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NCH wins BIM project of the year at Celebrating Construction Awards

NCH wins BIM project of the year at Celebrating Construction Awards

The ceremony, held on Friday 3rd June at The Nottingham Belfry, was attended by the region’s top construction firms, suppliers and partners. The Celebrating Construction Awards is held each year to recognise excellence in the industry.

Beating tough competition, NCC and NCH were also highly commended alongside contractor organisations for projects in the city.

BIM project of the year award - Nottingham City Homes’ Meadows development won the award for BIM project of the year in partnership with Arcus Consulting LLP.

This pilot scheme is being supported by the Home and Communities Agency (HCA) looking to achieve a BIM Level 2 mandate and is being supported by the Cabinet Office BIM4Housing Task Group.

The project to deliver much needed new homes for families in Nottingham, is the first social housing project in the UK to be built using building information modelling (BIM) technology – an innovative process that involves the creation of digital 3D models to minimise issues and maximise efficiencies. NCH worked with Arcus Consulting to develop new practices to enable a successful delivery of the project in BIM.

Integration and collaborative working award - alongside lead contractor Wates Living Space and Arcus Consulting, NCC and NCH were highly commented for the Nottingham Greener HousiNG2 Initiative at Bentinck, Manvers and Kingston Courts.

Project of the year - NCH and NCC were also highly commended with contractor, Keepmoat, for the delivery of the Palmer Court independent living scheme project in Lenton.

Richard Whittaker Head of Development at Nottingham City Homes said: "To win project of the year for our first BIM project is a real achievement. It’s been a lot of hard work to get the model up and running but it has in effect empowered Nottingham City Homes and Nottingham City Council to take more control of the design and build process. This has to be the future of architecture and quantity surveying, and we’re excited to be creating new homes in Nottingham that form a part of this pioneering pilot scheme."

Bobby Chakravarthy partner at Arcus Consulting LLP said: "We are really proud to be part of the NCH team and to be leading on this pioneering scheme and BIM initiative in housing. To win the award not only demonstrates the ability of the project team to take up the challenge and deliver a positive outcome for the community and industry, but also to achieve success and to be recognised for it."

Councillor Alex Ball, Executive Assistant with responsibility for Housing at Nottingham City Council, said: "It’s really great to get such strong recognition for what is an incredibly diverse range of projects being delivered as part of the Building a Better Nottingham Programme.

"This massive initiative, which is creating homes that are sustainable, energy efficient, secure and modern and to a very good standard, is not only helping to transform communities, but is making a huge difference to the city as a whole, as well as providing employment and training opportunities for local people."