The UK Government has announced a pipeline of projects worth £600 billion for infrastructure investment over the next decade in a commitment to drive the modernisation of the construction sector and improve the delivery of economic and social infrastructure projects. It includes projects such as national roads improvement, East West Rail, upgrading to smart motorways, the Hornsea Project One (the largest offshore wind farm in the world), schools and hospitals. More projects are to be delivered using digital manufacturing techniques: “… This includes the manufacturing of components in factories using the latest digital technology before being sent for assembly on construction sites. The Government has committed to increasing use of these methods in public-funded projects and today asks for views on how to encourage greater use of these cutting-edge techniques.” Read more here and for further reading, by Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law.com, the proposals are discussed here.
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2 Apr 2020 02:00
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