At the same time, our delivery teams – both on and off site – are driving Digital Engineering into our business processes. Working with carefully selected consultants, subcontractors and supply chain partners, we have established the requisite protocols to achieve consistency at every interface.
As a world class engineering enterprise, Digital Engineering (also known as BIM) allows us to integrate data about a building’s design, construction and future operational function, in order to develop the most efficient methods of delivery and whole-life performance.
Digital Engineering supports greater collaboration and is critical to our Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) agenda, helping to create more unified delivery teams, while allowing the supply chain to see beyond their own activities to a more holistic view of the client’s objectives.
When applied at the very earliest stages of a project, Digital Engineering not only facilitates better design, but helps identify and eliminate risks that might arise later down the line – offering greater predictability of building performance, price and programme.
Once a project has been modelled, we can attach a range of data to it – relating to anything from cost to carbon. Critically, Digital Engineering has the capacity to transport us beyond the delivery phase – taking us through a systems lifecycle to create a greater understanding of how early decisions impact on later operational performance.
Using Digital Engineering, it is possible to develop a far more accurate image of a building’s carbon footprint. For instance, when integrated with a building’s energy model, we have the capacity to predict ‘real’ use in operation. Not only can this enhance design, this information can be incorporated into facilities management systems to streamline building services.
As a leading exponent of this quantum leap in construction methodology, Crown House Technologies will use the momentum around Digital Engineering to effect radical change, through which the industry becomes more integrated at every stage of delivery - from feasibility to construction to operation and, ultimately, decommissioning. It’s ‘challenge and change’ at its most visionary.