This year's theme is infrastructure productivity.
The ICE has today launched its State of the Nation report and an associated toolkit to help improve productivity throughout an infrastructure lifecycle.
What is State of the Nation?
ICE produces a State of the Nation (SoN) report each year, focusing on a timely topic that affects the UK's infrastructure and economy.
The report makes recommendations on how the sector can tackle the issue.
What is the topic of State of the Nation 2022?
This year's topic is improving infrastructure productivity, a key theme for ICE President Ed McCann's presidency.
The ICE believes that how infrastructure is delivered throughout its lifecycle will improve the sector’s productivity.
Through this State of the Nation report, which is backed by best-practice case studies, our aim is to show how infrastructure productivity can be transformed, while delivering carbon reduction goals.
To support this year's report, the ICE is also creating an accompanying online toolkit, Driving Productivity: Infrastructure Lifecycle Guidance.
The guidance provides detailed advice on actions that can be taken to improve productivity throughout the infrastructure lifecycle.
Who has contributed to State of the Nation and the toolkit?
The ICE has worked closely with a steering group led by the Productivity community advisory board (CAB), which is made up of experts across the built environment, to develop the report.
The Productivity CAB is co-chaired by Andy Alder, vice president of major programme and project delivery at Jacobs, and Darren James, chief executive of Keltbray.
The full list of CAB members can be found in the State of the Nation 2022 report.
12 common causes of low productivity in construction
This ICE paper looks at causes of poor productivity in some of the UK’s largest recent construction programmes and shows how better procurement practices can address these.
7 lessons civil engineers can learn from Toyota’s manufacturing process
Andy Alder and Mark Worrall discuss processes employed at Toyota’s Deeside Engine Plant to increase productivity and eliminate waste, highlighting lessons for the construction industry.
These documents have shaped State of the Nation 2022.
State of the Nation 2022: final report
Content type: Final report
Last updated: October 2022
State of the Nation 2022: call for evidence
Content type: Call for evidence
Last updated: June 2022
State of the Nation 2022: working paper
Content type: Working paper
Last updated: June 2022
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