UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) transforming construction challenge (TCC) has released the results of the in-depth impact evaluation report.
This assesses the achievements, contributions and impact of the TCC on the construction industry.
Among the headline results are significant improvements across areas including industry investment, performance and collaboration, as well as key benefits for buildings themselves and those using them.
The evaluation aims to present a considered view of the contribution that the TCC has made to the industry across a range of different themes and indicators. The evaluation is undertaken by Frontier Economics and BMG Research.
The evaluation uses a combination of:
This is to create an assessment of TCC’s impact and legacy for the construction sector and associated industries.
The impact evaluation found that the TCC played an important role in the development of greater and better quality collaboration across the industry. Including in previously ‘high risk’ areas that have had vital funding facilitated by the TCC.
It also found the TCC was instrumental in increasing research and development funding among engaged firms. The TCC’s target of applying techniques that improve productivity by 10% or more being applied on real world projects with a value of £10 billion.
In addition, in relation to the impact on built assets themselves, the evaluation identified a number of early signs. These metrics such as build time, construction costs and labour hours had all seen positive movements as a result of the TCC’s influence.
It also found that the adoption of TCC concepts was likely to continue to bring about environmental performance benefits to a number of areas, including:
Lee Rowley, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Construction, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy commented:
Indro Mukerjee, Chief Executive of Innovate UK said:
Sam Stacey, Challenge Director of UKRI’s transforming construction challenge, added:
The impact evaluation was launched at an event at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), featuring the construction minister Lee Rowley MP, Innovate UK’s CEO, Indro Mukerjee and Hub Programme Director Keith Waller.
The event was attended by key stakeholders across government, business and academia, looking at the impact and achievements of the TCC in more detail. You can watch the live stream of the event below.
View the story of the TCC’s four-year programme and a full version of the impact evaluation report, along with the new brochure outlining the achievements of the challenge.
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