Open letter urges construction and built environment leaders to raise their game

LEADERS in the construction industry and built environment are being challenged by the chief of a building innovation centre in Scotland to raise their game, in response to the climate emergency.

In an open letter, the chief executive of Built Environment, Smarter Transformation (BE-ST) – formerly Construction Scotland Innovation Centre – says: “It’s time for us to seize the opportunity and rise to the challenge of creating a more sustainable, resilient and purposeful industry.”

Stephen Good continues (here): “It will not be easy, nothing worthwhile ever is, but by working together and embracing innovation and collaboration, we can build a brighter future for Scotland’s construction and built environment ecosystem and the people it serves.”

BE-ST describes itself as ‘Scotland’s national innovation centre for the built environment and one of Scotland’s seven innovation centres [including aquaculture and biotechnology – as explained here] supported by Scottish Government, Scottish Funding Council and Scotland’s enterprise agencies’.

Adds Good: “So, make 2023 the year of taking bold decisions and accelerating change. Chose to act, chose to futureproof your business, and do the right thing at the same time. The process will be intense, but opportunity lies in a long-term, sustainable pipeline of work that awaits those brave enough to really embrace transformation.”

Picture credit: BE-ST

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