Ground-breaking project receives national acclaim

  • 28th January 2021

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A Walsall-based project that is transforming the way organisations manage Building Safety has received national acclaim.

Leading Midland’s landlord whg and Cannock-based digital design and engineering group Deeo scooped the Best Client Award at the NHMF (National Housing Maintenance Forum) 2021 Awards.

They were praised by judges for spearheading an innovative building information modelling (BIM) programme. This consisted of the creation of “Digital Twins” of their 17 high rise buildings and the development of a unique interactive online platform. The platform enables not only whg, but the fire service and customers to see all the relevant information that proves their building was safe.

Accessible from any connected device, the live data contains key up-to-date documentation and data, including accurate external and internal 3D models and drawings, interactive VR walkthroughs of communal areas and aerial footage of the property. The project meets the “Golden Thread” of information that will be required by the new building safety regulator under the recommendations of the Hackitt Report.

Paul Dockerill, Director of Energy and Programme Management at whg, said: “Ensuring that customers living in our high-rise buildings are safe and have confidence in the safety of their building is vitally important for whg.

“We are delighted to win his award, which recognises how important projects like these are in addressing Building Safety.”

Mark Williams, Managing Director of Deeo, said “Developing the Twinnedit Digital Twin solution with the forward thinking whg team has been, and continues to be, an amazing project.

“Ensuring buildings and people are safe using technology is key in today’s world. It’s amazing to win multiple industry awards whilst on our journey.”


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