The Future of Construction Product Manufacturing

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The Future for Construction Product Manufacturing - Executive Summary

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Many industries have long understood the benefits of a fully engaged digital approach to everyday business.  The advantages have been clearly established in immensely greater productivity, efficiency, accuracy and delivered customer satisfaction.

The construction industry in contrast has been stubbornly resistant to structural change despite many efforts to embed approaches which other industries have considered the norm for many years.

This has now started to change. The momentum created by government showing initiative and thought leadership has created a fundamental move to embrace digitalisation.

CPA members are universally supportive and keen to see the whole industry communicating and undertaking business using digital methodologies.  Our work developing a common approach to product data and digital identification takes our approach from the theoretical to robustly practical. We seek to develop and engage with further programmes which will strengthen and align manufacturing’s contribution to the digitalisation of construction.

This report seeks to identify the progress made in the construction manufacturing sector in support of Building Information Modelling and digitalisation.  Many see the development and deployment of other technologies supporting the success to date as pushing us towards the 4th Industrial Revolution. We hope this report provides clear evidence that manufacturing is doing more than its bit, generating and championing the use of those digital methodologies and helping to put the UK in the lead on the world stage.

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