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Smarter sustainable solutions

Incorporated at the start of the design process, green solutions can reduce the use of materials and whole-life costs, leading to the delivery of healthy buildings that provide the best possible environment for occupants.

It’s a win-win that can be achieved through the early adoption of building information modelling (BIM). BIM tools allow us to work collaboratively, sharing information with clients and our supply chain partners, developing a complete understandingof the entire lifecycle of a project – from design through construction, handover and maintenance to eventual decommissioning.

We can visualise the data required to make informed decisions about the use of resources that will reduce water and energy consumption and generate less waste – all resulting in significant carbon savings and reduced whole-life costs.

On site, BIM can help improve scheduling and planning – optimising delivery schedules and reducing vehicle movements. Highly accurate quantity analysis allows us to refine material procurement, reducing waste from over supply. We can cut defect repairs too with better communication and clash detection at the design phase.

Consideration of environmental impact from the outset is key. While still able to deliver whole-life benefits, retrofitting sustainable solutions into already completed designs proves more costly and time-consuming.

Green buildings = healthier buildings 

There’s a growing body of evidence that green buildings are healthier buildings, which  translates to a more valuable asset for clients on completion as well as significant organisational efficiency savings. Green buildings have been strongly associated with economically significant health, wellbeing and productivity improvements among occupants across all building sectors.

BIM in action

Life cycle analysis tools such as SimaPro make it possible to test various designs and compare sustainability credentials.

We can experiment in BIM models with orientation, massing and envelope options to optimise natural lighting, heating and cooling. The mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems can be modelled to understand energy and water usage, while exploring options for water harvesting and greywater reuse. We can review too how material usage will impact embodied and operational carbon costs. 

All this information can be used to accurately analyse the extent to which external accreditations such as BREEAM have been met, highlighting areas of compliance and non-compliance.

Working in partnership with Bristol City Council and the Local Education Partnership (LEP), we have built or refurbished over 40 schools in the city during the last ten years.

BIM has allowed us to standardise all our processes on all of the schools we have worked on, leading to considerable benefits for the client.

By using BIM to accurately plan each construction phase, we can minimise site deliveries, build off-site wherever possible and minimise out-of-hours working.

We can easily highlight snags and avoid them for the next school.

Carrying BIM models on iPads means we can easily consult with people living near our sites to keep them informed on developments.

And, with access to all the most up-to-date environmental data, site teams can accurately produce reports for BREEAM assessments.