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Mace has won £1.6m in funding to develop the concept of project control rooms that harness live data feeds to improve the management and delivery of complex projects and programmes.
Mace, alongside partners UCL, Imperial College London, 3D
Repo, Mission Room and eviFile, has won the funding from Innovate UK for the demonstrator
project called the “AEC Production Control Room”.
The two-year project started in May 2020 and promises to blend
academic insight and private sector delivery experience. Mace will lead and
co-ordinate the project.
The demonstrator project is one of nine that have been
announced as the next tranche of innovation funding delivered through the government’s
Construction Sector Deal.
It aims to help UK construction clients and contractors to
be more efficient and proactive rather than reactive, with a scalable and
repeatable ‘plug-and-play’ construction management and reporting platform.
Backed by I3P, the project team are currently in discussions
with a number of the UK’s largest infrastructure clients to introduce the
concept onto their projects to enhance visibility and oversight. The new
concept fits closely with a full ‘Project 13’ approach to delivering projects
and programmes, enabling ‘integrators’ to act more effectively.
Mark Reynolds, Mace group chief executive, said: “The
Construction Sector Deal was designed to help the sector deliver transformative
innovation, improving productivity and helping us deliver projects more
effectively. This is a fantastic example of innovation funding doing exactly
“The project control room concept has the potential to
improve decision-making through real-time visibility of data while delivering
complex projects, something that could be transformative in the future. I look
forward to working with our fantastic partners over the next two years to bring
this concept to life.”