State and federal governments within Australia should use their position as major clients to lead a fundamental overhaul of ‘twentieth century’ procurement models for major construction projects, a respected industry figure says.

Australian Construction Industry Forum chief executive Peter Barda called for a paradigm shift in the way the tenders for developments are managed so that head contractors and trade contractors are included upfront in the project design. Peterr Barda Barda’s call comes shortly after ACIF released a…