THE REST of the industry is still struggling to match the performance of best practice demonstration projects, improvement body Constructing Excellence warned this week.
The latest data from key performance indicators published by the organisation on Tuesday show the wider industry lagging behind Constructing Excellence's 62 demonstration projects on cost and design predictability.
Constructing Excellence director Peter Cunningham said: 'We are seeing the industry catching up to the demonstration projects on the softer areas, but they are still a long way behind on the harder areas such as cost and productivity.' Just 43 per cent of wider industry projects met target costs, compared to 73 per cent of demonstration projects.
The figures show demonstration projects also came in more cheaply, in less time and made more profit than industry-wide schemes.
General KPIs for safety performance show accidents cut by a third over the past eight years.
This year's industry average of 901 reportable incidents per 100,000 man hours worked was 33 per cent lower than the 1,354 recorded in 1998.
And the data reveals 51 per cent of companies showing a zero accident rate compared with 31 per cent in 2002.
But the figures show demonstration projects are more than twice as safe with 425 reportable incidents per 100,000 man hours ? with 76 per cent achieving a zero accident rate.
Mr Cunningham added: 'The industry has made big strides in this area although obviously we won't be happy until this figure is down to zero.'