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Building a Legacy

Buildings are not just bricks and glass, but the heart and soul of our everyday lives.

Building a Legacy’ is the flagship news and current affairs style programme created in partnership with ITN Productions. Presented by Natasha Kaplinsky the programme explores the vital role of the construction industry in delivering forward looking, sustainable infrastructure for this and future generations that is so much more than just bricks and mortar.

Whether an iconic landmark, an office, hospital or home, ‘Building a Legacy’ demonstrates how buildings not only change landscapes but lives and how Construction Managers are at the heart of leaving behind such an extraordinary legacy. Throughout the programme we hear form the masterminds behind leading organisations Sir Robert McAlpine, Bluebeam, Allplan and Coins Global and explore how cutting-edge technology is transforming the industry and paving the way for future generations.

Furthermore Chris Blythe, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Building, highlights the work CIOB are doing to support the success of the industry in the UK.

ALLPLAN is a global developer of open solutions for Building Information Modelling (BIM).

For more than 50 years ALLPLAN has pioneered the digitalization of the construction industry. Always focused on our clients we provide innovative tools to design, construct and manage projects - inspiring users to realise their visions. ALLPLAN solutions are being used by over 240,000 Architects, Engineers and Contractors in 20 languages. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, ALLPLAN is part of the Nemetschek Group. Around the world over 400 dedicated employees continue to write the ALLPLAN success story.

We chose to become involved in the CIOB programme because it complements our holistic approach through BIM and the digital transformation of the construction industry. Through efficiencies, transparency and improved workflows for all those involved in conceptualizing, designing and planning projects, we assist the industry to achieve greater productivity and quality results that will benefit us all. As a result of our involvement in this film we show, through our clients, how our solutions contribute, benefit the construction process and ultimately the greater built environment.
Richard Brotherton
Managing Director

Trusted by over 1.4 million individuals in more than 130 countries, Bluebeam’s smart, intuitive markup and collaboration solutions advance the way technical professionals work, manage and collaborate on projects digitally. 

By leveraging an open-source format, Bluebeam® Revu® fits seamlessly into existing project environments, improving access to critical project information within integrated systems. In addition, Bluebeam Studio connects project partners worldwide in real time on the same set of centralised documents to share, create and collaborate. Founded in Pasadena, California, Bluebeam has grown to include additional offices in the USA, Denmark, Sweden, United Kingdom and Germany. Bluebeam is part of the Nemetschek Group.


Bluebeam really values our partnership with the CIOB and we’re delighted to have been invited back to participate in this year’s ITN ‘Building a Legacy’ series. This series recognises best practises and achievements in the industry and strives to bring digital technology to the mainstream. Our solution, Bluebeam Revu, has a very low barrier to adoption and anyone can start using it to begin their digital journey. It’s a pleasure to be part of a series that looks to change the perception of the UK’s construction industry.
James Chambers
UK Country Manager

Construction Industry Solutions (COINS) provides end to end enterprise software solutions for construction, engineering, home building & service management companies on a global basis. COINS supports over 62,000 users in 21 countries from its global hubs in the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, and the Middle East. 

COINS entire focus is to provide software solutions that help its customers to improve the margin in their business through compressing the time of core processes, increasing quality, compliance & best practice and the delivery of real time information for improved decision making.

For over 30 years now COINS has successfully collaborated with its customers, business partners and suppliers to continually innovate. This has enabled COINS to keep pace with both technology and industry best practice to ensure that the investment that its customers make in its solutions are both future proofed and provide  a high return on their investment.


The built environment is all around us and involved in everything we do. By making the built environment safer, more accessible, aesthetically pleasing and environmentally friendly, we can have a huge positive impact on all aspects of our lives. Being part of the building a legacy programme enables COINS to showcase how technology and innovation can enable the construction industry to improve its business performance in order to respond to these positive challenges.
Robert Brown Global
Chief Executive Officer

Sir Robert McAlpine is a UK-based family-owned building and civil engineering company. Established in 1869, we have been a ubiquitous construction leader over two centuries.

We are honoured to have worked on some of Britain’s most iconic buildings and projects, such as the Olympic Stadium, O2 Arena, Emirates Stadium, and the Eden Project. The values at the heart of our operations include a commitment to the highest standards of safety, quality, engineering excellence, sustainability, and an unswerving focus on the needs and aspirations of our clients.

We believe nurturing inclusivity and a diversity of talent will help us to continue our rich legacy of technical excellence to proudly build Britain’s future heritage.

It is a privilege for Sir Robert McAlpine to be involved in the “Building a Legacy” programme for the CIOB. As we approach our 150-year anniversary, we have been reflecting on the strong foundations that our rich heritage provides for the future. With each new project we are also building new stories and we are keen for these to make a positive impact in people’s lives and build a lasting legacy.
Paul Hamer
Chief Executive Officer

About ITN Productions

ITN Productions is ITN’s bespoke production hub producing creative and commercially valuable content for the business, commercial, broadcast and digital sectors. Industry News forms part of this offering and is a communications tool for leading industry bodies and national associations produced in a broadcast news programme format, including interviews, news items and sponsored editorial profiles.

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Other videos

In a unique communications partnership, the Chartered Institute of Building and ITN Productions are producing a news and current affairs-style programme capturing the latest innovations and best practice in building and construction management. You can view the other videos in the series using the links below