1. The state of the industry prior to the 1990s -- 2. The Latham review -- 3. Action resulting from Latham -- 4. The establishment of the Construction Clients' Forum -- 5. The establishment of the Construction Industry Board -- 6. The CIB in action -- 7. The development of the client movement -- 8. Change of government/change of direction -- 9. The beginnings of the dissolution of the Latham bodies -- 10. The work of M4I and rethinking construction -- 11. A phoenix from the ashes -- App. I. Summary of recommendations of the report Constructing the Team / Michael Latham -- App. II. Key points of the 1989 report Building Towards 2001 prepared by the National Contractors' Group of the Building Employers' Confederation and the Centre for Strategic Studies in Construction at the University of Reading.