Utilising BIM within the building operational phase

Estimating the capital costs of a building project is a well understood process – but what about predicting the maintenance costs and the resources needed during the operational phase?  As the industry begins to digest BIM process theory, case-studies that prove new concepts (such as practical methods of using BIM within the building operational phase), … Continue reading “Utilising BIM within the building operational phase”

Rightsizing : Slim Down and start up. 2 new housing schemes in Monmouthshire

RIGHTSIZING is an innovative housing project on two sites in Monmouthshire. It has been developed and realised as a design and production for a new flexible housing prototype, tailored for demographics currently overlooked by the housing market: an older generation looking to downsize from larger properties and a younger generation looking for their first property. … Continue reading “Rightsizing : Slim Down and start up. 2 new housing schemes in Monmouthshire”

Keystone Group – Keyhouse

Keyhouse – The 12 Hour House! – A revolutionary flat pack system for house builders. “Keyhouse is a new concept in factory built homes putting the house builder firmly in control” Some modular or volumetric residential solutions are offering the house builder the promise of a turnkey home, delivered complete with even the kitchen fitted. The … Continue reading “Keystone Group – Keyhouse”

Agile in Buildings

Ollio and our uniquely assembled Agile in Buildings team of architecture, digital gamification, theatre production and user stakeholder specialists have come together to develop a methodology that enables clients to systematically build better building procurement briefs. Briefs that become the cornerstones of more effective value creation and transformative outcomes for the users of new or … Continue reading “Agile in Buildings”

Hercules Construction Jobs – Unique mobile recruitment app

Hercules Site Services Ltd launched an industry-first, innovative and award-winning mobile recruitment app designed to revolutionise the recruitment process for construction workers. Our unique solution is to match workers to potential jobs using their home location and specific industry qualifications whilst offering them the flexibility to provide their information at a time that is more … Continue reading “Hercules Construction Jobs – Unique mobile recruitment app”

Gateshead Innovation Village

Gateshead Innovation Village (GIV) is a live research and construction project led by Home Group and is supported by Homes England; delivery partner ENGIE Regeneration; project manager, Elliott Associates; and architect, IDP. The project was developed to test and review new and innovative ways to construct quality homes quickly to support the demand for new … Continue reading “Gateshead Innovation Village”

Axis Tower Manchester

Axis Tower is constructed on a prime city center site adjacent to Deansgate Rail Station and Deansgate-Castlefield Metrolink stop. The 28-storey building contains 170 residencies and occupies a unique position surrounded by Victorian infrastructure. Axis represents a feat of engineering and design to overcome the significant challenges of the site. Innovative structural and geotechnical engineering … Continue reading “Axis Tower Manchester”

Modern Methods Social Value Calculator

As a pioneering innovation to social value investment, modern methods of construction (MMC) experts Akerlof has formed a partnership with Social Profit Calculator, consultants Rider Levitt Bucknall, framework leaders Pagabo and the UK’s largest regional contractor Kier, to develop a social value calculator dedicated to MMC. The calculator enables the assessment and visualisation of social … Continue reading “Modern Methods Social Value Calculator”

Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards in London and the South East

COVID-19 brought innovation to our London and South East regional awards! To celebrate together, we changed our judging & awarding process to create an exciting online programme for all our inspiring partners, judges and participants. On Thurs 2 July 2020 we held an online ‘head-to-head’ judging day, where the top 2 finalists from each category … Continue reading “Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards in London and the South East”