Conversations on Net Zero sessions kick off

It was great to hear from the team behind the Constructing Excellence Sustainability award winner the Catalyst at our first Conversations on Net Zero on the 12th May 2021.

Collaboration – When we say team we mean TEAM, the importance of collaboration, early contractor involvement and engagement with a supply chain were critical to delivering the high levels of sustainability, indeed the team won the Integration & Collaborative Working Award at the Constructing Excellence North East Awards.

Digitalisation – Digital tools and effective use of the digital model allowed regular and more informed decision making and a better understanding of how decisions would impact across the project.

Cost & Schedule – This BREEAM Outstanding building was delivered 10% under budget and ahead of schedule. It demonstrates that sustainable doesn’t necessarily cost more!

Focus on outcomes – The team admit the project doesn’t include lots of innovative technologies. The focus on quality and doing things well is what delivered great project outcomes.

Aligned design & construction expertise – Engaging with a local supply chain at an early stage allowed them to bring their expertise to bear on the project. 70% by value was sourced within 50 miles and allowed better decision making. For example, the involvement of the steel fabricator at the right stage helped eliminate waste and saved 10% on the cost of the steel frame – delivering both financial and environmental sustainability.

A huge thank you to the team for getting our regular monthly Net Zero conversations off to such a good start! Keep an eye out for our future topics!

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