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MTC develops future of digital construction

News   •   Nov 06, 2017 08:58 GMT

Digital Built Britain has commissioned The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) to develop the competencies of five key roles within the modern construction industry.

As digital construction is being rapidly adopted across the sector, with the benefits being numerous and the Government BIM mandate developing, it is crucial that the construction sector puts in place competencies and standards.

Off-site manufacturing is well documented as an enabler to meet the targets set out in Construction 2025. For the construction industry to adopt digital technology and modular / off-site manufacture and realise the efficiencies that this process can offer, the right training provision needs to be available. This echoes the findings of the CITB report Faster, Smarter, More Efficient: Building Skills for Offsite Construction.

The training which needs to be available is:

  • The provision of new competencies for existing people in evolving roles
  • The provision of new competencies for people in new emerging roles
  • The integration of new digital technologies across all roles

The MTC aims to set out the frameworks for five key roles by March 2018, with a view to develop Trailblazer Standards as necessary and offer apprenticeships where appropriate. These roles are:

  • Digital Architect
  • Digital Design Technician (Level 6)
  • Digital Construction / BIM Technician (Level 4)
  • Digital Automation Technician (Level 3)
  • Multi-skilled Digital Assembly Technician (Level 3).

The MTC is an independent organisation with the objectives of bridging the gap between academia and industry via research and development, training, advanced manufacture and factory design.

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