The year of digital transformation acceleration to support regulatory compliance and protect the bottom line.
London, UK—20th January 2022: With analysts predicting a sector slowdown in 2023, and construction output forecast to fall by 3.9 per cent, according to the latest figures from the Construction Product Association, Zutec predicts a continued step change in data digitisation. As firms, particularly within the residential sector, are reviewing how to navigate the year ahead, Zutec is hearing from customers that they are considering using this year to accelerate digital transformation and adopt more technology to protect their bottom line.
Maria Hudson, CMO at Zutec, said: “Technology is becoming the holy grail for construction, with many players realising the power of digitisation to harness better building information. This year we will witness a turning point where tech becomes mainstream rather than a nice-to-have, and where underlying investment in construction remains high. If managed in the right way and on the right platform, the right data not only drives efficiencies, while improving build quality, productivity, management and maintenance that all protects the bottom line, but supports compliance for UK regulations such as the Building Safety Act 2022 and the uplifted Part L of Building Regulation 40.
At the centre of this change, Zutec believes that regulatory compliance and the need for more efficiencies, particularly energy efficiencies, will be a leading driver for tech adoption in 2023.
With new and updated building regulations coming into force in the UK in 2022 and into this year, that will ensure safer, better-performing, and greener buildings, it’s a period of change and adaptability in the construction industry, particularly the residential sector.
Regulations such as the Building Safety Act 2022, the Fire Safety Regulation 2022, and the uplifted Part L of Building Regulation 40, which focus on fire safety and sustainability, have requirements for digitised data to reduce risk, provide audit trails of information, and document and share evidence of building work done to support compliance.
Zutec actively work with customers to provide digital solutions to support their route to compliance with these new building regulations, which is demonstrated in its on-demand webinar.
With some uncertainty ahead, having the ability to drive further efficiencies across construction projects is key. Through better information management and using technology to automate tasks, processes and workflows, tech users can have a better handle on data, meaning projects can be delivered on time and to budget, in a much more efficient and effective way.
Improving processes can significantly improve decision-making, risk prediction, collaboration, productivity and time-to-delivery, and means savings across the building lifecycle.
Digital data can lead to safer and better-performing materials and construction techniques, as well as less waste and lower lifecycle environmental impacts and costs when building.
With Zutec’s solutions for evidencing and documenting information on building work, the residential sector can ensure buildings aren’t just built in a more sustainable way, but they meet sustainability and carbon neutrality targets set out by governments for the future, including requirements of the uplifted Part L 2021 and more rigorous Future Homes and Future Building Standard coming into effect 2025.
To find out more about Zutec and its solutions or to book a demo, please visit www.zutec.com
As part of the BuildData Group AB (“BuildData”), Zutec is a provider of cloud-based construction management software with more than two decades of experience in transforming built environments across the globe. As a common data environment, the platform provides solutions for quality management, tender management, project management, documentation management, asset information, design collaboration, digital handover and field-based tools across the construction project lifecycle, primarily for residential market including housebuilders, developers, asset and property owners and contractors.
Customers include Taylor Wimpey, Multiplex, Wates, Sir Robert McAlpine and Aecom, and its tools have been used in the construction of iconic buildings such as The Shard (London), Wembley Stadium (London), Midfield Terminal Abu Dhabi International Airport (Abu Dhabi) and Parramatta Square Precinct (Sydney).