1st July 2020
Contact: Nick Moss, Sixtwo Architects
Ending the Race to the Bottom: Meet the Architect Taking on Procurement Reform
RIBA Presidential candidate Nick Moss has written an open letter to construction industry leaders and representatives, calling for a New Code of Procurement.
In an excerpt from the letter he states:
“If you are on the front line of the construction industry, this issue is affecting you right now. We have all witnessed the Scottish schools PFI failure and the growing unviability of modern contracting. We have all witnessed the reduction of quality in the most expensive place to build in Europe. Worst of all, we have witnessed Grenfell. There can be no greater example of modern procurement’s race to the bottom having catastrophic results.”
His sentiments have been echoed by numerous industry experts, including Dame Judith Hackitt, the current chair of The Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety. In an interview with Construction Manager Magazine she said, “The mindset of doing things as cheaply as possible and passing on responsibility for problems and shortcomings to others must stop.”
Procurement is Nick’s primary platform. He believes that unless it’s resolved, other crucial issues, such as equality and diversity, climate change and mental health will be hard to address effectively.
“These are difficult and unprecedented times. But they are also an opportunity – to change this calamitous system forever.”
Director & Co-founder of Sixtwo Architects
Visit nickmoss.co.uk for more information.