Editor’s message and September/October 2022 magazine download

The September/October 2022 edition of Infrastructure Intelligence is available to download now.

Welcome to the latest edition of our bi-monthly digital magazine.

And it comes at a time of huge sorrow, with the sad passing of the Queen set to dominate the hearts and minds of the nation in the coming days, weeks and months ahead.

We would very much like to invite any of our readers to share their own personal thoughts about Her Majesty for a fitting tribute in our November/December edition of the magazine. 

That way, we hope we can encourage people to remember Her Majesty with a smile, rather than the sadness a lot of people will understandably be feeling at the moment.

In the meantime, we send our condolences to Her Majesty’s family. May she rest in peace.

And so, to the magazine.

Liz Truss takes centre-stage on our front cover after becoming the new UK prime minister and quickly making widespread changes in appointing a new cabinet.

We have five-pages of industry reaction, with leading industry figures welcoming the new PM and calling for a continued focus on infrastructure, net zero and levelling up.

Elsewhere, our friends at the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) have launched a brand new three-year Blueprint that will ensure they remain focussed on members’ interests.

We also feature key opinion pieces on the importance of the industry adopting a positive work/life balance, plus the essential role social value can play in helping communities across the UK to thrive.

Our industry has always had a vital role to play in the social and economic wellbeing of the nation, the environment and society at large. 

That role has rarely been more important, with the challenging times the nation and the planet itself faces at the moment, and it’s clear that the industry is ready to work with government and others to make sure we do the right thing for future generations to follow safely in our footsteps.

We hope you enjoy this edition of the magazine, and feel free to visit our website for a daily mix of news, features and industry opinion.

Click here to download the September-October edition of Infrastructure Intelligence.

Rob O’Connor is editor at Infrastructure Intelligence.

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