This community has been estbalished to support the transition of the construction sector to a modern, digitally enabled industry.  

In February 2014, Innovate UK launched its competition "Digitising the construction sector" which awarded up to £6M in funding to consortia to develop solutions to transform the sector to a more industrialised approach using digitally enabled processes to:

improve levels of collaboration and innovation within the sector leading to higher levels of performance.

This sought to stimulate the industry to:

devise novel processes, products or services that improve the efficiency of the delivery of construction projects

AND to specifically:

develop solutions which work with the BIM framework at Level 2 in readiness for the Governments mandate of it's use for centrally procured works in 2016.

10 projects comprising 38 companies were awarded funding of £5.6M and commenced in April 2015.  They are expected to complete by the end of 2017.

The project subject matters and project leads are:

SaaS tool for Tier 2 - 4Projects

BIM enabled tendering  - Balfour Beatty

Tag & track system - Skanska

Subsurface BIM data - Keynetix

Product ID system - RIBA Enterprises

BIM 4 Bridges - Laing O'Rourke

BIM 4 Custom Build - Stickyworld

BIM automated machines - HORIBA MIRA

Mobile BIM - Balfour Beatty

BIM FM - Welplan

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