Posts from July 2013

BIS announces plans to boost R&D in the construction industry

4 July 2013

The UK Government has announced plans to tackle the lack of a coordinated approach to innovation and the limited uptake of research across the UK construction industry.

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) launched an industrial strategy for construction on 2nd July. Titled ‘Construction 2025’, the strategy focuses on key growth markets in three areas: smart technologies, green construction, and overseas trade.

The strategy raises concerns that many construction firms report doing no innovation at all, in part because companies are not confident that innovation will be commercially rewarding. read more