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Niall Trafford, CEO of BRE has applauded the UK Government’s commitment to developing the innovative technologies which will transform building design practices, increase productivity and secure the greatly needed skilled workers of the future, for the construction and infrastructure sectors.
The new joint-government industry deal will see a £170 million investment in the Transforming Construction programme from The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and a matched £250 million investment from industry. The sum will support developments in areas including affordable homes, building material technology, digital design and energy efficiency initiatives.
Responding to the news of the announcement, Niall Trafford said:
“BRE is wholly in favour of the Construction Sector Deal and the increased investment from the UK government and industry. The need for innovation and technological advances in the built environment has never been greater and we are ready to support the transformation.
“Our mission is to build a better world and the future of these sectors depends on the adoption of manufacturing-led design, construction process engineering and digital information platforms. The objectives need to go beyond faster and cheaper construction to delivering greater value across the whole lifecycle together with better health, social and environmental outcomes.”