The CLC’s mission is to provide sector leadership to the construction industry.
Our main objective is to develop solutions that meet the 2025 challenges. We work with government and industry organisations to promote industry initiatives that will deliver:
33% reduction in cost
50% reduction in programme
50% reduction in carbon emissions
50% reduction in trade gap
The CLC also convenes the industry response to urgent issues such as the Covid-19 pandemic. We have restructured ourselves to bring together the industry, pooling resources and working collaboratively to support industry change. We have also forged an effective working relationship with government, highlighted by their engagement in developing the Industry Recovery Plan.
Our sector is massive, and we are set to play a vital role in the economic rebalancing of the UK. Our output comprises 8% of GDP, and we employ over 10% of the UK workforce. In addition, over 90% of the industry is comprised of SMEs. The homes, schools, hospitals, and railways that we are set to deliver will underpin the UK’s future low-carbon growth ambitions.
At its best the UK construction sector is world class. We have a global reputation for our architectural and engineering skills and for our ability to deliver low carbon and sustainable solutions for the built environment. However, across the sector, we face major challenges associated with the updating of our business models and skills, so that events like the Grenfell Tragedy do not occur again.
Our mission is to work with our industry colleagues to address fundamental business challenges associated with our cyclical workload and our ability to invest in the supply chain and our people. We aim to find opportunities to invest in skills, innovation, and technology in order to deliver greater productivity, drive greater efficiencies and deliver better value outcomes for our clients. Above all, CLC will work in collaboration with the Green Construction Board to ensure that all of our work is consistent with the UK meeting our Net Zero Carbon commitments.
The CLC continues to focus its innovation journey on three critical enablers:
- DIGITAL – delivering better, more certain outcomes by using BIM enabled ways of working
- MANUFACTURING – increasing the proportion of off-site manufacture to improve productivity, quality and safety
- WHOLE-LIFE PERFORMANCE – getting more out of new and existing assets through the use of smart technologies.
Our work in this space is supported by the Construction Sector Deal. We are working closely with our partners on the Transforming Construction Challenge to drive the widest adoption of innovation.
The restructured CLC has twelve workstreams that work collaboratively to address the biggest issues facing the industry including skills, building safety and business models across all sectors of the industry. We are bringing together the best in the industry to deliver the change that we desire for ourselves and our clients.