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 announce that Safer Sphere is expanding and has signed up to a brand new office at Princes Dock in Liverpool. The move comes off the back of the multiple projects and clients that are based in the area and shows the businesses on-going commitment to the city. The new office will be open from May, and Safer Sphere will share the 3,519 sq ft first floor at 8 Princes Dock with Walker Sime and Planit-ie. The Princess [...]
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.
We are pleased to have been appointed on a further project at Worcester Hospital. We have already assisted on several projects at the hospital over the past year and the new project will see the development of a new Discharge Lounge. Safer Sphere will be supporting the project as CDM Client Advisor and Principal Designer Advisor.
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. [...]
Safer Sphere is pleased to have been shortlisted for a North West Grafters Award in the ‘Best Specialist Supplier’ category. The shortlisting is credit to our team and the great support from our clients. Voting opens Friday 9th March and closes Friday 23rd March. Please go online and vote for us. Grafters Voting
Safer Sphere has been appointed as Principal Designer Advisor by Vital Energi on the Keel University project. The works will consist of a new Energy Centre extension and mechanical and electrical fit-out inclusive of a district heating network through the centre of the campus.
Safer Sphere has been appointed the role of Principal Designer Advisor from Galliford Try on their latest pupil referral unit in Salford. The project named ‘The Clifton Centre’ will see the construction of a new replacement PRU facility, and demolition of the existing main EFAA & EFAB blocks as well as works to the external area.
We have been appointed by Fairhurst Design Group as Principal Designer Advisors on two new projects for Cummins Generator Technologies. The first project will involve the development of a new Pilot Centre which will be used as a fuel test centre and the development of a new warehouse and office facility. Both projects will be taking place on their Stamford site and Safer Sphere will be supporting Fairhursts on RIBA stage 1 – 7.
What is PAS 91? PAS 91 stands for Publicly Available Specification for prequalification questionnaires in construction-related procurement. It was commissioned by the Government and developed by the British Standards Institute (BSI) and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BSI). Following its launch in October 2010, it was seen as a positive step towards addressing the issue that many businesses face when completing Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQ’s). It has undergone two revisions, one in 2013 and more recently in December 2017. What [...]