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This paper is written to contribute to the debate on risk assessment discussed in a wider context in a paper published in the previous issue of this journal. The views expressed are not necessarily those of the author's employer. B.S. Neale
In the Executive Summary of the Technology Foresight document ‘Progress through Partnership’, Section 2, related to construction, the basics of a vision for the future are identified: ‘Its vision is of a construction industry which sustains high levels of both profitability and responsibility. The industry will be profitable through producing world class products and service for markets at home and abroad, through making major and successive productivity improvements and through fostering and benefiting from an innovative culture, stimulated jointly by government and industry.’ Professor A.E. Long
Last year, in the first of these lectures to bear his name, James himself returned to the subject of the relevance of history which Sir Alfred Pugsley and he and I introduced here in 1975. I shall not follow his example, partly because I have already presented my own further views elsewhere. R.J. Mainstone