The European Commission has recognised the work of Ingleton Wood following the successful completion of our innovative research project that aims to transform the future of building sites.
Representatives from the Norwich office recently visited Brussels to showcase the findings from their industry-leading ACCEPT initiative.
The project tested the very latest technology with the aim of improving the performance gap on building sites – helping to reduce the difference between the quality of a building on paper compared to in reality.
We selected three Broadland Housing Association building sites in Bodham, Trunch and Great Ryburgh on which to trial the technology, which included the use of various apps for smart glasses, tablets and consultants’ desktops.
Our practice was the only UK-based member of the ACCEPT consortium to present to the European Commission, which has now agreed to push ahead with a business case and fund a suite of three apps - the CoOp App, SiMaApp and the Dashboard.
The vision is to lower the risk of something going wrong on site, allowing real time access and updates to plans and other paperwork.
John Dixon, Partner, said: “Our work was selected from more than 50 other research projects across Europe as an example of how game-changing technologies can be developed by working closely with small and medium sized businesses that are directly involved in the construction industry.
“We are delighted the talks with the European Commission in Brussels were such a resounding success. Our emerging technology will help to improve communication between designers and builders, aiding the delivery of more thermally efficient construction.
“With the support from the European Union, we are excited to now progress to the next stage of the apps’ development, helping to revolutionise the future of building sites.”
As well as helping to create an open environment between those on site and in the office, it is hoped the technology can be useful for homeowners, showing potential buyers what their future home will look like, as well as allowing developers to better plan their proposals – ultimately leading to cheaper and more environmentally friendly properties.
We will now continue to develop the apps alongside the European Commission ahead of their official launch.