The Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) has welcomed the publication of the ‘Roadmap to Recovery’ strategy by the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) which sets out a two-year plan to drive the recovery of the construction and built environment sectors, and through them the wider UK economy, post-pandemic.
The plan’s key objectives are focused on:
- Modernisation through digital and manufacturing technologies; and delivering better, safer buildings
- Meeting societal needs, through better residential accommodation and safer buildings
- Through vocational education and apprenticeships, improving occupational health and safety for the workforce
- Decarbonisation through reducing carbon emissions and improving the sustainability and resource efficiency.
- Transforming the business model of the sector to create a more collaborative, fairer, and resilient industry.
Commenting on the plan, Nick Boulton, chief executive of the Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) said:
“As part of the essential supply chain for housebuilders, housing associations, general builders and other parts of the construction industry, TRA members are fully supportive of the recovery plan published by the CLC this week.
“Technology, quality, safety and sustainability are key principles in the trussed rafter sector and so TRA members are well placed within the housebuilding and domestic RMI sectors to help deliver the plan’s objectives.
“The TRA and its members welcome the demand-side measures proposed for the ‘reset’ phase in the housing sector. This includes the extension of the Help to Buy scheme and delivering commitments under the housing guarantees programme to support social housing, build-to-rent and SME housing delivery.
“The TRA has long advocated a more collaborative approach through technology in the housing sector. A more collaborative, fairer and resilient industry is within our gift if we all choose to work in this way.
“As a sector we also place a high priority on professionalism and strongly support all the measures proposed for the ‘reinvent’ phase related to training and apprenticeships, including the development of an overarching competency framework for industry.
“The TRA will seek to contribute to the future development of the plan via the forthcoming sector groups, such as through the Construction Products Association and Home Builders Federation.”