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What is State of the Nation 2022?

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08 June 2022

This year's theme is about infrastructure productivity.

What is State of the Nation 2022?
Eliminating errors at the design stage can help improve productivity.

What is State of the Nation?

ICE produces a State of the Nation (SoN) report each year, focusing on a topic that affects the UK's infrastructure and economy.

The report makes recommendations for industry to tackle a different issue each year.

What is the topic of this year's State of the Nation?

This year's topic is on improving infrastructure productivity, a key theme for ICE President Ed McCann's presidency.

ICE believes that how infrastructure is delivered throughout its lifecycle will improve the sector’s productivity.

Our aim is to produce a toolkit backed by best practice case studies to transform infrastructure productivity – while delivering carbon reduction goals.

When will State of the Nation 2022 be launched?

The report will be published in October 2022.

Who contributes to State of the Nation?

ICE works closely with a steering group, led by the productivity community advisory board (CAB), 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 projects and programmes at Jacobs, and Darren James, chief executive of Keltbray.

The full list of productivity CAB members can be found in the downloadable State of the Nation 2022 working paper below.


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These documents have helped to shape the discussion around State of the Nation 2022.

State of the Nation 2022: call for evidence

Content type: Call for evidence

Last updated: June 2022

Authors: ICE knowledge team

State of the Nation 2022: working paper

Content type: Working paper

Last updated: June 2022

Authors: ICE knowledge team


Previous reports

State of the Nation 2021: 6 ways for civil engineers to act on climate change

Last year's State of the Nation report called on civil engineers to own their responsibility to reduce infrastructure’s carbon footprint and use their influence to bring about real change.

Read the full report

State of the Nation 2020: infrastructure and the 2050 net zero target

In 2020, the report set out recommendations for overcoming obstacles the Committee on Climate Change identified in its advice to the UK government on what's required to meet the net zero target.

Read the full report

State of the Nation 2019: connecting infrastructure with housing

In 2019, the report made 10 recommendations to bring about a reform to the way infrastructure is delivered with housing. 

Read the full report

State of the Nation 2018: infrastructure investment

In 2018, the report explored opportunities to improve the flow of investment and examined funding mechanisms to ensure that affordable infrastructure is viable long into the future. 

Read the full report

  • Anh Nguyen, content strategy manager at ICE