Balfour Beatty works in partnership to keep vital defence construction capability intact
Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, today published its paper “Defence construction: keeping vital capability intact”.
The bespoke capability in the UK defence construction and infrastructure industry, which has been developed over many years, should be protected and developed and considered when awarding contracts. Failure to do so risks the loss of this capability.
In its latest paper, Balfour Beatty draws on its unrivalled knowledge and expertise in delivering defence infrastructure to outline a range of practical suggestions required to enhance the UK’s military capability and address the challenges of the future.
Balfour Beatty believes that engaging in ongoing dialogue with commissioning authorities, building a greater understanding of client requirements and utilising new technologies and techniques, will help drive efficiencies and deliver best-value solutions over the longer-term.
Dean Burgess, Managing Director of Balfour Beatty’s Build and Defence capability, said: “If we are to future-proof our defence construction capability, we must change the ways in which we work with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO).
“As major contracts increase in size and complexity, the UK needs a strongly invested, sovereign construction capability to deliver them. While there is no quick fix, we believe it is by developing close working relationships with the MoD’s frontline commands, and truly understanding their needs and requirements, that we will meet the needs of the military, today and tomorrow.”