FAH Coventry university repurposing two existing buildings and a new build
- Project:Coventry University
- Location: Coventry
- Main contractor: McLaughlin & Harvey Ltd
- Product specification: British Gypsum specification
- Contract value: Drywall contract value > 2m
- Programme duration: 61 weeks
- Duration through contract: 33 weeks
|Current Total||Projected Total|
|Name||Quantity||Man hours saved on site||Man days saved on site||Quantity||Man hours saved on site||Man days saved on site|
|Builders work openings||263||165||21||570||357||45|
|Total Time Saved on Site by Using Off Site Products||31||–||598||76|
Taylor Hart our parent company worked with McLaughlin & Harvey Ltd on a project at Coventry University, which involved repurposing two existing buildings and the construction of a new building used for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.
Using off-site construction, a total of 598 man hours were saved on-site, or 76 days of labour. Following the project, McLaughlin & Harvey expressed further interest in utilising off-site production techniques after seeing the benefits on this project.
What We Did
After an initial project consultation, Drywall Pro-cut was instructed to produce all the deflection heads, builders work holes and door sets for the project.
We produced 3491m of deflection heads with a 72mm deep track and 2 layers of coreboard at our off-site facility, which eliminated 28 man-days on site.
The 248 door sets and 570 builders work holes were made exactly to the manufacturers specifications, which saved a further 48 man days on-site.