Following our news regarding the development of the product data PAS, we are delighted to confirm CPA and BRE met this week to progress the LEXiCON rollout programme. This follows the government’s announcement last week of £72 million funding for the Core Innovation Hub, a portion of which will directly support the development of LEXiCON. The Hub will be delivered by a partnership between BRE, the Manufacturing Technology Centre and the University of Cambridge Centre for Digital Built Britain, as part of the Sector Deal for Construction.
The programme is in the early stages of planning but is intended to pick up on work done to date and quickly start to engage with relevant authorities and other industry stakeholders. We hope to be inviting early adopters to meetings early in the new year to start developing structured input and considering process and practices that will suit each authority.
Whilst waiting for many months for confirmation of this latest funding, we have continued to work with our members and partners to prepare for the next stage of LEXiCON’s development. Despite rumours, we will be developing LEXiCON as an open system, free-to-use process enabling a universal product data standard. We will be confirming Relevant Authorities who will be set up across the sector to join the early adopter meetings. CPA would like to thank all those who have continued to support us despite the long wait to get to this point.
We look forward to delivering this much need part in the digitalisation journey for the benefit of the construction product sector but also the wider industry. More details will be available shortly