Double Success for NG Bailey at H&V News Awards

21st April 2017

NG Bailey has won both the BIM Initiative of the Year and the Project of the Year awards at the 2017 H&V News Awards in London.

The H&V News Awards are the industry's largest and most established awards recognising excellence across the building services sector.

The BIM award was given in recognition of the work that NG Bailey and CIBSE have put into developing the new BIM software plugin, BIMHawk, which was released in November 2016.

The freely-accessible, web-based system and software plug-in digitises and manages the creation of standard parameters for BIM objects. The software enables authorised users to create or upload Product Data Templates (PDTs) corresponding to real-world products with a full set of industry-recognised parameters ready to be filled in. The model can then be imported directly into BIM platforms without disrupting the rest of the design.

BIMHawk removes the need to create new models from scratch for every element of a design, or edit generic or existing models that are not compatible and do not use the same parameters.

Steve Campbell, Technical Director at NG Bailey, said: “Standardising BIM object information is a relatively ‘unexciting’ aspect of BIM but it is crucial if the productivity gains targeted in BIM Level 2 and beyond are ever going to be met".

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NG Bailey’s second award was the Project of the Year title, for its complex and innovative M&E design and building services installation at the new £14.6m orthopaedic facility at Wrightington Hospital, near Wigan.

NG Bailey delivered the full installation and commissioning of mechanical, electrical and public health services, as well as overseeing the M&E works design, with the company’s IT Services team installing the data, telephone systems and cabling.

The work at Wrightington Hospital – a centre of excellence for orthopaedic surgery – included two new wards with 56 beds, a new admissions and recovery unit and a four-bay ‘barn theatre’ complex – one of the first of its kind in the UK.