The Platform Programme
Defining the rules on how to take a platform approach to deliver social infrastructure.
Over forty companies have put aside any competitive differences to collaborate and create a standardised way to deliver buildings using a platform approach - essentially how to use manufacturing processes to design and assemble components and kit-of-parts buildings in reconfigurable yet standardised ways. This new Product Platform Rulebook will derisk and demystify standardisation, and show how it still leaves room for bespoke designs while improving productivity, precision and building performance. At the same time, physical and virtual demonstrators are being prototyped to show the processes in action. The Platform Programme will not only enable the industry to coordinate its efforts to adopt manufacturing processes, but it will make it easier for clients to procure with confidence and contractors of all sizes to play a part in delivering projects through a platform approach.
Innovation type: Kit of parts, Manufacturing, Process, Procurement
Organisation type: ACE (Architect / Consultant Engineer), Construction tier 1 contractors, Government client, Housebuilder, Innovative SME, Private sector client