CLC ready to update Product Platform Rulebook

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The Product Platform Rulebook will be updated this year, managed by its new overseer, the Construction Leadership Council (CLC).

First developed by the Construction Innovation Hub as part of the government’s Transforming Construction programme, the Product Platform Rulebook is a key enabler for the Infrastructure and Projects Authority’s (IPA) Transforming Infrastructure Performance agenda.

With the Hub’s funded period at an end, the CLC has taken over the reins of the rulebook via its industrialised construction workstream. The rulebook will be revised and rereleased in the form of a new platform playbook, setting out a clear path to the adoption of platform approaches for social infrastructure delivery. It is expected to be published for comment in November.

Leading the revision work is Ron Lang, former chief technical officer of the Hub and now regional director at AtkinsRéalis. He said: “The Product Platform Rulebook and the concepts it contains present a logical path to a more industrialised, more productive construction sector. But this work is far from complete, and we continue to learn through our collective experiences of applying these concepts in practice.

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead the next step in its development through the CLC and thank my industry peers for continuing to commit their time and expertise for the collective benefit of our sector.”

Platform adoption

Keith Waller, the Hub’s programme director, said the CLC will be able to spread the platform message. “Yet another of the Hub’s output has found a new home to drive forward its legacy,” he said. “Given that our analysis identified that the adoption of platform approaches in construction could unlock long-term productivity gains of up to £7.8bn per annum, I am delighted the CLC will now be using its convening power to ensure these benefits can be achieved.”

For more information, contact Ron Lang

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