The solution, called the ‘AEC Production Control Room’, will be led by Mace alongside a number of partners, UCL, Imperial College London, 3D Repo, Mission Room and eviFile. The team will develop and deploy a project control room system, built on live data feeds, that will radically improve the management and delivery of complex projects and programmes. The project commenced in May 2020 with a duration of 24 months. The expert team was bought together to blend the best of academic insight and private sector delivery experience. It includes Mace, who will be leading and coordinating the project, academic input and support from researchers at UCL and Imperial College London, as well as private sector support from 3D Repo, Mission Room and eviFile. Innovate UK has announced that the team have won £1.6m of funding to develop the concept. The demonstrator project is one of nine that have been announced as the next tranche of innovation funding delivered through the Government’s Construction Sector Deal. The team will create a solution to help UK construction clients and contractors to be more efficient and proactive rather than reactive, with a scalable and repeatable ‘plug-and-play’ construction management and reporting platform known as the ‘AEC Production Control Room’.
- Project duration: July 2020 - July 2022
- Funder: InnovateUK
- Project members: MACE, Imperial College London, 3D Repo, Mission Room and eviFile and UCL, Prof Duncan Wilson, Dr Grant Mills and Dr Eleni Papadonikolaki
- More details: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/construction/news/2020/aug/control-room-concept-radically-improve-project-delivery