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IC3 Themes

Contact UsThe centre’s activities revolve around three critical current and future themes for the sector.

The industry is on the precipice of transformative change. New legislation following the Grenfell fire and Hackitt Review will mandate clients and owners keep up-to-date digital records of their built assets. This will create a solid client pull for the use of digital technologies that has been missing to date, but it is also an opportunity to create and implement a suite of tools that drive efficiencies across the supply chain, and solve the big issues facing the sector, including productivity, sustainability, fairness and safety.

The three themes are:

1. Procuring for Value 

All too often procurement decision are based on lowest capital costs, with less emphasis on other critical value items like whole-life value, sustainability and social value. This core strand of activity focuses on developing and promoting the use of toolkits and benchmarking systems that help clients and project teams to procure and deliver better and ensure better management of all assets for the long-term.

2. Assurance and Traceability

An immutable digital record of information is essential to ensure that all construction materials and systems are safe and compliant. IC3 will bring together industry partners across the building lifecycle to drive rapid development and adoption of new processes, technologies and information management systems needed to deliver this.

3. Performance

The built environment, as one of the biggest contributors to carbon emissions, is under major pressure to reduce its footprint and support the collective effort to reach NetZero by 2050. But, improving building performance needs a holistic approach encompassing a range of factors alongside energy consumption. This strand focuses on understanding performance across a range of environmental and human factors, feeding into benchmarking and predictive systems that can be used in the design, procurement and management phases of built assets. Construction, as one of the biggest contributors to carbon emissions, is under major pressure to reduce its footprint and support the collective effort to reach NetZero by 2050. But, building performance goes way beyond energy consumption. This strand focuses on understanding performance across a range of environmental and human factors, feeding into benchmarking and predictive systems that can be used in the design, procurement and management phases of built assets.

 


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