TITLE

Audit office finds a use for design

PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
Building Design;3/18/2005, Issue 1665, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article comments on Britain's budget allocation for public-sector construction. The public sector spends billion pounds each year, but an upbeat National Audit Office believes a change in habits across government departments will save the Treasury 2.6 billion pound a year. Since 2001 they have already saved 800 million pound. And while parsimony is not synonymous with great architecture, auditor general John Bourne thinks better use of design can help the public finances. Bourne has a three-point plan that sounds familiar: improved productivity based on slicker programming and off-site construction; better collaboration in the construction team; and focus on the whole-life cost of buildings.
ACCESSION #
16584228

 

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