Digital

At Galliford Try, we have a proactive approach towards digital driven processes and technology throughout our operations, enhancing our offer to our clients and maximising efficiencies for our business. We are using digital solutions for an entirely digitised approach to project delivery, improving safety, quality and collaboration, and driving down carbon.

Industry leading BIM and information modelling capabilities

We are leading the industry with our whole team approach to BIM, assimilating it into our business processes, and working towards an entirely digitised approach to project delivery using the latest technologies and industry standards to get there.

Our knowledge on the subject is well regarded and has enabled us to author part of ISO 19650 as well as being active contributors of in the form of free industry guidance development via the UKBIMFramework. Together with standards such as ISO 16739 and our BIM and technical services policies, these form the foundation of our BIM strategy, which is updated regularly to keep abreast of advancements in the field.

To support our clients achieve their objectives, we have invested significant resources towards identifying and acquiring the latest and greatest of innovative technologies improving our people`s ability in providing our clients exceptional services, products and value.

All our operational staff, at all levels of seniority, are trained on our latest, award-winning BIM processes and technologies. Tools such Dalux, our model review tool improve the whole project team`s understanding of the design and project challenges by providing the means of collaboratively developing and interrogating solutions.

We have supported several of our client`s, including our own services business to improve their facility management approach by helping them modernise their information requirement and exchange processes for handover.

We are one of the few contractors in the UK with advanced knowledge in the UK Government’s chosen standard industry exchange schema, COBie, and we are the only contractor to have a BuildingSMART certified COBie professional leading our strategy which we make available to our clients and the British Standard Institute`s BIM committee to help improve knowledge and value for the whole industry. John Ford BIM & Digital Information Lead

Our knowledge in this field is unparalleled. We are one of the few contractors in the UK with advanced knowledge in the UK Government’s chosen standard industry exchange schema, COBie, and we are the only contractor to have a BuildingSMART certified COBie professional leading our strategy which we make available to our clients and the British Standard Institute`s BIM committee to help improve knowledge and value for the whole industry.

Improving quality

Delivering excellence is key to our long-term sustainability, so we deliver quality assured, sustainable buildings and infrastructure, using digital technologies and data to drive improved productivity, efficiency and quality. Our Field View platform, which saves time, reduces costs and helps mitigate risks, is an excellent example of this. Field View is a site-based, quality management system that supports projects in real time, feeding information back instantly and allowing us to create greater efficiency and improve communications and transparency around the construction process by focussing on quality of workmanship and demonstratable compliance. The software allows us to complete and store forms such as H&S and permits, capture and assign snags, create task workflows for any field process and provide a complete audit trail, with project reporting and dashboards.

Facilitating better collaboration

Recognition of our knowledge and experience for how projects should plan, collaborate and exchange information through digitally driven processes has led to us being selected as the leading author of some of the most extensive industry guidance including the UKBIMFrameworks Part C, Common Data Environment and Part F, Information delivery guidance. We developed this guidance based on our long standing, tried and tested processes using such tools as VFP is one of the industry leading collaboration solutions. Often misunderstood as just being a file repository, VFP is able to manage the planning, production, exchange and quality assurance process of information through customisable, digital workflows recording every aspect of the decision making process for all project stakeholders.

Health & Safety

We have developed several innovations in the past decade for improving H&S onsite. We have invested in Virtual Reality (VR) techniques, celebrated as Best Use of Technology: Health, Safety & Wellbeing’ award at New Civil Engineer’s Techfest for site induction and rehearsal training at Stanton Cross site in Northamptonshire.

VR Training

Find out more about how we are using VR to assist with safety training

We also partnered with Coventry University to educate their engineering students, combining VR with real-life problems to give them a flavour of what really happens on a construction site and the risks those on site face.

Carbon

Digital tools will play an invaluable role in assisting us and our clients achieve their net zero targets.

We have adopted the One Click LCA carbon calculator tool to help meet our net zero carbon commitments, a key part of its Sustainable Growth Strategy. The One Click LCA tool is an automated life-cycle assessment software that helps calculate the carbon involved across the full life cycle of a project and reduce the environmental impacts of buildings and infrastructure.

This new tool, the first phase of a wider roll out of carbon calculator tools, will allow the business to integrate carbon calculation with its BIM strategy and suite of digital tools, assisting both project teams and Galliford Try’s Carbon Reduction Working Group to bring real focus and value to our clients and projects in carbon management and reduction by harnessing data and the latest digital tools improving decision making and intelligent analysis.