In advancing the cause of economic growth and public accountability,

government policies commonly resort to the language of production. So the

UK construction industry must ‘realise maximum value for all clients, end

users and stakeholders and exceed their expectations through the consistent

delivery of world class products and services’.1 One means to this end is

‘education and training in the value of long term integrated supply chains’.2

Education becomes part of that supply chain, supplying industry and the