The government has announced a mandate for a platforms approach to construction in the IPA's Transforming Infrastructure Performance: Roadmap to 2030, published today.

The IPA says: the Roadmap to 2030 describes 'a vision for the future in which we collectively prioritise the societal outcomes we need, and use modern digital approaches and technologies, alongside improved delivery models to achieve them.'

'At the heart of the TIP Programme lies the need for a step change in productivity and efficiency in the ways we plan, design, manufacture, construct and operate infrastructure.'

Central to this plan is the adoption of a platforms approach to design and construction - or P-DfMA. 

'In the next two years the government will set out a requirement for platform approaches to be adopted for social infrastructure.'

Jaimie Johnston MBE, board director at Bryden Wood, says: “The Roadmap to 2030 signals an imminent government mandate for a platforms approach to design and construction. It’s another hugely positive step towards transforming construction; to reduce carbon, increase efficiency, drive sustainability, improve quality and lower costs. This report is a clear and urgent call for the whole sector to modernise - and build a better future, for the benefit of all.”

The full Roadmap to 2030 is here.

You can read more about platforms here.

To listen to Jaimie Johnston talking about the future of Platform Construction and DfMA in more detail, listen to Episode 2 of our Built Environment Matters podcast here.

Or, you can download and read our e-book on Platforms here