National industry body Constructing Excellence is to become the newest delivery partner of the £72 million Government-backed Construction Innovation Hub.
With an extensive network of national and regional members, which cuts across sectors and the supply chain, Constructing Excellence will be supporting the delivery of the Hub’s transformative programme, which aims to change the way buildings and infrastructure are designed, manufactured, integrated and connected within the built environment.
Announcing the new partnership at the Construction Leaders’ Breakfast in London, Construction Innovation Hub Programme Director, Keith Waller, said:
“Over the past twenty years, Constructing Excellence has championed innovation and change in construction. It has become the ‘go-to’ body for sharing the best of ideas, knowledge and expertise across the sector.
“The Construction Innovation Hub and Constructing Excellence will be working closely to harness the energy and enthusiasm which is already out there in the sector, so we can drive the large-scale transformation we so badly need, delivering better outcomes not just for the sector, but for wider society and the environment.”
Co-Chair of Constructing Excellence, Mark Farmer, said:
“This partnership between the Hub and Constructing Excellence demonstrates the need for the entire industry to collaborate on this agenda and support the development of solutions that we can take forward and implement and will genuinely positively disrupt our industry. The Constructing Excellence movement has a key role to play in ensuring that these solutions can be and are adopted right across the industry.”
NOTES TO EDITOR
- The Construction Innovation Hub was launched in November 2018 and brings together world-class expertise from the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), BRE and the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) to transform the UK construction industry. With £72 million from UK Research and Innovation’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, the Hub aims to change the way buildings and infrastructure are designed, manufactured, integrated and connected within our built environment.
- Constructing Excellence is a platform from which to stimulate, debate and drive much needed change in the Construction sector. It’s thought leading members from the entire supply chain – clients, industry and users – share a vision for change through innovation and collaboration.