At the forefront of value engineering in the light steel frame sector – EOS Facades was announced the winner of the Value category for the East Midlands Celebrating Construction Awards at an impressive ceremony held at The Nottingham Belfry on 19 June 2015.
EOS Facades took on Henry Boot Construction, Kier Living and Metechno to scoop the award for their contribution to ‘The Barn’ at the University of Nottingham.
Steve Thompson, Managing Director of EOS Facades, said of the award win: “It’s fantastic to win such a prestigious award – especially taking into consideration the calibre of the competition!”
EOS Facades were appointed as the steel framing systems (SFS) supplier for The Barn – a project created in response to the University of Nottingham’s masterplan for the 100-acre Sutton Bonington campus – to establish a new amenities building which would unite the previously separate student and staff facilities, making them accessible under one roof.
The EOS Facades offering included a comprehensive design package and the manufacture and supply of SFS.
Throughout the project, EOS Facades took every step possible to innovate and add real value, significantly reducing programme times through offsite manufacturing, ensuring the building was value-engineered from blockwork to steel framing systems and delivering a rapid weather-tight frame to allow for follow on trades to move onto site faster. EOS worked with the project delivery team throughout the process to ensure The Barn was delivered to the highest standard. EOS Facades were delighted to share the evening with clients Grantham Interiors, who they were delighted to collaborate with on this prestigious project. Mark Prescott, Managing Director of Grantham Ceilings & Interiors commented on the win, “This is fantastic news, the East Midlands Celebrating Construction Awards proved an excellent opportunity to highlight ground-breaking projects, people and innovations. EOS Facades thoroughly deserved their win, providing an exceptional commercial solution on a challenging project.”
Mr Thompson continued: “As a manufacturer of light steel frame solutions, EOS Facades take full advantage of offsite manufacturing techniques by embracing Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) protocols and integrating BIM requirements.
The team at EOS Facades live by the mantra of ‘do what you say you are going to do’ and the rest will look after itself. Business is all about relationships and quality is all about service – we pride ourselves on driving quality through precision manufacturing whilst delivering accurate results on time and on budget. The EOS range of solutions ensure that we have the technology portfolio to suit most construction requirements.”
The team at EOS Facades love a challenge and will continue to value engineer the most efficient light steel frame solutions for our clients” concluded Steve.