Innovation in Buildings Work Stream

What do we do?

The Innovation in Buildings work stream is focussed on embedding innovative construction techniques to improve productivity and capacity in the construction industry, and the quality and whole-life performance of buildings.

Why is this important?

Innovation and smart construction has the potential to transform productivity of the construction sector, improve capacity and improve the quality and performance of the buildings we produce.  This would benefit the construction industry, building clients and users – home-owners, tenants, pupils, patients.  It will stimulate growth of the UK economy and improve social challenges such as the UK housing shortage.

Innovation and smart construction will help the construction industry be more productive by making better use of materials and labour to deliver at speed.  It will increase capacity allowing more buildings to be built.  It will improve the quality and performance of buildings in important areas such as energy efficiency and building comfort.

How will we achieve this?

The work stream is chaired by Mike Chaldecott (Saint-Gobain) and brings together industry, academic and government representatives to deliver a collaborative plan of action to deliver real increase in smart construction. Initially the focus is on the housing sector.  Following a roadmapping event working groups have been established to implement the action plan.

Key areas of focus are:

  • Supporting and creating centres of excellence and collaboration
  • Supporting and promoting demonstrator projects
  • Increasing demand for smart construction
  • Improving the availability/affordability of finance for homes built using smart construction
  • Defining targets and measures.

Latest content

2019 Smart Construction Dashboard Published

New CLC Smart Construction Dashboard Published

'Centres of Excellence' list published

CLC Innovation in Building group publishes ‘Centres of Excellence’ list to help the housing sector adopt smart construction

Smart Construction Case Studies Published

Innovation in Buildings work stream publishes the Smart Construction Guide and smart construction case studies

Demand creation, investment and volume surety

New CLC report sets out path to unlock the UK housing supply and demand conundrum

Workshop Report

Roadmap for modern methods of construction


Barriers to the take-up and commercialisation of smart construction


17 August 2020

Schools Initial Scoping Workshop Report Published

Innovation In Buildings Workstream publishes the results Schools Working Group Initial Scoping Workshop
10 August 2020

New CLC Smart Construction Dashboard Published

Simon Cross launches the new CLC Smart Construction Dashboard which demonstrates housing sector performance using a set of agreed KPI’s and Benchmarks
3 February 2020

Living with beauty: report of the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission

Independent report on how to promote and increase the use of high-quality design for new build homes and neighbourhoods
27 August 2019

Raising The Bar – Improving Competence Building a Safer Future

Industry Response Group responds to the recommendations in the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety published
8 May 2019

Construction Minister visits modular housing factory

Swan Housing Association welcomes the newly appointed Minister for Construction