Stalled, in the main, due to the collapse of Carillion, Greg Clarke, the Business & energy Secretary, is this week unveiling further plans for the governments latest construction revolution "Bytes to Mortar".
I have read (and reported) a lot over recent months about innovation from within the building products and wider built environment industries.
With the government pouring some £420m into this scheme, it is hoped this will drive further improvements and acceptance from the industry into such areas as digital building design, offsite manufacturing and wider manufacturing techniques. Not only will this elevate construction timescales (the government hope in half) but will bring us inline with other developed nations; leading to a more sustainable and cost efficient solution.
There are many new start ups adopting these latest innovations in materials and use of the BIM platform, so this scheme will, hopefully, help drive further advancements.
Andrew Wolstenholme, Co-Chair of the Construction Leadership Council said: “We are an industry that must be at the forefront of the UK’s drive for future growth and prosperity – and I’m confident that this deal will help to achieve that.” Build UK chief executive Suzannah Nichol said: “Today’s announcement sets out a bright vision for the future of UK construction along with a plan that the industry can, and should, all get behind.”