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CIBSE Case Study: Beverley Clifton Morris (BCM)

CIBSE Case Study: Beverley Clifton Morris (BCM)

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CIBSE Building Services Consultancy of the Year (up to 100 Employees)

Outstanding contribution to the design or refurbishment of buildings to meet client expectations of energy performance.

Beverley Clifton Morris (BCM)

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BCM is resolutely committed to sustainability and low cost, low carbon building solutions. Established in 2002, this inspiring consultancy takes a holistic view of building design, incorporating fabric, glazing and services, to provide high quality strategic advice to its clients. It has also undertaken research with government innovation agency Innovate UK to develop life cycle costing techniques using building information modelling (BIM) to boost building performance.

This enlightened consultancy regularly reviews and plans relevant training that precisely fits its individuals and the company's needs. Its training scheme is run under the auspices of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers e-MPDS (Monitored Professional Development Scheme) and was recently re-certified for a further three years with no remedial actions and with recognition of its good practice.

BCM has developed a bespoke design process that uses BIM workflows and processes to deliver energy advice and designs to its clients. To achieve this, it takes a strategic approach to the energy and carbon emission aspects of the building design, and how these interact with the building fabric and building services.

BCM reviews the potential options for the building in terms of fabric, glazing, orientation, servicing strategy and renewable energy. This approach generates valuable graphical information on carbon emissions, running costs and capital costs for each option which are then appraised with the client.

The appraisal process uses the latest dynamic simulation modelling techniques linked with Revit and BIM processes to engage with clients and help them to understand the implications of different building solutions. Often, by using this BCM is able to guide the client to a solution that has a high value, but low capital costs.

But the company refuses to rest on its laurels. Its relentless drive for continual improvement incorporates a feedback process that includes a review of its collaboration with the client and design team. Its feedback system has revealed that not a single client in the past five years has rated it any less than good in any category.

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