Published 01st January 1994 by Sir Michael Latham
Constructing the Team (1994), commonly known as the Latham report set the starting point for the most recent change agenda in the industry. The widespread growth of partnering and subsequently collaborative working can be traced to Latham. He stated that widespread adoption of collaborative working practices could achieve a 30% real cost saving within five years. Latham also recognised the significant role of the client in achieving successful construction projects. There was patchy take up of the recommendations in the Latham report, hindered in part by public sector procurement rules.