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Award winning BREEAM assessor

by Mel Starrs on March 9, 2010

in BREEAM, Me, elsewhere

For those who missed the BREEAM awards at Ecobuild last week, I was chuffed to find out that one of the first projects I worked at when I arrived at Inbuilt had won the Prisons category for the BREEAM awards 2010.

The project was a massive learning curve for both myself (having never worked on a prison before) and the construction manager (who had not done BREEAM before – although the contractor overall was well versed with sustainability). It was a great project to work on and fostered some excellent relationships.

If you’d like to read the case study the pdf is downloadable here. Littlehey was assessed under BREEAM for Prisons 2006, and achieved an Excellent rating of 76.23%. Our initial target had been Very Good, but we achieved the excellent with no cost to the client, and only a small uplift to the contractor.

The Inbuilt case study is available here and this is what the construction manager said about the experience:

“Dealing with Inbuilt and their specialist team has been a delight; they would review and recommend design changes and constantly reappraise the facts they were presented with until we were able to raise the challenging MoJ expectation of BREEAM ‘Very Good’ to ‘Excellent’.”
Malcolm Mitton,
Construction Manager, Wates Construction Ltd

There is a lot more to a successful BREEAM assessment than ticking boxes, and sometimes all that blood, sweat and tears get the recognition it deserves! Although it was my name on the certificate, massive thanks to my dedicated colleague T, without whose terrier-like ability to chase down evidence, we would not have succeeded.

  • http://carsonspost.com Sam

    Well done Mel! That’s excellent news.

  • http://carsonspost.com Sam

    Well done Mel! That’s excellent news.

  • http://www.peopleprofitplanet.co.uk Adam Woodhall

    Congrats Mel: couldn’t happen to a better person!

    Hope to catch up again soon.

    Adam

  • http://www.peopleprofitplanet.co.uk Adam Woodhall

    Congrats Mel: couldn’t happen to a better person!

    Hope to catch up again soon.

    Adam