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All aboard: Platforms for buildings

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With COP26 fresh in our minds, it has never been clearer that we need to build and maintain infrastructure that is sustainable, resilient and high quality in order to deliver the outcomes that we need for people and nature. Against this backdrop, this month a small team from the IPA visited The Forge which aims to be the first net zero carbon commercial building.

My Story Told: Karina Singh

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Karina Singh is the Director for Transformation at HM Land Registry and the Senior Project Delivery Diversity and Inclusion Champion. In this personal account, Karina discusses her heritage and how project delivery runs in the family. This blog is part of the project delivery profession’s Role Models campaign, which aims to showcase diversity within the project community to create an inclusive culture where people across all backgrounds can reach their potential and progress into senior leaders.

Government’s Vision: Building Back Better and Transforming Infrastructure Performance

Nick Smallwood, Chief Executive Officer of the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, discusses what the newly published National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline and Transforming Infrastructure Performance: Roadmap to 2030 mean for the construction sector and the country's infrastructure.

IPA International and the Global Infrastructure Programme: improving infrastructure project preparation worldwide

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Tom Hill, IPA International Infrastructure Analyst, reflects on IPA International Team's achievements through the Global Infrastructure Programme (GIP) over the past few years.

Forget Instagram – the real influencers are the leaders who lift others up

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Lizzie Shelmerdine, Project Delivery Fast Streamer, shares her thoughts on International Women's Day on how to make a more inclusive workplace which allows everyone to excel in leadership roles.

Government Online Skills Tool - equipping people with the right skills

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The Government Online Skills Tool and Project Delivery Capability Framework provide the profession with invaluable tools to help manage their careers working in some of the biggest and most complex projects and programmes in the world.

Building back better, greener, faster: transforming the construction sector

Principle number seven; “be an intelligent client”, concisely sets out the role government has in establishing and encouraging the behaviours that will transform the construction sector and the delivery of our major projects. In line with that ambition, the government published the Construction Playbook this week. 

Racial equality - we will make mistakes, we are human, but that should not force us to retreat from the conversations nor the actions.

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As we approach the end of Black History Month, Neil Couling CBE, reflects on the challenges of achieving equal representation for people from every ethnic background as the defining issue facing this generation.

Diversity and Inclusion in Project Delivery

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2020 is the National Year of Inclusion for the Civil Service and the role of staff networks for supporting colleagues has become even more apparent during the pandemic. Both the Civil Service LGBT+ Network and Project Delivery Profession are here to support Civil Servants and provide a voice for their members across Government.