Newforma UK partnered with Construction Manager on a research project, which asked what role digital technology and improved information management can play in boosting industry efficiency.
Improved information management is regarded as central to delivering the government's digital build Britain goals -- yet construction is currently showing limited ambition in using data and digital technology to improve its efficiency. It's apparent that data management innovations such as collaborative platforms and file sharing are not widely used to support project development and collaboration. This is a good indicator that information is not accessible by those who need it and that information is not distributed enough to support collaborative working.
To become competitive on a global scale, the UK construction industry must find a way to manage the basics with greater consistency.