25.09.2019 / UK projects

Carolyn House Shortlisted for the British Construction Industry Awards 2019

The Institution of Civil Engineering (ICE) has announced the shortlist for the 2019 British Construction Industry Awards.  Carolyn House, Croydon a major new mixed-use PRS redevelopment delivered by JJ Rhatigan as Main Contractors, has been shortlisted for the Digital Transformation Initiative of the Year: Buildings category. This category recognises best practice in project delivery and recognises projects that are driving the use of smart technologies in construction, demonstrating efficiency and added value to clients.

Carolyn House Golden Thread Implementation Through Digital Construction
Carolyn House, Croydon involves the refurbishment, conversion, rooftop extension and recladding of an existing 1960’s office block into 183 residential PRS apartments and modern amenity spaces. The project commenced in June 2017, the same time as the tragic Grenfell Tower fire.  JJ Rhatigan took the recommendation of the resulting Hackitt report to establish a ‘Golden Thread’ of building information as a key initiative to implement digitally, through Autodesk BIM360 software.

The result is a robust record of quality, fire safety, peace of mind for our client and building control. Ultimately the initiative implements the principles set out in the Hackitt report, providing an accurate digital record of fire safety / installation to ensure the safety of end users.

Alistair MacPartlin, JJ Rhatigan’s Project Manager on Carolyn House, said, “JJ Rhatigan extends their thanks to our subcontractors, design and delivery teams for their commitment and contribution on this project. Together we have implemented a ‘Golden Thread’ of building information through digital construction. We are exceeding industry best practices resulting in being shortlisted for the prestigious BCI Awards.”

The British Construction Industry Awards (BCIA), now in their 32nd year, are the most prestigious and longest running awards in the built environment sector, with winning projects and teams rightly recognised for their achievements within the industry and the public at large.

The awards seek to recognise and reward excellence in project delivery and, crucially, delivering outcomes for society and call on the whole project team – client, architect, designer and contractor.

Winners will be announced at the British Construction Industry Awards 2019 presentation evening on Wednesday 9th October 2019.

For more information about the awards and to view the full shortlist visit bcia.newcivilengineer.com