We’re very proud to have received our third major awards shortlisting this year, after being named as a finalist in the prestigious British Construction Industry Awards.

Our work on Dalston Lane, which was at the time the largest load bearing timber building in the world, has been shortlisted in the Productivity Initiative category in recognition of our innovative off-site construction methods and use of cross-laminated timber.
 
This follows on from our recent shortlistings in the RICS Awards and Construction News Awards, both of which recognised Dalston lane for its innovation and sustainability.
 
At Dalston Lane, our modern method of construction meant there were 80 per cent fewer deliveries made to the site, and 60 per cent fewer tradespeople on site too.
 
What’s more, the use of CLT significantly reduced the weight of the building, and reduced the building’s net carbon footprint to -2,600 tonnes of CO2 compared to a typical net carbon footprint of +2,000 tonnes for an equivalent concrete-frame structure.
 
Overall, the use of CLT and off-site methods of construction has not only brought sustainability and environmental benefits, it has helped control costs on the projects and maximised return on investment, with the finished project housing more apartments than a concrete framed block, with its increased weight, would be able to support.
 
The winners of the British Construction Industry Awards will be announced in a glittering ceremony held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 10th October 2018. To find out more about this project read our Dalston Lane case study - and get in touch to find out how our productivity iniatives can work for you.

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Date
22/06/2018
Category
Business News
Article Author
Wayne Yeomans

About the Author

Wayne is Head of Sales & Marketing at B&K Structures. Wayne joined the business back in 2006 and, after a short hiatus with other organisations, rejoined in his current role in 2017.