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Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction

Transforming infrastructure through smarter information

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) is working with King’s College London’s Centre of Construction Law to develop model forms for long-term strategic relationships that facilitate strategic procurement of new build housing.


The focus is on off-site and modular solutions that enable smart construction and help to deliver improved value for clients and supply chain members.

This initiative follows the Construction Leadership Council’s Innovation in Buildings workstream’s report Demand creation, investment and volume surety, published in November 2017, which sets out key actions designed to unlock the supply and demand conundrum affecting the provision of additional housing adopting smart construction.

Produced in collaboration with government, the report presents a proposition for housing clients to increase demand for smart construction and provide volume surety to enable greater investment in industrialisation.

The proposed strategy seeks to focus on where additional capacity is most needed and is underserved through existing supply chains and where government has most influence to affect the adoption of smarter methods. This includes the housing programmes of city and regional administrations, the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), and the Private Rental Sector (PRS). Read the full report here.

As part of the research to inform the drafting of the new model forms (which will be based on the published FAC-1 framework alliance contract (, a short questionnaire is available to complete before 31 January. The questions are:

• What is your organisation’s role in the delivery of housing?

• How would you benefit from strategic model forms?

• What in your view are three challenges that strategic model forms should address?

If you would like to contribute by completing and submitting the questionnaire see here.