Consortium garners fund to make the AEC sector more productive

The consortium of partners has successfully won £1.6m of funding from Innovate UK. The total project cost is £3.6m. The fund serves as a part of the larger initiative by the UK government with a £4.7bn increase in research and development over the next 4 years.

Consortium garners fund to make the AEC sector more productive
Consortium garners fund to make the AEC sector more productive

Consortium garners fund to make the AEC sector more productive

As part of the Transforming UK Construction: demonstrator projects funding competition, the project partners led by Mace, have joined forces to improve productivity, quality, and performance of the UK construction sector.

The consortium of partners has successfully won £1.6m of funding from Innovate UK. The total project cost is £3.6m. The fund serves as a part of the larger initiative by the UK government with a £4.7bn increase in research and development over the next 4 years.

The intention behind the solution should be to help UK government be more proactive and efficient rather than being reactive. The teams should do it with a scalable and repeatable ‘plug-and-play’ construction management and reporting platform known as the AEC Production Control Room.

Enhanced Construction Performance

Dr Jozef Dobos, founder and CEO of 3D Repo, mentioned that Construction projects are infamous for delays, omissions, overruns and often spiralling costs.

He also added that the AEC Production Control Rooms will allow clients, planners, site managers, and engineers to be able to track real-time project performance and take action based on insights. These stakeholders will, for the first time, be able to objectively compare what was planned versus what has been delivered.

Comparable project metrics such as EIR and RFI coordination, health and safety data, evidence-based task management, business intelligence, and 4D planning will be presented by touch-enabled projectors and multiple immersive displays at a physical location within the site office.

Key stakeholders will be presented with critical project data so that they can make better-informed decisions within the construction process early on. Matt Gough, director of innovation at Mace,stated that the AEC Production Control Room aims to improve the performance of construction through increased transparency and project benchmarking.

He added that they’ve taken a digital approach to design, construction, and management to create a solution that is both repeatable and scalable and will deliver a single focal point for any project, with data accessible anytime over the internet.

The AEC Production Control Room will deliver a standardised approach to business intelligence and project metrics visualisation.