The Construction Innovation Hub has today published the beta Product Platform Rulebook for consultation. Developed with the Hub’s industry partners, the Rulebook addresses the Government’s ambitions – set out in the Construction Playbook and TIP Roadmap – to accelerate the development and adoption of solutions to deliver our future schools, hospitals and homes – boosting productivity, innovation and quality.
The Rulebook is an open-access guide to support industry – clients, consultants, contractors, manufacturers and product suppliers – in building capability and capacity to develop and deploy product platforms to meet demand.
Publication follows extensive stakeholder consultation and industry involvement in developing the Rulebook, which not only defines a set of seven guiding Rules but also introduces a ‘Product Platform Development Framework’ – detailed steps to guide anyone seeking to develop and deploy product platforms.
The needs of government, clients and industry have been at the heart of development, meaning this will be a tool that both demand and supply side can use to help the delivery of the future pipeline of projects and programmes. It will encourage clients to harmonise requirements and specify a platform approach with confidence – secure in the knowledge that this will improve safety, performance, and quality criteria.
Lee Rowley MP, Minister for Business and Industry said:
Commenting on the publication Hub Director Keith Waller said:
Construction Leadership Council co-chair Andy Mitchell said:
Ron Lang, Technical Director - DfMA, Atkins said:
Jamie Hillier, Partner, Akerlof said:
Ben Carlisle, global practice leader for DfMA, Mott MacDonald said:
The Rulebook is rich with tangible case studies, involving proof of concepts and flagship projects and solutions and including SEISMIC, Bryden Wood’s Platform II, the Department for Education’s Gen Zero, NG Bailey’s M&E kit of parts and Mace’s High-Rise Solutions (HRS). As the Rulebook will be a live document further case studies will be developed through deployment, resulting in continuous improvement and future iterations that will provide further opportunities for the market to respond.
It stands ready to be the blueprint for developing and implementing product platforms today and long into the future. Demonstrating the power of effective collaboration and the commitment of the organisations involved to work together – tackling common industry challenges for the benefit of all.
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