Gerard Reinmuth and Nick Murcutt have co-chaired a National Procurement Workshop for the Australian Institute of Architects. The workshop is seen as the first step in reiewing all major procurement hurdles in the industry and developing strategies for improving procurement processes around the country, particularly focused on public works.
Workshop participants included John Denton (DCM's Manchester Civil Justice project is pictured opposite), Carey Lyon, Karl Fender, Steve Ashton, Geoffrey London and Michael Mandl. The discussion was focused on ways that current procurement processes could be altered to achieve better result for clients. Emerging patterns in PPP's, such as the loss of client control over the briefing and design phase were hot topics.
Watch this space for future activity.