As reported in Computer Weekly earlier this month, Principia will consolidate the NCC's advice, briefings, learning and experience-sharing activities.
The NCC has also announced it is to acquire user group the Construction Industry Computer Association.
The announcements coincided with the publication of preliminary findings from the NCC's annual IT spending survey. Ian Jones, head of content at the NCC, said, "IT spend as a percentage of turnover is now 2.5%. That is up from 2.1% in 2003."