The rulebook aims to support the whole sector, including clients, consultants and contractors, to manufacturers and product suppliers.
Platforms encourage standardisation of kit for projects, making design and construction more efficient. The approach is recommended in the Government’s policy paper Transforming Infrastructure Performance: Roadmap to 2030 (TIP).
Nick Smallwood, the Infrastructure and Projects Authority’s chief executive, said in the rulebook foreword: “The Platform programme has focused on adapting and developing manufacturing approaches that will improve productivity whilst shifting focus to quality, performance and the whole-life value of assets.
“Platform approaches represent a fundamental change, requiring different behaviours from both the client and the supply chain, and enabling outcomes not just at the level of individual projects or programmes, but at a societal level, for example by creating more inclusive employment.”
The rulebook will also help the sector put in place policies outlined in the Construction Playbook.