There are many reasons to innovate. For the construction sector it provides a route to achieve the industry’s strategic targets of improving productivity, lowering emissions and increasing international competitiveness. New technologies, business models, cross-sector learning and new knowledge from academic research all create opportunities to innovate.
But these opportunities are being faced by organisations and individuals at a time where they are being required to do more with less. An organisation’s approach to identifying, assessing, trialling and implementing potential innovations is often as important as the opportunities themselves.
Formed in 2019, this community of practice of infrastructure clients and Tier 1 suppliers has been sharing knowledge, experiences and approaches through baselining surveys, discussion workshops and information papers.
The 2021 programme is currently under development and will include discussion of topics such as processes for improving standards, procurement and sharing knowledge in relation to identifying and replicating best practice.
This project is seeking industry support and funding.
For more information and to get involved please contact Owen Jenkins