What Is BIM? BIM or Building Information Modelling is the name given to a process of creating a detailed digital model of a build asset. From design through to construction and even hand over, a detailed collaborative model of a building can be created and accessed by anyone involved with the design, construction and maintenance of the project. Think of a building information model in terms of a 3D digital model that not only gives a detailed visual of the building [...]
We are pleased to confirm that we have been appointed as CDM Client Advisors and Principal Designer Advisors for the new Harrogate Spa Retail Park development. The project will see the development of several large retail units and a car park which will make up the brand-new retail park.
Has anyone been prosecuted in Construction since CDM15 was introduced? The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have analysed information relating to potential breaches in Health and Safety Regulations on construction projects. The HSE act as the police service for all of the industry and provide enforcement notice data (prohibition and improvement notices) on their website. This information is available for all stakeholders to view and remains accessible. Contractors must be aware that HSE Inspectors can attend site whether invited or uninvited. [...]
Great news, we have been appointed Principal Designer Advisor by UMC Architects on the new ‘4 Ashes’ project in Wolverhampton. The project involves the construction of a new distribution warehouse on a former brownfield site and will consist of a 2-storey office, hub with an entrance gatehouse, associated car parking and hardstanding for haulage vehicles.
Safer Sphere’s very own Mike Forsyth guest speaking at the National Housing Maintenance Forum (NHMF) conference in January. Mike will be speaking to industry wise audience about their duties under CDM 2015.
We are pleased to have been appointed the role of Principal Designer Advisor by Galliford Try, on their brand new ‘Heights’ development in Burnley. The development will see the former Ridgewood School site turned into a brand new primary and secondary school for over 150 children
Management of Health and Safety on Construction projects is governed by the content of The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM15). CDM15 applies to all construction work, and this includes building, demolition, extensions, repair and maintenance. While a Principal Contractor may be in the driver’s seat during the Construction Phase of a project, they may not have the resources to complete the construction, contracting out the development to other specialist contractors. The actual work of building and maintaining a structure will usually be aided [...]
Safer Sphere is a cut above the rest…when it comes to Ross Parlane Barbers that is, who have appointed us Principal Designer Advisor for their Northern Quarter barber’s refurbishment.
Safer Sphere has been appointed the roles of CDM Client Advisor and Principal Designer Advisor on the new National Horizon Centre construction at Teeside University. The new facility will be used for scientific innovation, research and teaching. The project will also see the redevelopment of the surrounding land including parking facilities and landscaping.
Part 2 of the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 (CDM15) covers Client duties in relation to the pre-construction and the construction phases. Sufficient time and resources must be made for managing a project. Arrangements made by a Client can be considered suitable if the work on the construction site can be carried out without risk to health or safety of any person affected by the project and that the minimum welfare facilities required for construction sites (Schedule 2 [...]