SME SHORTLISTED FOR BIM INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
The privately owned contractor with a key focus on sustainable construction has been working alongside the local authority to deliver the initiative, ‘Collaborative BIM level 2 Workflows in the Public Sector’, with key focus on a £24m development in Kidderminster.
The Habberley Learning Campus contract combines three schools onto one site, currently occupied by Baxter College and St John’s CE Primary School. Project delivery includes the new build Wyre Forest Special School, 16-bed Weekly Boarding Unit, Science Block and Early Years Hub, along with extension and refurbishment works to the existing two schools.
The national Building Awards are popular among all types of professional practises working within construction, and to be shortlisted alongside major organisations including Crossrail and Costain is a significant achievement for the regional construction firm.
“While it is fantastic to be shortlisted, most importantly it demonstrates Speller Metcalfe and Worcestershire County Council’s forward thinking approach to construction and our commitment to carbon reduction, collaborative working and value for money,” says Adrian Speller, Ecobuild Manager at Speller Metcalfe.
He continued: “The initiative can provide a future model for the training and delivery of BIM Level 2 on both local authority and lower value projects, with wider benefit implications to an industry that is made up of predominantly of SME’s.”
The design team (including M&E and structural engineers) met 2016 government targets for the delivery of BIM Level 2 workflows on public sector contracts four years ahead of schedule, and by integrating the supply chain early on, they have enabled sub-contractors to use the model to develop exact designs and quantities.