Construction 2025 Explained | The B1M

the British governments have an

industrial strategy that's all about

supporting industry to create jobs and

economic growth as part of that they're

creating partnerships with the key

sectors that have the most influence now

construction is very much one of those

sectors and construction 2025 is the

strategy between industry and government

to improve construction by 2025 now

rather like the BIM protocol and some of

the PA's guidance that we've covered on

the b1m in the past this document is

well pretty dull it was actually

published back in July 2013 and made

freely available as a PDF a lot of

people saw it but they tended to be very

strategic thought leaders very senior

managers or people in the academic world

the vast majority in the middle of our

industry don't really know it exists

we're hoping to change that with this

video because if we all know where we're

going and we all believe what we need to

do to get there it would be much much

easier in the UK construction employs

nearly 10 percent of the population a

whopping three million people and it

contributes 90 billion pounds to the

economy making up about 7 percent of its

total construction creates builds

manufactures and maintains the places

where nearly every business that

contributes the national economy

functions it provides our infrastructure

our schools hospitals and homes

construction is extremely influential

and what happens in it matters to

everyone it's set to grow by up to 70

percent between 2013 and 2025 the total

global construction output is set to

rise to 12 trillion US dollars by there

which is about 1 million pounds in


well to be honest we haven't got time to

properly explain in a short YouTube

video it's not working as well as it

could be at the moment we are driven by

outputs how quickly and cheaply we can

deliver a building rather than the

ultimate outcome is going to have on

that business in our society we work in

silos and don't talk to each other

people are out for their own commercial

gain the margins are suicidal so

everyone's looking to pricing risk or

for contractual slip-ups that mean they

can penalize someone else adversity is

rife and the forms of contract we use

only encourage it there's a low level of

innovation there's not much knowledge

sharing there's massive gender imbalance

and many young people don't see it as an

appealing place to work people have been

trying to change construction for

decades and all the institutions all the

reports all the working groups all the

charters all the award dinners all the

initiatives all that experience all that

knowledge out there has led us to the

day that you're currently experiencing

at the moment

I'm passionate about changing it because

in amongst all that stuff I've just

described I can see the goodness

I see incredible people I see the

phenomenal feats of Engineering we pull

off I see innovation

I see rising stars and most of all I see

the potential of what we can be so how

do we get there

well there's a few different bits to

this for starters construction 2025 sets

how the vision and aspirations for the

industry across five different areas the

first is people for construction to

become an industry that is known for its

talented and diverse workforce second is

smart to have an industry that is

efficient and technologically advanced

then they're sustainable to be an

industry that leads the world in

low-carbon and green construction

exports growth per construction to drive

growth across the entire economy and

finally leadership an industry with

clear leadership from a construction

Leadership Council formed of government

and industry representatives it also

sets some targets like a 33% reduction

in the initial cost of construction and

over the lifetime of built assets a 50%

reduction in time for design and

construction a 50% reduction in

greenhouse gas emissions and a 50%

reduction in the gap between the amount

of construction projects that we import

to the UK versus what we export

construction in 2025 sets out a number

of strategies for achieving the vision

it talks about adopting BIM and in

sports in britain's expertise in this


investing in low-carbon technologies

driving up safety standards on smaller

projects focusing on occupational health

creating apprenticeships clarifying the

employment routes into the industry

changing procurement reefs and promoting

innovation amongst a number of other

areas the strategy say is that by 2025

construction will no longer be

characterized by late delivery cost

overruns commercial friction late

payments accidents unfavorable

workplaces a workforce unrepresentative

of society or as an industry slow to

embrace change by 2025 Construction will

be radically transformed

now when I first heard those targets I

was putting the same face that you're

probably pulling right about now when

you're working in the existing

construction industry and you hear stuff

like that trying to work out how we're

going to get there can just feel like

it's impossible and all those strategies

are listed off just feel like things

you've probably heard a thousand times

before and that really highlights how

far behind we are how bad things have

got and how significant the change

required actually is the fact is this is

going to come down to people people like

you and me the 50% reduction in time is

expected to come from changes to the

planning and sign-off bureaucracy to

make things slicker the 33% reduction in

costs will be coming from changes to the

toilet delivery process

to cut out wasted time and resources

change is the key word here if you feel

like you can't take part in this because

the contract you're currently working

under doesn't enable you to change it if

you feel like the way you work has

always inherently been a bit wasteful

change it if you're fed up with

adversity change it if you're sick of

the image that this industry has let's

change it don't sit there and think this

is a PDF full of dreaming ideas other

people are going to deal with for us we

all need to play our parts let's not be

another generation that oversaw a period

of status quo in construction let's be

the generation the history remembers as

the moment when everything changed