At Galliford Try, we have been pursuing a proactive adoption of digital technology throughout our operations, enhancing our offer to our clients and maximising efficiencies throughout our business.
On site, our teams are working towards fully digitising project delivery, utilising the Field View platform to manage projects in real time, feeding information back instantly and allowing us to create greater efficiency and improve communications and transparency around the construction process.
The Galliford Try approach goes beyond the certification, as we train our operational staff at all levels to have a deeper knowledge of BIM and how it works with their role. When everyone working within a project can see what we are trying to achieve, we can ensure that we apply our learning and technical expertise to every process and create the very best results.
This means that not only do we have the advanced technical models required for highly complex projects such as Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, but also the understanding to collaborate in the most effective manner with our clients and the other stakeholders involved.
We work with our Facilities Management business to develop data requirements for handover, helping us assist our clients on their BIM journey, utilising digital systems to maximise building maintenance and performance through its lifetime.
We have BIM Level 2 certification from BSi, meaning the business is compliant with the Government’s Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2 requirements in line with PAS1192, and that we possess the capabilities of meeting the very highest standards of digital design and project management process.
Our approach to BIM has been recognised within the sector with projects such as the Holywell Learning Campus in Flintshire winning the Constructing Excellence Wales award for BIM project of the year.
Our awards for digital technology usage goes beyond just BIM. Our Virtual Reality (VR) training techniques have been celebrated as well, with the Best Use of Technology: Health, Safety & Wellbeing’ award at New Civil Engineer’s Techfest, given to our initiative at our Stanton Cross site in Northamptonshire.
Across the country we are utilising the technology to improve the safety of our people, an example of Morrison Construction's health and safety VR programme can be seen below.
We use the benefit of our experience in digital technology to assist training the next generation of construction workers. We currently partner with Coventry University on an innovative VR and live action training programme to educate their engineering students, combining VR with real-life problems to give them a flavour of what really happens on a construction site.
Find out more about how we are using VR to assist with safety training