Offsite and automated construction needed for £600bn infrastructure boost

Offsite and automated construction needed for £600bn infrastructure boost

Construction on East West Corridor

November 2018

Construction firms must adopt advanced techniques such as offsite construction and increased automation during a major 10-year infrastructure investment, the government has said.

Ministers will encourage increased take-up of the technologies for school, road and hospital building during the £600bn National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline up to 2028. The techniques are needed to help tackle persistent low productivity compared to sectors such as manufacturing, said a government announcement.

The pipeline includes schemes announced by Chancellor Philip Hammond in his recent budget, such as the £28bn national roads fund, the East-West Rail project between Oxford and East Anglia, work to make the M6 a ‘smart motorway’ and Hornsea Project One, the largest offshore windfarm in the world.

The government will recommend modern construction approaches such as manufacturing components in factories using digitally enhanced techniques before sending them for assembly on sites. Applying modern manufacturing approaches to building projects can boost productivity and reduce waste by as much as 90%. A school that typically takes a year to build could be completed in just over four months, said the government announcement.

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