Sustainable Estate

Time: 14:30 - 15:30

Date: 27-Nov-2019



Following recent high-profile construction defects on public sector owned properties, confidence in the construction industry has been undermined. It is recognised that there is a need for a cultural change to raise the importance of achieving quality in the construction industry in the same way as the approach to Health & Safety has been transformed over the last 20 years. To address concerns, Scottish Government and Scottish Futures Trust established the Construction Quality Assurance Initiative.

The Learning Estate Strategy published in September 2019 requires “the highest quality in terms of both design and construction” in any new investment in the learning estate. The Construction Quality Assurance initiative is working with pilot projects to implement interventions and initiatives to allow assessment of what benefit, or otherwise, comes from these. The presentation will explain how it is intended that the lessons learned from these projects will be disseminated and utilised on the new Learning Estate Investment Programme.

Through this initiative, Scottish Futures Trust is focussing their efforts on encouraging all parties (both public and private) to work more closely together with a “get it right first time” approach rather than on correcting defects at the end of the construction process or even once the building is in operation.

Kier Construction and Morrison Construction will contribute with the interventions, best practice and technology innovations being adopted to fulfil the aims of the initiative at Alness Academy (D&B contract) and Queensferry High School (DBFM Contract). The presentation will also explore the incremental changes being instigated and adopted in behavioural change in respect to delivering a quality product in a building site environment.

Digital Assets: Keith Wilkinson, BIM Manager, jmarchitects

This short presentation provides a simple illustration of what we mean when we talk about Digital Assets and what you need to be aware of if you are involved with them.

The presentation will look at what a Digital Asset is, how data is collected and stored as well as how this data needs to move between different software platforms.  We will also look at some of the issues with using manufacturers content and potential workflows to avoid these issues.  Finally we will discuss what aspects need to be considered during the operational phase of a project to keep information up to date.



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