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Government construction R&D funding shows potential for FM

08 August 2019

Two competitions to win funding of up to £36m have been announced by the government with the aim of transforming construction and, by association, FM.

With up to £10m funding available for the first competition, the second provides the potential for companies to win a share of £26m and it is the second which aligns closest with FM interests.

Entitled Transforming UK construction demonstrator projects, the second competition is for businesses running practical, demonstrator projects in modern methods of construction, digital and whole-life asset performance.

The funds are intended to be invested in 10 world-leading examples that show improvements in productivity, quality and performance.

They must show the effective application of processes that are deployed at scale and improve all aspects of a building's life cycle.

Projects must include validation of new business models and incorporate digital approaches to design, construction and management.

Further aspects should see the inclusion of advanced methods of construction, along with improved management of the building or facility throughout its useful life.

The first competition is entitled Transforming UK construction - collaborative R&D and is open to UK businesses involved in collaborative research and development projects.

These are expected to go beyond any similar existing examples and focus on at least one of five themes, listed as:
- digital information management, tools, systems and standards;
- modern methods of construction and platform-based approaches;
- whole-life asset performance, including active buildings;
- business models, procurement, analytics, benchmarking and metrics;
- financial, assurance, warranty and lending products.

The competitions will open for applications on 28 August and close at midday on 30 October.

Each competition has a separate web page for applications, the first can be accessed here, and the second here.

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