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Covid-19 and the new normal for infrastructure systems

14 May 2020

The responses to this Green Paper will enable the Infrastructure Client Group to develop a roadmap, as part of the Construction Leadership Council's Industry Recovery Plan on how infrastructure delivery should be reinvented in the UK following Covid-19.

Specifically the Green Paper covers the following themes:

  • Systemic lessons from Covid-19
  • Lessons from Covid-19 on the infrastructure we need
  • Lessons from Covid-19 on how we deliver infrastructure

There are seven questions included as part of the consultation. These are:

  1. What other factors, or combination of factors, will determine attitudes to public life as we transition to a new normal?
  2. What other systemic changes, driven by lessons learned during the lockdown period, can we expect to be important as part of the new normal?
  3. Are our assumptions of the new priorities for infrastructure correct?
  4. What other changes to infrastructure provision will be needed and what assumptions sit behind that need?
  5. Have we made the correct assumptions on the changes in delivery that will be required, to deliver infrastructure as part of the new normal?
  6. What are the intermediate steps required to move us towards these new approaches to delivery?
  7. What other fundamental shifts are required to deliver concrete and long-lasting change in how we operationalise to deliver infrastructure to achieve societal requirements?

This consultation runs until 14 June. Responses can be made by emailing ICE Policy.

Covid-19 and the new normal for infrastructure systems

Content type: Consultation

Last updated: May 2020

Authors: ICE

  • Chris Richards, director of policy at Institution of Civil Engineers