• 2020 Vision: PM in a pandemic

    2020 Vision: PM in a pandemic

    Back in March 2019, when we began working on the River Street Tower student accommodation scheme in Manchester, HE Simm’s remit was to deliver the full M&E package. Little did we know at that point what challenges lay ahead! Our client Downing Construction develops and manages bespoke accommodation in cities across the UK. River Street…

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  • Passport to Work Transforms On-site Safety

    Passport to Work Transforms On-site Safety

    Passport to Work, an innovative scheme to increase the health and safety competence of operatives, has almost halved the accident incident rate at HE Simm over the past two years. Back in 2012, our health and safety consultancy partner audited our supply chain, identifying areas for improvement for on-site health and safety. In particular, although…

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  • Never Has There Been A More Urgent Need To Tackle The Eight Wastes Of Construction

    Never Has There Been A More Urgent Need To Tackle The Eight Wastes Of Construction

    Downtime is the nemesis of project completion in the construction industry and the cause can often be found in one of the “eight wastes of construction”. The construction industry is responsible for improving the quality of lives with breath-taking accomplishments however in counter-balance, a huge generator of inefficiency and waste.

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  • Early MEP Engagement

    Early MEP Engagement

    Traditionally, MEP contractor procurement centres around a fixed-price lump-sum bid. It is often based on MEP designs undertaken by third parties. This is typically achieved through a single or two-stage tender process or a cost plan to negotiated contract - the latter not being as common.

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