whg has made the shortlist of the Offsite Awards, for its pioneering work to improve Building Safety.
The leading Midlands’ landlord has been named a finalist in the BIM/Digital Construction category of the national awards after bringing its high rise blocks into the virtual reality arena.
whg worked with digital design and engineering group Deeo to create Twinned It, a digital twin platform, which gives instant access to asset data.
The cutting edge technology uses Business Information Modelling (BIM) to create computerised versions of its tower blocks, which can be viewed via the app. The 3D models include not just floor plans and drawings but also information on fabric and features such as repairs, materials and fire doors.
The information can be accessed by the fire service, who can log on to an app in the event of a fire, and assess the incident before arriving at the scene.
Paul Dockerill, Director of Energy and Programme Management, said: “We’re delighted to have been shortlisted for these awards, for our work which puts customer’s safety at its heart.
“This digital transformation of our stock portfolio has had a key focus on how it can be used to support fire safety management. The data enables firefighters to assess incidents and put together a plan of action in advance, helping them to decide whether to follow a Stay Safe or Stay Put policy before arriving on site.”
“It has the potential to impact the improvement of safety for thousands of homes across the sector as a digital solution that residents can share.”
All winners will be announced at the Offsite Awards Ceremony, taking place on 22 September 2020 via a virtual awards ceremony.