HOSTED BY VOLVO CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT
Better information management key to success
“I see cost, waste and carbon all being the same. If you reduce the amount of vehicle movements on a construction site you save time, money and emissions,” says Guy Hammersley, formerly BRE Executive Director & Group Director for BIM (Building Information Modelling).
According to Guy Hammersley, BIM is all about collaboration and better information management. Otherwise you get mistakes, reworking, clashes and inefficiency.
“It’s waste! It’s waste material, waste time and waste effort. It costs time, it costs money and it results in more carbon.”
BIM utilizes information-rich models through collaborative working processes in order to improve the quality of information provided at the design, construction and operational phases in construction projects to save costs by eliminating waste.
“If we can improve information management, we can add value to a project and reduce carbon. And if we can convince the clients of all the huge benefits, I think that we can get them on board. They will then require BIM and it will drive down through the supply chain.”
BRE is an international, multi-disciplinary building science organization with a mission to improve buildings and infrastructure through research and knowledge generation and their application. We use our cutting edge collaborative research to develop a range of digital products, services, standards and qualifications which are adopted around the world to bring about positive change in the built environment.
Big companies have big sustainability responsibilities
For a more sustainable world, big companies have to put sustainability into their business strategies. “We have a great responsibility, but also a great opportunity. We have to do it from a moral perspective and it…
Lowering the carbon in concrete
Concrete is one of the best materials for resilient, durable and energy efficient structures and buildings over their life cycle. But concrete can become a significant source of carbon. Andy Spencer, Sustainability Director for CEMEX UK…
Sustainability rating schemes help projects deliver better outcomes
For a small cost a sustainability rating scheme can help construction and infrastructure projects deliver not only better environmental outcomes but also better social and economic outcomes. “By setting a series of standards and targets the…
Reduced carbon in infrastructure projects can also reduce costs
When you reduce carbon you can also reduce costs, but you need to consider it at an early stage. Mike Putnam, President & CEO of Skanska UK, is clear about what has to be done to reduce…