UK construction industry demands transformation

December 12, 2016.

Ann Bentley, global chair of RLB and member of the UK’s Construction Leadership Council (CLC), took part in a recent industry leaders’ briefing to share the vision of the joint industry and government group. Ann leads the CLC’s work stream on Supply Chain and Business Models.

Hosted by CLC co-chairs Andrew Wolstenholme, Chief Executive Crossrail, and Minister for Industry and Energy Jesse Norman MP, the event brought together 75 industry leaders and influencers at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 23 November

Investment in Productivity

The topics for the event chimed strongly with those of the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Autumn Statement, announced on the same day, which featured a strong commitment to investment in productivity, housing and infrastructure.

‘We need to improve productivity in construction. We believe we can deliver better, more certain outcomes by using digital technologies like BIM and by increasing the proportion of off-site manufacturing. We also want to optimise whole-life performance to get more out of new and existing assets through the use of smart technology,’ declared Wolstenholme. ‘By focusing on these areas, we can drive a transformation in our industry.’

For more information on the briefing go to the Construction Leadership Council’s website

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