Two Nottingham City Homes construction projects have been named national winners of APS safety awards.
A new-build development in the Meadows area of Nottingham, which was created using BIM (Building Information Modelling) by appointed architect Arcus Consulting, was given BIM Project of the Year at the Association for Project Safety (APS) National Awards.
The refurbishment of three tower blocks in Sneinton (Bentinck, Manvers and Kingston Courts), has been named as Project of the Year.
Richard Whittaker, Head of Development at Nottingham City Homes, said: “These were two very different projects, one a new-build in the middle of an existing community, and the other the refurbishment of existing tower blocks, with around 270 tenants living in them throughout the process.
“Although the nature of the work was different, both projects had to take into consideration existing residents and dozens of construction workers being on site at any given time. Designed by Arcus Consulting, alongside our development team, we made use of BIM — generating high levels of cost certainty and savings, and ensuring we came in under budget. The projects were closely monitored and designed to cause as little disruption as possible while keeping everyone on and around the sites safe.”
The APS awards began nine years ago to recognise good practice in design and construction, health and safety, and risk management. They now help to establish a benchmark of good practice to make the industry safer and healthier for construction workers.