The Digital Construction Awards, which are run in association with the UK BIM Alliance, look to recognise the most innovative projects, companies and individuals in the built environment.
BakerHicks and the project team of GSK, SES Engineering Services, Star Refrigeration, Turner & Townsend, Daldrop and McLaughlin & Harvey were nominated for the Collaborative Built Environment category.
The state-of-the-art, new build facility will secure the future of aseptic filling of vials and handling of cold chain products.
The nomination recognises the strength of the collaborative approach to the project’s delivery, epitomised by GSK’s Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) approach. With exacting standards to be adhered to, the new-build facility meant it was vital that quality was guaranteed and tight control maintained by the GSK team over the build process and schedule. This necessitated a high degree of coordination and collaboration from the offset.
IPD has been a central element to the success of the project, ensuring everyone was working towards one common goal from the outset, ultimately leading to efficiencies and minimising risk. Ensuring the whole team could engage with the design process is a key part of IPD and Building Information Modelling (BIM) software has been instrumental in this. BakerHicks manage one central, fully coordinated model which integrates models from various separate design packages and specialist equipment providers to inform the construction of the facility. This not only ensures the integration of the multi-disciplinary design but allows the team to quickly and proactively detect and resolve any clashes and respond to any on-site questions on construction and installation.
BakerHicks have provided multi-disciplinary scheme and detailed design phase and management services for the aseptic manufacturing facility.