UK Government announces new Chief Construction Advisor
Peter Hansford, construction industry leader and former President of the Institution of Civil Engineers is named as new Chief Construction Advisor.
On 30 July 2012, the UK Government announced the appointment of Mr Hansford, who will succeed Paul Morrell OBE when he stands down at the end of November 2012.
As well as his Presidency at the ICE, Mr Hansford has also been chairman of Engineers Without Borders UK, acting chairman of the Infrastructure Steering Committee and an Executive Director at the Nicols Group.
Mr Hansford will work with industry through the Strategic Forum for Construction to ensure that Britain's construction sector is equipped with the knowledge, skills and best practice it needs to implement the Government's low-carbon, sustainable economy. He is a strong advocator of BIM (Building Information Modelling) and part of his role will be to champion such innovations in public sector construction procurement with the aim of improving efficiency.
Mr Hansford comments, “I am delighted to have been selected as the Government’s new Chief Construction Advisor, building on the excellent foundation created by Paul Morrell. I am excited by the challenge of working with industry to deliver the construction agenda, and to progress the transition to a low carbon economy. I look forward to taking up the role in December.”
The appointment has been well received amongst industry figures and Government Ministers. Business Minister Mark Prisk adds, “I welcome Peter to the role of Chief Construction Adviser. He is well-known and respected in the construction sector, and his wealth of experience will prove an invaluable asset as we move forward with our construction agenda."