BECi at the University of Westminster to partner with the MoJ and Supply Chain Management Group (SCMG)* on the Governments Construction Strategy Trial Projects.
Mid 2012 the Cabinet Office announced a number of trial projects to provide ‘proof of concept’ for the various themes in the Government Construction Strategy (GCS) that looks at reducing the cost of Government construction projects by 15-20%. This link on Storify provides summaries of the key addresses of the Construction Winter Event organised by the Cabinet Office. Held at the RICS in January 2013, it enabled representatives from Government and Industry to discuss and review the progress to date of the Trial Projects.
BECi, in the School of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Westminster, will be the Academic Partner on two of the Governments trial projects. Rob Garvey will lead on the Two Stage Open Book with the SCMG and Martin Ball will lead on the same procurement method at the MoJ Cookham Wood, which is also the lead BIM trial project.
Further information will be posted in due course, however you can follow progress of the trial projects on Twitter using #TrialProjects.
*SCMG = Hackney Homes, Homes for Haringey and Newham Homes