The built environment is critical to the wellbeing of society and underpins 43% of GDP. Yet it is one of the last remaining industries to truly modernise, adopt digital approaches and become more efficient.
Imagine a future where our children are learning in schools that are optimised to maximise their health and ability to concentrate. Where patients in our hospitals get to recover faster because their surroundings boost their mental health. Where hospital layouts are optimised to make routine work efficient so doctors and nurses have more time with patients. Where those buildings are net-zero carbon, have been built faster and are easier to upgrade.
Diverse thinking breeds diversity and innovation. Hannah Gibson from the Transforming Construction Challenge team explores what diversity means for the sector.