Information Management

Driving the digital transformation of global construction and infrastructure.

The Information Management project develops tools and guidance designed to support industry to adapt and thrive within an evolving digital landscape. Information Management is the key to unlocking industry’s potential, providing the golden thread that enables transformation to evolve and improve our infrastructure.

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Information Management enables industry to grow its collective digital maturity to meet the ever-evolving needs of the built environment and those who use it.

Supporting and accelerating digital adoption and implementation across industry

Digital evolution is occuring across our infrastructure. From UK Government’s BIM Mandate, the Construction Playbook and the introduction of the National Digital Twin Programme, to the increasing use of machine learning and artificial intelligence in infrastructure, the direction of travel is steered towards an increasingly digital future.

The true value of digital transformation within the construction and infrastructure sectors is realised when effective Information Management is applied and chasms are bridged creating greater efficiencies, improved quality and consistency, reduced costs and increased resilience and agility.

When information is managed effectively, in a trusted and secure way, it becomes the golden thread that runs throughout our infrastructure, enabling every element to be seamlessly interoperable, benefitting from one another and creating a more effective system that delivers greater value to society, the economy and the environment.

Within the Construction Innovation Hub’s project scope alone Information Management is the critical enabler that ensure the Value Toolkit, Platform Programme and International work can all achieve their individual, and collective goals.

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By working in partnership with industry, Government and academia, producing open-source outputs that support industry along on the transformation journey, we will help to drive wider adoption of digital ways of working and realise the real benefits that this unlocks for everyone.

 

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The future of construction and infrastructure is focused on digital advancement. There’s no winding the clock back, only forward.

Information Management is creating the process and the digital tools needed to deliver whole-life value of assets – unlocking long-term benefits across society, the economy and the environment for future generations.

Discover more about how Information Management is driving the digital transformation of the sector

Aligned to the UK Government’s ambition to build back better, the simple yet radical Vision for the Built Environment calls for people and nature to be at the heart of how we design, build, operate, and use our existing built environment. We must make better decisions now to deliver a better future for all.

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The shared Vision was developed in partnership with 75 industry leaders and endorsed by more than 35 public and private sector organisations and cross-industry bodies, including the British Standards Organisation, the Chartered Institute of Building, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy,  and the Construction Leadership Council.

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For the first time in history, we have the tools and technology to work together to make this future Vision a reality and to manage the built environment in a way that addresses the biggest challenges of our time, from the climate crisis to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    How Information Management will play a critical role in boosting both performance and effectiveness of the construction and infrastructure sectors

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    of direct labour productivity gains potentially secured for every £1 invested in Information Management.

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    to 18% costs savings at various stages of the asset lifecycle, potentially secured for every £1 invested in Information Management.

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    of direct productivity gain today (2021) in the design, construction and maintenance of built assets through the sector-wide adoption of Information Management, could potentially translate into £3.70 in annual UK GDP in 2051.

     

     

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    real-world case studies were used to provide new qualitative and quantitative evidence of the potential value of Information Management, considering both the direct productivity gains to projects and organisations, as well as wider social value for customers, society and the environment.

     

    To find out more, please see our full report
    ‘The value of Information Management in the construction and infrastructure sector’.

    We are working in partnership with industry, Government and academia
    to drive wider adoption of digital ways of working and
    realise the real benefits that this unlocks for everyone.

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      What our community think

      As we move beyond the pandemic, the construction industry is facing into a number of challenges: a huge uptick in demand, pressure to transition to net zero, and a lag behind other sectors in terms of productivity. To respond to these pressures the industry needs access to good quality, trusted and timely data and the ability to fully embrace digital transformation.”

      Richard Threlfall , KPMG

      We already knew that digital adoption was key to driving productivity, increasing the lifetime of assets, and delivering whole-life value but the ‘Value of Information Management in the Construction and Infrastructure Sector’ report, gives us strong validation and quantified evidence of just how important IM is in bringing that digital transformation to life.”

      Richard Robinson , Atkins UK and Europe

      The Local Authority Government Soft Landings (GSL) Interactive Navigator could transform the way local authorities manage their properties, which in turn will benefit the residents, the taxpayer (by reducing associated costs) and even the environment, by helping to deliver on their commitments to cutting down on carbon emissions.”

      Tom Boland , Zutec

      The Soft Landings interactive navigator, co-developed with Construction Innovation Hub, is already realising impact on our flagship National Elective Centre Programme. Soft Landings Champions including Clinical Managers have said that the process is easy to understand and practical to implement.”

      Louise Sykes , NHS Scotland

      There is a tremendous opportunity for the UK to become a world leader in creation and operation of digital twins and achieve significant economic and social value through establishing a National Digital Twin. To get there we need to make sure that infrastructure organisations have a digitally and technically capable workforce with the right skills and training to grow and succeed.”

      Darren Russell , Mott MacDonald
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      International Programme

      Discover how our International Programme is helping to establish and create opportunities for international markets to benefit from global BIM standards.