CIOB green challenge to UK Government

Structural Survey

ISSN: 0263-080X

Article publication date: 11 July 2008




(2008), "CIOB green challenge to UK Government", Structural Survey, Vol. 26 No. 3.



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CIOB green challenge to UK Government

Article Type: Newsbriefs From: Structural Survey, Volume 26, Issue 3

Keywords: Construction, Government, Sustainability, United Kingdom

In response to a recent government consultation “Strategy for Sustainable Construction”, the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has called for a greater emphasis on the “big picture”. Stephen Wielebski a CIOB Ambassador said, “There is a prodigious, and urgent, opportunity for us to develop a Strategy for Sustainable Construction that has real direction and some teeth. But sadly the strategy in its current form does not adequately consider the UK construction industry’s role in delivering sustainability objectives within a national or international context. The lingering debate over the definition of ‘waste’ coupled with the present impasse concerning soil guideline values (SGV’s), are just two of many frustrating issues that prevent us from making meaningful progress.” To view the full CIOB submission please go to

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