Past Projects

University of Warwick Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research (IBRB) Building

Over 1,400 off-site manufactured structural components assembled in just 24 weeks meeting the clients high visual architectural requirements, and off-site manufacture aspirations.

Consulting Engineer

Peter Brett Associates

Architect

Hawkins Brown

Main Contractor

Wilmott Dixon

Client

University of Warwick

Efficiencies in the design process and final assembled solution obtained by use of PCE’s HybriDfMA approach of using off-site manufactured precast concrete and structural steel components together with onsite insitu reinforced concrete reduced the initial expected total concrete usage for the project by over 850 tonnes.

This provided a significant reduction of over 100 delivery vehicle movements to site during the structure’s assembly phase and minimised the structures embodied carbon content.

Safety

In total over 23,000 hours of accident-free working on site by only 18 multi-skilled site operatives proved the safety systems priority incorporated by PCE during design, manufacture, and construction stages.

Quality

High visual architectural finish requirements achieved. A national Quality Audit carried out by Willmot Dixon including inspection of the manufacturing and construction quality systems used by PCE resulted in achievement of a score of 98.3%.

Speed

Just 13 months from initiating design required to achieve structural completion, including the offsite manufacture of over 1,400 precast concrete and structural steel components and their on-site assembly. This achieved despite the Covid pandemic.

Value

The PCE team ensured the University of Warwick’s target of 50% of project value being constructed from premanufactured offsite components was met, including reducing on-site waste and vehicle delivery movements whilst increasing efficiency. Best Use of Concrete Award winner Offsite Awards 2021.

PCE System Used

Hybrid Frames

Systemised DfMA delivery of hybrid structural frames and façades

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