The UK has world-class expertise in the construction sector, from architecture, design and engineering, the UK is leading the way in creating digitally connected, manufactured construction solutions.
Worth nearly £115bn, the sector is forecast to grow by over 70 per cent by 2025, meaning there is great optimism that the sector is set for a period of unprecedented opportunity on many levels including long-term programmes, increased employment, the implementation of new technologies and more efficient processes.
With a target of 300,000 new homes annually, alongside major infrastructure programmes (HS2, Thames Tideway, Hinkley Point and Crossrail2) there is a desire to ensure that innovative thinking and digital tools are heart of design and delivery phases and to ensure that the end products provide exceptional value for money.
Wide implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) technologies both domestically and abroad are expected to improve sector productivity and lower costs due to improved information flow and greater collaboration.
Construction robots are also set to be more commonplace in the industry over the next few years as a result of growing urbanisation, but still many construction firms remain reluctant to deploy them. The MTC is working in this area as construction robots improve productivity, quality of end products, reduce manual operations - leading to less errors, shortened construction time, reduced costs and increase safety in hazardous working environments.
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