BSRIA was delighted to sponsor the award for Best Use of MEP (mechanical electrical plumbing) Prefabrication to SES Engineering Services for its Gasholders Development at the Offsite Construction Awards last Tuesday evening at an awards ceremony in Blackfriars in London. The awards celebrated the best in precision building design and delivery.
The Offsite Construction Awards reward outstanding examples of prefabrication and factory-based methods, products, systems and disciplines that increasingly strive to develop a sustainable, streamlined and cost-effective way to deliver a better built environment.
Offsite manufacture removes much of the construction process from the construction site, leading to far-reaching and vital benefits. Across key sectors of UK construction, the awards showcased innovation, celebrated best practice and recognised overall expertise in offsite construction through landmark projects, influential people and material and manufacturing excellence in this dynamic arena.
Focusing on mechanical, electrical and plumbing services, this category rewarded the best organisation or project that has seamlessly integrated a range of MEP services including ‘plug and play’ technology, plant-rooms, pipework and ductwork for building services.
Special mention should be made of the range of pre-installed components, safe delivery and installation of serviced modules, a clear supply chain integration, shared team knowledge, ease of maintenance and provision of high-performance facilities matching the client’s requirements.
The London Gasholders project, a unique project which houses 145 luxury apartments, which is a series of three linked new build cylindrical structures, each housed within the constraints of the cast-iron Victorian listed gasholder rings that were used to form part of the largest gas works in London.
It saw SES and Prism utilise their unique pioneering offsite methods to deliver efficiency at every stage, including the stand-out creation and installation of 270 prefabricated service cupboards. A first-of-a-kind, these pioneering installations contain a fully integrated ‘plug and play’ M&E services hub for each apartment. Without these, the project would otherwise have required multiple trades on site working in a congested area, representing a major logistical and health and safety issue.
Jo Harris, BSRIA’s Sustainable Construction Group Manager, said:
“On behalf of BSRIA, we were delighted to have sponsored this important award for Best Use of MEP Prefabrication to SES Engineering Services for its Gasholders Development.
These awards are a fantastic opportunity to recognise innovation – especially at a time when the construction industry is looking for different and fresh solutions to address house building moving forward.
BSRIA supports forward thinking and finding alternative ways to improve construction performance. The awards provided an insight into what is possible.
The evening was a great opportunity to meet BSRIA members and non-members who are actively working on offsite projects.”
Categories were: Best Use of Concrete; Best Use of Steel; Best use of Timber; Best Hybrid Construction Project; Best Use of Volumetric Technology; Best Use of MEP Prefabrication; Housing Project of the Year; Commercial/Retail Project of the Year; Education Project of the Year; Healthcare Project of the Year; Infrastructure Project of the Year; Product Innovation Award; Offsite Professional Project of the Year; and Project Manager of the Year.
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