As the building industry responds to the demand by Government for collaborative 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) on projects, David Wigglesworth, Managing Director of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, discusses the impact of BIM and his own division’s plans to deliver BIM objects to assist the industry with specification in future projects.
Case study looks at why Jacobs Architecture specified a standing seam VMZINC, caterpillar-shaped roof in pre-weathered Quartz-Zinc for the £4.7 million MyPlace Havering youth centre project. VMZINC PLUS is used to provide a compact warm roof which requires no underside ventilation. The building achieved BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.
DeckSafe Solutions case study looks why SITA UK specified DeckSafe to create non-slip surfaces that ensured the safety of users at their household recycling centre in Stoke Gifford near Bristol. All public access areas now meet stringent safety standards and DeckSafe has eliminated a number of potentially slippery, uneven and hazardous concrete steps and surfaces.
At its peak, cable theft was costing the UK economy £770million per year but now cable cleat manufacturer, Ellis Patents, has designed and developed a tamper proof cleat to beat the thieves. Their design means thieves will not have the time to remove cables before the police arrive.
REHAU joined with BRE and Solar Windows to provide an insight into the requirements of Passivhaus principles and the potential benefits in terms of lower energy costs. The successful seminar was attended by representatives from local architects, surveyors, councils and health authorities from across North Wales.