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CLC creates Digital Network to drive transformation

17 December 2020

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has established a new Digital Network as a key part of the CLC Task Force Group.

The Digital Network is tasked with facilitating and accelerating digital transformation in the UK’s built environment, with the aim of improving industry performance and export potential.

The network is headed by:

  • Dr Anne Kemp OBE, chair of the UK BIM Alliance; 
  • Kevin Reeves, director for IoT and digital twin; and 
  • Mark Enzer OBE, Mott MacDonald CTO and chair of the Centre for Digital Built Britain’s Digital (CDBB) Framework Task Group.

Working with digital leads from each workstream in the CLC Task Force Group, the Digital Network will connect and coordinate the digital activities and initiatives across the CLC, enabling each workstream to drive the digital transformation that works best for their part of the industry.

The Digital Network will work closely with other leading industry groups such as the UK BIM Alliance, CSIC and CDBB.

Enzer said: “It is clear that through the challenges of this year the CLC has done an amazing job of bringing the industry together. And it’s in this context that the Digital Network has the opportunity to accelerate the digital transformation that our industry really needs”.

Dr Kemp noted: “As the chair of the UK BIM Alliance, a key driver is assisting appropriate and practical implementation of the UK BIM Framework across industry as the launchpad for further digital transformation. Enabling change is a balance between addressing the needs of the here and now – and anticipating the demands and challenges of the future. Having a network across CLC that allows us to explore what is needed and share how we address those needs is a huge step forward in driving that change.”

In his first key industry leadership appointment, Reeves commented: “It is an honour and a privilege to work alongside Anne, Mark and the CLC team to help shape the future direction of digital transformation in the reinvent phase of the recovery plan.”

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