We always collaborate and work closely with our clients, peers and supply chain partners to ensure the best outcome. We're also never content with where we are, always looking for ways to improve what we do. Whether this is the evolution of BIM through to offsite manufacture and modern methods, we are always exploring new ways to optimize outcomes.
Using this approach for Project Capella, a biomedical research laboratory for the University of Cambridge, has saved circa 20 weeks in construction time. This was described as "A genuine example of real supply chain collaboration delivering measurable benefits - a template for the future of our industry.by a judge for the Construction News Awards.
BIM (Building Information Modelling), a collaborative tool that allows us to create and manage all of the information on a project from before it starts until after completion, is also having a positive impact on projects.
Setting up joint ventures and partnerships also allows us to improve outcomes through working closely with partners to realise the full potential value of sites and bring about a win-win for both parties.
The safety of buildings has come to the fore recently and we take the safety, health and wellbeing of our workforce, everyone involved in our projects and those who come into contact with the roads we mend, the homes, offices, schools and retail and leisure facilities we produce is something we also take extremely seriously.
Our workforce is obviously key to everything we do. Through embracing equality, diversity and inclusion within our teams and in the solutions we come up with for clients we can utilise many different skills, experiences and points of view that can only benefit finished outcomes.
We are actively engaging with many types of young people to challenge misconceptions about the built environment and encourage a more diverse workforce, such as with our Shaping Your World campaign, targeted at 11 to 15 year olds.