Infrastructure Intelligence have partnered with BECG to organise an online conference looking at one of the hottest topics facing the construction sector – social value.
Social value is increasingly being highlighted as a crucial requirement on construction and infrastructure projects and more and more clients are asking for the companies they work with to quantify the social good they can deliver on projects. However, social value comes in many different guises and many organisations still do not understand what it is, how to create it and how to measure it.
How often does the industry ask itself this question: What is the purpose of infrastructure? For social scientists, the question is an easy one to answer. The primary purpose of infrastructure and the built environment is serving the needs of communities, delivering better social outcomes and improving the quality of people’s lives.
But how good is our industry at putting people and their needs at the very heart of the way in which we design and deliver projects? What can we do to ensure that infrastructure is maximising all the opportunities available to it to leave a positive social legacy for the communities in which we work?