Defence chiefs target 20% savings on MoD construction jobs

Grant Prior 6 years ago
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The Defence Infrastructure Organisation has published new building standards which are “expected to save the taxpayer between 15 and 20% on Ministry of Defence construction programmes.”

The DIO has drawn-up the new Joint Services Publication (JSP) 315 standards after talking to contractors and other government departments.

They are designed to be used by MoD staff and industry partners responsible for the planning, costing and delivery of infrastructure assets.

The DIO said: “The new JSP 315 standrads are expected to save up to 20% on construction costs by creating efficient standards, enabling faster and more cost-effective project development and delivery.

“They also recognise the success and cost savings DIO has achieved in recent years from increasing the use of modular construction and standardisation of designs, as well as utilising 3D digital and interactive technology.

Graham Dalton, DIO’s Chief Executive, said: “The new standards mark a step forward in how DIO enables our military to provide the most effective and efficient solutions and how we work better with the construction industry.

“The revised standards make it absolutely clear what our requirements are and will contribute to a significant cost and time saving on our infrastructure projects.”

The new standards and supporting guidance set a series of reference designs for specific defence infrastructure requirements and benchmark capital and operational costs for the planning and delivery of MoD infrastructure.

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