PublisherProject Compass CIC
Publication statusPublished - 19 Mar 2017


  • procurement
  • quality
  • construction
  • Lakanal House
  • Orchard Village
  • Solomon's Passage
  • Supervision
  • scrutiny
  • oversight

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