BIM: Involve IT in the buying decision

BIM: Involve IT in the buying decision

Starting off on the right footing on a project makes a good first impression to your clients, stakeholders and project team.  Get off to the right start at the beginning of your BIM journey by including your IT team in discussions when selecting BIM software. View our latest BIM lesson learned from a Worthing Homes housing project funded by Innovate...
Two heritage projects shortlisted in RICS, East of England 2016 Awards

Two heritage projects shortlisted in RICS, East of England 2016 Awards

Clarkson Alliance is very pleased to have two of our projects shortlisted as finalists in three categories at the RICS, East of England 2016 awards. Sacrewell Farm in Peterborough is a finalist in the Building Conservation category and also Tourism and Leisure category. St Nicholas’ Chapel in Kings Lynn is also a finalist in the Building Conservation category. Both projects have received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The RICS awards celebrate outstanding achievements in property.  Each year the top regional built environment projects are selected across eight categories.  The winners are put forward for the RICS Awards Grand Final where they also have the chance to win the overall Project of the Year award. Sacrewell Farm – restored 18th century Water Mill project The £1.8m Sacrewell Farm Water Mill, Millhouse and bakery project saw the transformation of a Grade II listed building into an education centre and tourist attraction.  The project had previously been on English Heritage’s At Risk Register before owners William Scott Abbott Trust formulated a plan to renovate the building.  The Mill site was originally constructed in the mid-18th century and was in need of important repairs.  The water mill has been restored after many years of disuse.  Extra support for the watermill is provided through the introduction of a hydroelectric turbine. The renovations make the project an ideal setting for the recent BBC programme, Victorian Bakers which explored traditional bakery.  During the programme the presenters remarked on their concern during research that they would be unable to find anywhere to film the 18th century milling techniques until they found Sacrewell.  It is extremely rare...
BIM:  Set expectations for BIM with clients

BIM: Set expectations for BIM with clients

For the use of BIM to be considered a success on a project, there should be a clear understanding from the outset of the specific benefits the client and stakeholders can expect from its utilisation. Catch up with the latest lesson learned from our Innovate UK research project using BIM on a housing project for Worthing...
BIM: Get to know your BIM software

BIM: Get to know your BIM software

BIM software is flexible but you may come up against limitations when designing. Getting to know your software well will assist you when trying to problem solve. View the latest BIM lesson learned from our Innovate UK research project on a housing project in...
BIM: Consider using one design software tool throughout

BIM: Consider using one design software tool throughout

It can be tempting to use a simpler tool than BIM software when designing in the early stages. Weigh up the long term benefits of using one tool throughout before committing. View our latest BIM lesson learned gained from our housing project for Worthing Homes, funded by Innovate...