The future of the NCCTP, the UK construction collaboration technology providers association (now part of Constructing Excellence), is to be debated at a facilitated meeting of its steering group in London this week.
The group was founded in late 2003 and set out to create some data exchange standards between the different vendors’ systems and to establish a representative group that could address generic market and technology issues. Since then, it has developed a basic data exchange standard, and has delivered a national conference, an independent market research study and – most recently – a Building magazine supplement. Over four years later, however, I think the drivers behind the original objectives have changed and on Wednesday (14 May) representatives of each provider – I will be there for BIW – will be debating what the role of the NCCTP should be (if, indeed, it has any role). It promises to be an interesting discussion.