Commenting on my own article!
Key take away point: the deadline is getting ever closer to our legal commitment to zero-net carbon. This effects all UK industries.
Construction industry standard forms require amendments to ensure that the projects we deliver are future proofed (within reason!) to avoid later expense. The cost of projects does not stop at construction so it is time the industry gets on board with whole-life costing, including whole-life carbon assessment.
As we get closer to 2050, we can expect to see more pressure put on stakeholders and the wider construction industry to ensure the UK achieves its targets. Hopefully it will be by means of rewards for good performance, but there may well also be taxes or fines for buildings that do not achieve zero net carbon and ever-increasing building standards. In other words, expect the stick as well as carrots.