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Transforming Construction Innovation Hub Overview and Platform Design Competition - Keith Waller, Construction Innovation Hub


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As part of the Clean Growth Grand Challenge within the Government’s Industrial Strategy, a £420m Construction Sector Deal was announced in 2018. A key part of the Sector Deal is an investment by the Government of £170m in the Transforming Construction Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) in line with the Transforming Infrastructure Performance (TIP) Strategy and the Transport Infrastructure Efficiency Strategy (TIES).

£10m MMC, Digital and Whole-Life Performance (CR&D) Programme: UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £10m for CR&D projects that go beyond the state-of-the-art in improving productivity, quality and performance of the UK construction sector.

£26m Demonstrator Programme: An investment of up to £26m is available in Demonstrator projects that demonstrate improvements in productivity, quality and performance of the UK construction sector. These will include new validations of business models, digital approaches to design, construction and management, advancements in modern methods of construction and approaches to whole-life performance of a building or assets.

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Transforming Construction Innovation Hub Overview and Platform Design Competition - Keith Waller, Construction Innovation Hub

  1. 1. A new catalyst for change Construction Innovation Hub September 2019
  2. 2. Who we are – our mission Our mission is to be a catalyst for transforming the UK construction sector through manufacturing technologies and digital ways of working – boosting productivity, exports and asset performance to benefit society
  3. 3. Three core partners…
  4. 4. Our themes Digital Performance Manufacturing Engagement
  5. 5. Inputs, Outputs and Outcomes
  6. 6. Programme Description
  7. 7. Core Technical Programme Overcomplexity Capacity Issues Low productivity Poor whole life performance H & S Impacts Programme overruns Lack of data INDUSTRY CHALLENGES Poor value for money High quality projects Better performing assets Improved user experience Useable data Better operations and management Safer delivery Predictable programme EXPECTED OUTCOMES Better profit margins A MARKET FACING PROGRAMME Security mindedness
  8. 8. Demonstrating a Platform Approach Platform Requirements Platform Components Digital Library Design Configurator Digital Twins Platform Concept Platform Requirements Platform Components Digital Library Design Configurator Digital Twins
  9. 9. Develop a platform design and delivery concept that can: • Be implemented at scale by public sector clients • Reduce cost, delivery time and lifetime carbon emissions • Boost productivity and increase the asset whole life value • Offer an opportunity to integrate active renewable energy systems Platform Design Programme Objectives Source: Bryden Wood Technology Limited, Platform 2 Superstructure
  10. 10. We will provide two pre-existing superstructures based on Bryden Wood Platform 2 and the SEISMIC system We are looking for organisations to…. • Suggest alternative superstructure solutions • Develop a range of additional platform systems including: External Wall Panel, Interior Wall Panel, Ground Floor Panel, Interim Floor Panel, Active Roof Panel, MEP Systems • Develop a range of possible platform services including: Design, Logistics, Construction Management, Definition of Interface Standards, Assembly, Inspection Services Platform Design: Opportunities to engage Super structure Envelope MEP Fit Out
  11. 11. • Rationalise the component design • Incorporate a number of interacting elements • Develop a ‘kit of parts’ of components, assemblies and products that go together in a pre-defined way • Prove this concept with a demonstrator building Working with industry
  12. 12. Benefits to participating organisations Platform partners will… Be at the forefront of revolution Be widely showcased Refine & improve your product Open up market opportunities Drive industry standards Receive world class support
  13. 13. 8 weeks at the start of the call intended to encourage applicants to form consortia to deliver a system that can be integrated on to the platform. What? • Applicants will complete a company bio detailing business type, offering and opportunities for collaboration. • Facilitated by the hub applicants work together to develop ideas for combined offerings that can be integrated on to the platform. Why? • Provides visibility of the collaboration opportunities from all applicants which will facilitate Stage 2. • Encourage collaboration and innovation between applicants. Stage 1: Sandpit & Collaborate (Optional)
  14. 14. 4 week application period following stage 1 What? • Closed detailed question set to which applicants respond with either their initial offering OR a combined offering generated during stage 1. • Detail the resources, time and materials, that an applicant is prepared to commit to the programme. Why? • Provide the Hub’s judging panel with the information that they require in order to determine which applicants to take forward to for the collaborative design team. Stage 2: Enter Competition (Compulsory)
  15. 15. You need to be: • a UK-based business (of any size and from any sector) • prepared to put in time & materials Full details and entry criteria available online: platform-design-open-call Applications & Criteria
  16. 16. We will: • Provide advice on the fit between your project proposal and the Construction Innovation Hub programme and objectives. • Make introductions to the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), BRE (Building Research Establishment) and the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) where there is potential for their capabilities and facilities to add value to your project consortium • Signpost you to other engagement opportunities with the Construction Innovation Hub • Start a dialogue which will lead to knowledge transfer and joint dissemination between us and successful projects Hub support for CR & D call
  17. 17. Join the transformation @CIH_HUB Construction Innovation Hub #TransformingConstruction #ConstructionInnovationHub