Sustainable design

Great engineering must also be sustainable. We encourage design intelligence through the project lifecycle, including design, construction, occupancy and demolition.

Across our work, we aim for independent certifications where we can, such as the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM), the Civil Engineering Environmental Quality Assessment and Award Scheme (CEEQUAL), and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards. In 2014, we had 53 projects targeting a BREEAM, or similar rating such as DREAM, 20 to Excellent and 32 CEEQUAL, 10 to Excellent.

Building Information Modelling (BIM)

BIM uses computer-aided modelling techniques and information management practices to create safer, more efficient ways of designing, constructing and maintaining assets. UK public sector procurement will require our industry to prepare for BIM by 2016. We are determined to be at the forefront and prepare for the global rollout of this process. BIM has already been deployed across 40 active projects. With those contracts across the health, defence, residential, education and rail sectors, we are investing significantly in:

  1. process: investment in adapting our processes to support a BIM Level 2 process adaptation and adoption;
  2. technology: new software and hardware to enable our people to engage with the process; and
  3. people: 300 technical training days in 2014 and increased awareness across senior management teams and operational leads.

In 2015, we will further raise awareness around the business; offer technical and project team training; and share our experiences with suppliers and customers. In the Middle East, where BIM is subject to customer demand, we plan to roll out whole-life contracts in these locations.

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Green House

An eco home constructed by Carillion Alawi for the Higher College of Technology swept the boards at a national competition. The GreenNest house won the Eco House Design Contest for its grid-connected solar photovoltaic system, greywater recycling and heat-barrier plants that provide organic produce.

The first ever Oman Eco House Design Competition is part of a long-term plan of the Sultanate of Oman in energy conservation, development of renewable energy and environment sustainability.

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Modular buildings are better

Modular buildings used to construct accommodation blocks in one of our construction contracts in Wales are saving time, money, waste and carbon. During a building’s construction, a high level of CO2 is normally emitted through transport and use of materials. However, modular buildings can be part-constructed off-site.

Modular buildings save around 30% of CO2e compared to traditional building methods. This equates to 425,000 miles of travel in today’s average family car. During the full project, we estimate carbon emissions will be reduced by around 31,000 tonnes.

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Visual planning winners Carillion was the winner of the 2014 Visual Planning Awards, for our work on the A465 Head of the Valleys contract. The awards promote innovation in construction project delivery and recognise Carillion’s visual planning capability to provide more efficient and safer highway schemes.

£140,000 saved and 12,500 tonnes CO2 savings at the Four Seasons Hotel Project in Abu Dhabi thanks to our engineers replacing ordinary cement with a concrete with smaller manufacturing carbon embodiment.

625t of CO2/£37,000 will be saved by using LED lights at the Network Rail and Thameslink project over a 25-year lifetime

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