Construction Innovation Hub Value Toolkit
Many projects fail to realise their intended value. Even for projects that are delivered on time and on budget the anticipated benefits for users, the environment and wider society do not materialise. Why is this?
The construction sector has historically viewed value through the prism of cheapness, with lowest cost and risk often outranking value and outcomes for operators, users and the environment. We need a different approach. One that reflects our shared ambition for a better built environment. An approach that allows our industry to innovate world-leading practices that deliver value in design, delivery and operation. This is why UKGBC is working with the Construction Innovation Hub, together with its network of partners, to create the Value Toolkit – a new process with supporting tools to drive better decision making, support the path to Net Zero, boost productivity and resilience, and deliver higher quality buildings.
As the Natural Capital lead, UKGBC are working with the below industry Steering Group to support a permanent shift towards value-based decision-making. The overarching aim of this collaboration is to contribute to the development of a robust, consensus-based methodology for the definition, evaluation and measurement of value across the entire investment lifecycle of new built assets.
Alex Tait, RIBA
Jenny Ross, BuroHappold Engineering
Carol Williams, Bat Conservation Trust
Jo Holden, Peel Land & Property
Cathy Myatt, Wilmott Dixon
Joe Franklin, AECOM
Chris Langdon, ENGIE
Kevin Reeves, Costain
Emily Hamilton, National Park City
Maria Smith, BuroHappold Engineering
Flavie Lowres, BRE
Matt Ellis, Environment Agency
Jane Wakiwaka, The Crown Estate
Rachel Morrison, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Jenny Merriman, WSP
Simon Sturgis, Targeting Zero
If you would like to join the UKGBC Nature and Biodiversity Interest Group and receive regular updates about our work on the topic then please email Robert Winch.