The event will be open for registration from 09.00.
Join CSIC and partners for this free event to hear from leaders of the various organisations and initiatives including Innovate UK; Network Plus; Core Innovation Hub; Active Building Centre to learn about their plans and to understand what support is available to help your organisation capitalise on these opportunities.
2018 saw a step change in the level of attention and funding mechanisms for supporting innovation and growth in the UK’s construction industry. With the publication of the Construction Sector Deal and the establishment of the Transforming Construction programme as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF), the foundations for a number of key developments to support the ongoing progression of Design, Manufacturing and Digital Adoption within the industry are now in place. Additionally, the first round of funding awards from a series of UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) competitions have been selected, including from Innovate UK’s Manufacturing Better Buildings competition.
2019 presents a major opportunity for businesses, universities and research organisations, and public sector clients of construction in Scotland to raise their level of involvement, collaborate and compete with UK peers to benefit from these initiatives and competitions.
Speakers will include:
Active Building Centre: A National Centre of Excellence in partnership with industry, academia and Government, proving scalable solutions to enable an industry to deploy Active Buildings en masse.
AIMCH: The £6.5m Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of Homes (AIMCH) project, funded by Innovate UK, could transform how homes are built through industrialisation. The project is being led by Stewart Milne Group, collaborating with Barratt Developments PLC, London & Quadrant Housing Trust Ltd, Tarmac Trading Ltd, Forster Roofing Services Ltd, the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), and the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC). It is expected that AIMCH will result in new digital design tools, manufacturing advancements, improved near-to-market offsite systems and lean site processes. The ultimate goal of the project is to build 5,000 new homes for the same or less cost than traditional craft methods, which are built 30% more quickly and have a 50% reduction in defects. The project will also impact on an additional 35,000 homes across the UK.
Bryden Wood: An integrated Design and Operations Consultancy for the built environment and the author of “Delivery Platforms for Government Assets: Creating a Marketplace for Manufactured Spaces”
Construction Innovation Hub: The aim of the Core Innovation Hub is to transform the way buildings and infrastructure are designed, manufactured, integrated and connected within the built environment to create high-performing buildings and infrastructure with strong levels of safety, quality and energy performance.
Innovate UK: The UK’s Innovation agency funds business and research collaborations to accelerate innovation and drive business investment into research and development.
Network Plus: This initiative seeks to unite academic researchers with industry and policy representatives through networking and skills-building events, creating a new community and body of knowledge to inform future construction policy and practice.
With more to be confirmed soon.