As the property industry continues its return to work, the focus is firmly on the future. For many – perhaps most – the old way of working has been swept away. In a sector where change happens gradually, this has been a steep learning curve.

Digital construction technology has been propelled into the spotlight as never before, prompting a rapid reassessment of current strategies. But alongside this, it has paved the way for a more flexible and innovative industry, whilst bringing together those businesses just beginning to implement digitisation into their working practices.

Recognising this, the CLC ( have developed a two-year plan – “Roadmap to Recovery” – to foster collaboration and deliver greater value across the board.

CLC’s three phases are:

• Restart: focussed on minimising the disruption and increasing output.


• Reset: with the emphasis on increasing productivity.


• Reinvent: aimed at transforming the industry and equipping employees with new digitally focussed skills.


Although this move to a more digital way of working was certainly gathering momentum, the past three months have accelerated the pace of change for everyone involved in the built environment. Looking to the future, we now have an opportunity to advance even further, developing the existing systems into the seamless, integrated, and accessible technology we know it can be.