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.