Barely a few months since COP26, the new year is a poignant reminder that the climate clock is ticking and of the urgent action needed to limit global warming to 1.5˚C. While there is hopeful progress in the growth of green energy and electric vehicles and a shift towards sustainability in business, there is still significant work to do to address decarbonisation in the UK housing sector. Stewart Little, CEO of IRT Surveys, explains how new, data-rich technologies enable property owners, landlords, developers and construction businesses to make smarter retrofit decisions and achieve improved sustainability.
Spacious and airy, relishing in light from both north and south aspects, and with private timber-clad balconies, Paxton House is a far cry from the usual commercial-to-residential conversion in London.
Major construction projects are becoming increasingly more complex, involve multiple task teams and span several years, making projects fraught with challenges. As individual task teams work in isolation from other members of the delivery team, the result is unsynchronised processes and procedures with no defined standards for quality control. As a result, issues are only identified as work commences on site, causing abortive work and wasted materials which all come at a cost to the project and the environment, says Paul Hargreaves, Group BIM Manager at TÜV SÜD.
The construction industry has often hesitated in the past when it comes to embracing digital technology, avoiding sporadic investment into emerging trends without solid evidence and proof of return. With less than 1% of revenues being spent on IT and digitalisation of operations, it’s an industry with a lot of catching up to do. With many digital technological innovations now proving their worth from conceptual design through to on-site physical construction, their adoption is becoming a catalyst for fundamental change in the way that construction projects are designed, developed and managed overall.
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