Industry News

Salisbury flies in to scoop energy award

Salisbury Group - the provider of building energy and facilities management solutions - received a prestigious award at the Energy Awards last night. The company was announced as the winner of the Lighting Energy Impact Award for its landmark energy transformation at Cardiff Airport. The results of the Energy Awards 2018

were revealed at Hilton Park Lane in London, where the energy industry elite came togeth- er for a night of recognition and celebration of the sector’s achievements. An expert judging panel from across the industry unan- imously chose Salisbury Group as its winner following a rigorous selection process. Cardiff Airport is one of the fastest

growing airports in the UK. As the key national transport hub for Wales, it serves 18 airlines flying to over 50 direct destinations and over 900 connecting destinations. Almost 1.5 million passengers travel through the airport every year. The energy transformation project at

Salisbury Group 2018 Lighting Energy Impact Award Winner

Cardiff Airport will reduce lighting bills by over 50% and save around £1.7 million to 2030. It will also reduce the airport’s environmental impact through a 224,000kg CO2 annual carbon abatement. Ed Swales, CEO, Salisbury Group said: “This award recognises our success in

designing and delivering critical energy projects. Our innovative approach is already providing financial savings and reductions in carbon emissions at the airport and we are pleased that the industry has recognised our achievements. We are proud to have supported our client’s clear vision to be an outstanding capital city airport and we look forward to delivering further energy transformations for other leading clients.”

JCT Chair’s ‘Going Digital’ BIM Guide for clients published

‘Going Digital: A guide for construction clients, building owners and their advisers’, authored by JCT chair, Richard Saxon CBE, has been published by the UK BIM Alliance. Richard Saxon, who originally published

the book ‘BIM for Construction Clients’ in 2016, has revisited the topic to further update and simplify it, providing this new, eight-step, plain language guide that enables construction clients and building owners to see the long-term value of a shift to a digital way of working, and to take practical mea- sures within their own businesses. The first four steps – Becoming Aware,

Strategy Making, Equipping the Client Office, and Formalising the Use of Digital Working

– are considered an essential starting point, with optional steps to follow. The guide recognises that different clients

have different needs and will take the steps most relevant to them. The guide’s incre- mental approach means that appropriate steps can be taken both by clients procuring smaller-scale or one off projects and by pri- vate and public bodies who regularly pro- cure building works and retain their assets. The guide also helps clients to under-

stand the long-term benefits of digital methodology and helps them to build the business case and understand the value of investment in BIM. Further, optional steps in the guide

include an overview of how productive BIM-based teams are formed, what decision support information is useful and what asset information could be delivered. Finally, it looks at the creation of stan-

dards digital models of elements which repeating clients might need. JCT chair, Richard Saxon CBE, said:

“Digital methods offer a step-change in value and productivity for clients. But these methods are not yet being adopted by mainstream private and public clients because they don’t perceive that value.” To download the Going Digital guide,

visit and go to Resources.

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