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Innovation – the centre of corporate strategiese
Lord Sainsbury, UK Minister for Science and Innovation
British Innovations
On the road again
Christopher Macgowan, Chief Executive, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders
Fossil Fuels – An Energy source for the Future
Greg Lewin, President, Shell Global Solutions
Chain of success
Kenny McKay, Director, and Will Wright, Manager, Restructuring practice at KPMG
Innovation and the Patent Office
Lawrence Smith-Higgins, Head of Awareness Information & Media The UK Patent Office
Benefits of association
Dr Michael Moore, CEO, PIramed Ltd
Innovation and strength in the UK biotech sector
Aisling Burnand, Chief Executive, BioIndustry Association
Simfonec: Helping make good research BIG business
Heron Evidence Development: Successful deal of missed opportunity
Springwell Ltd: Match-maker for Innovative Technologies
Korn/Ferry International: Pharmaceutical companies desire to break the mould
A quality core interface
Dominique Kleyn head of BioPharma Business Development, Imperial College London
Evolutec Group: Creating a range of commercial options
Moving forward
Dr Ceri Williams, Senior Manager, Science and Innovation at Yorkshire Forward and Dr Danielle Hankin, Bioscience Cluster Manager
Oxitech: Revolutionising SIT Programmes
Oxford Expression Technologies: Meeting the needs of the post-genomic era
Business Services
Innovating business related services
Norma Rose, Director-General, Business Services Association
BT: Innovation Strategy and Innovation Continuum
UK Film Council: How the UK wins in the international film industry?
On the defence
Major General Alan Sharman CBE, Director General, Defence Manufacturers Association
ProEtch: Precision parts of quality
Wallop Defence Systems: Aircraft Countermeasures and the Dual Spectral Threat
Education, Education, Education
Ruth Kelly, Secretary of State for Education and Skills
Applied Sciences at Wolverhampton - Innovation in Higher Education Professor Trevor Hocking, Associate Dean, International Development
Wind energy
Marus Rand, Chief Executive, British Wind Energy Association
Vital energy
Ian Leitch, Commercial Director, Energy Industries Council
Waterman Group: Solutions to solve climate control legislation
Winning the war against germs
Dr Ron Mitchell, Managing Director, GB Environmental
Show me the money! Funding for innovation – who can help?
UK: Innovation Nation?
Launching the “Innovation Nation?” initiative
Innovation in the 21st Century
Gemma Harman, Director of Strategy & Media, BT Chief Technology Office
UK Manufacturing - a driving force for innovation
Andrew Manly, Director General, Manufacturing Technologies Association
Waterman Group: Single project model 3D
Renishaw: Achieving global manufacturing competitiveness in the UK
Yorkshire Forward
The European Nanotechnology Trade Alliance
Del Stark, Chief Executive, European Nanotechnology Trade Alliance
University research drives a new wave of innovation
Omar Cheema, Nanotechnology Business Development, Imperial College London
Oxford Instruments: Enabling nanoscience and nanotechnology
Semefab (Scotland): A real driver of change
Metal Nanopowders: New products that meet your needs
Regional Development
London Development Agency: One jump ahead
91Advantage West Midlands: At the heart of it all 95


Single project model 3D

Waterman exports its engineering technology to Dubai and Australia

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3D drawings have been used over the last 10 years or so to coordinate M&E and process services initially in the petrochemical or major process industries and only latterly in the building services field. These 3D drawings are normally carried out by mechanical and electrical contractors in the building services industry to coordinate their work once they have received the design consultant?s drawings, upon which they have tendered.

To address the problems, however, caused by poor coordination, outdated procurement and installation methods, claims, delays and inefficiencies endemic within the building services industry using the conventional contractual approach Waterman Building Services, an engineering design consultancy, part of the Waterman Group of companies, has been pioneering the use of 3D interactive design methods which produced a single project model of the building services at the design stage of the project.

The 3D model produced can be utilised by all members of the design, construction and FM team and in one interactive model incorporates the design, fully coordinated working drawings, fabrication drawings, material schedules, specifications, operating and maintenance instructions and direct links to FM software, to allow the project to be managed once completed.

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There is a considerable saving in cost, time and waste on projects using this process and the preparation of the model is the responsibility of one professional not dozens of different subcontractors. There is no requirement for contractors to produce their own working fabrication drawings as all information can be taken from the model, and in fact the ductwork information can now be fed directly from the model into ductwork cutting machines to manufacture the ductwork (CAD / CAM).

Waterman Building Services has now established an impressive track record of adding value to customer?s operations through our 3D modelling. It is an important tool in developing a true partnering relationship between the consultant, the contractor and the client and in meeting the requirements of government and industry initiatives to deliver significant improvements in construction project delivery.

As an international consultant, we have transferred this technology to our Dubai and Sydney offices where the process is currently being utilised on several new construction projects. We also expect to introduce this technology to our new projects secured in China. Some of the projects successfully completed in the UK include the K2 project in St Katherine?s Dock, London for Taylor Woodrow Properties, Admiral?s Park in Dartford for Laing O?Rourke, 95 Queen Victoria Street, London for Stanhope and we currently have 4 projects under design using this process.

K2, St Katharine?s Dock, London

On the K2 project recently completed, the contractor, Rotary Southern, was not required to produce a single drawing, and neither did Ellis, the subcontractor on the Admiral Park project in Dartford, but the 3D model was successfully utilised to provide all construction information.

We see interactive 3D single-project model design as the way forward for our industry and if produced from the design stage of the project great savings in waste, cost and efficiency can be made. It also gives us a substantial advantage in keeping ahead of the competition on international projects.