As UK Construction week wrapped up yesterday at the NEC in Birmingham, there has been a continued focus on the BIM developments in the industry and a refreshing increase in attention within construction to achieve ‘Net Zero’ on current and future projects. It is fantastic to see conversations and forward-thinking surrounding Net Zero, and the significant challenge and change to our past approach in the industry.
For Walter Lilly, on a recent science project outside of London we worked collaboratively with the design team from RIBA Stage 0 to develop a BREEAM Outstanding design which included a very strong focus on Carbon Neutrality and Fitwel. Whilst this presented a number of new challenges to overcome with the design, it was excellent to have a client championing high sustainability standard and for the team to push the boundaries with their design.
We have also had the opportunity to work on a number of BIM Level 2 projects, embracing the robust information management and collaborative environment that the principles of BIM offer. On one current BIM Level 2 project that is completing imminently, BIM allowed us to overcome a number of design challenges avoiding future issues on site. At the same time, the Client will now have an accurate ‘Digital Twin’ of their asset to take forward during the building occupation, with Walter Lilly also taking on the Facilities Management contract. The benefits of this will extend for many years after we have completed the project.
As a company we strongly believe in continual improvement with our approach to projects, seeking innovation within the industry to offer increased value to us and our stakeholders.
The UK Construction Week is a fantastic forum for conversation, knowledge sharing and learning about innovative new practices and technology to adopt across the industry. We are looking forward to attending the London event in May.