MMB has a strong history of innovating to drive best quality and value; from milestones in package treatment plants ten years ago, to alternative delivery methods for DG5 schemes in AMP4, to developing the benefits of process improvement, productisation and batch procurement today.
Our site and design teams continue to work together to maximise the benefits of pre-fabricated components, which save time and money each time they are used.
In addition to ultimate savings in design and installation time, products come with a tested and defined installation process and the associated safety and quality benefits: Engineers can focus on getting the interfaces right, programmes are more predictable and ultimately men spend less time in excavations.
For example, precast service reservoirs may save up to 25% in cost through shorter build times and process efficiencies, based on traditional construction methods. Likewise a pre-cast pumping station chamber can be installed in a day, a time saving of 40-50% on traditional construction methods
MMB products are saving time on site, realising the associated cost saving. When rolled-out across whole programmes of work the efficiencies multiply, particularly as MMB is working hard to transfer product knowledge and benefits across streams of work, and between contract partners.
Driven by the Government and aided by developments in computing, Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a digital construction tool that provides a more efficient way of designing, constructing and maintaining assets. Embedding information within a 3D model, BIM eliminates the need for separate sets of drawings, schedules and other documents and is used to manage information throughout the whole lifecycle of a project, from initial concept through to operation.
As a business we have embraced BIM and have developed expertise in 3D modelling over a number of years. We have utilised the new technology, techniques and processes on a range of schemes across our operating regions.
Our scheme at Rivelin Water Treatment Works, designing, constricting and commissioning six manganese contractor filters housed within a timber-clad building utilised BIM and was awarded the prestigious ICE Yorkshire and Humber Centenary Award in 2013.