William Coates Ltd developing new business school at University of Brighton with the help of Asite
July 2020Brighton, United Kingdom (June 2020) –William Coates Ltd has selected Asite to support its delivery of the installation of Mechanical & Electrical Services at the University of Brighton new Business School.
The new six-floor building, consisting of 6,400 sqm of floorspace, will be located at the University’s Moulsecoomb campus with the development also housing a 600 space multi-story car park. The project is set to complete in September 2020 and is part of the wider campus regeneration which seeks to create a world-class learning facility.
William Coates Ltd will use Asite’s cloud-based Common Data Environment (CDE) in the development of the mechanical & electrical, heat/ventilation, plumbing, lighting, and fire prevention facilities in the new building.
Rob Clifton, Asite SVP for UK and Europe said:
"When completed, the new building at the University of Brighton will be home to a state-of-the-art business school, welcoming students from across the UK and the world for generations to come. The new building is at the heart of the University’s redevelopment creating an environment of learning, collaboration and innovation.
Here at Asite we work hard to provide our clients with the tools they need to bring their projects to life. We’re proud to work with William Coates and play our part in developing this exciting building ensuring it meets the needs of its occupants and transforms the University of Brighton for the future.
We are also pleased to be involved in another UK University project, building on our experience from projects involving Brunel University, University of Cambridge and Leeds Becket University.”
Gareth Holden, Senior Electrical Contracts Manager at William Coates said:
“Asite has been a very useful management tool for our Brighton project. During design stage all users were able to communicate via comments, it facilitated drawing mark-ups and correspondence with ease. Asite has been especially critical during the COVID-19 pandemic. The processes set up for our project facilitated the design team to track, update and maintain flow of information.”
Megan Picking, Document Controller at William Coates said:
“We have been using Asite for over 6 months now, and it has been as asset in helping us manage the Brighton University project. It has made communicating with our sub-contractors, designers and client easier, quicker and more efficient by sending each document through a workflow so that every relevant person sees what they need to and knows what the next step is to keep the process moving.
I think Asite has really helped the transition to working from home for the team. Everything is one location for team members to locate quickly and easily from their own homes. The specifically designed workflows allow the documents to flow from person to person with all comments fully traced.”
Upon completion, the new integration will streamline the standard process of uploading 3D models and other BIM related deliverables to Asite’s Common Data Environment (CDE), with the files instantly and synchronously reflected in the 3D Repo platform.
Uploaded files will automatically sync to 3D Repo back to Asite, delivering a true bi-directional functionality for the end-users.
Synchronizing 3D Repo and Asite’s CDE will save valuable time on more construction and infrastructure projects where hundreds or thousands of model federations and other deliverables are uploaded.
The integration between Asite and 3D Repo is part of Asite’s commitment to continually deliver at the highest level, producing a platform which enables our clients to deliver capital projects and infrastructure developments around the world.