The PODFather shortlisted for Construction News Awards 2013

15 March 2013

The PODFather eTicketing for Earthworks at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has been shortlisted at the prestigious Construction News Awards 2013 in the new "Digital Built Britain" category.

London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) is developing the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as a new suburb of London, reusing materials and structures developed for the London 2012 Olympics.

LLDC has given commitments regarding the percentage of construction materials to be reused onsite and requires very tight reporting of material use.

BAM Nuttall has deployed The PODFather Earthworks to track and report upon material movements across the site. This allows real-time accurate reporting of material use by the environment team to the Employer, plus tight management of vehicle subcontractors by the logistics team.

Alastair Broom, Director of The PODFather commented: "The PODFather is delighted to be working on another high-profile infrastructure project of national significance. The data collected and reported by The PODFather will prove the reuse of construction materials and enhance auditing of the sustainability and carbon footprints of the legacy project."

The new "Digital Built Britain" award category has been sponsored by CIC to support the Government's Building Information Modelling (BIM) Task Group and the Construction Industry Council, and is to reward the greatest digital contribution to growth in the built environment.  It will recognise UK initiatives where the innovative use of data adds efficiencies to the lifecycle of a building during its design, construction or use.

David Philp, head of BIM implementation, Cabinet Office, said: "We want to showcase the very best of what the UK is or will be doing that supports our growth and investment policies through a digital agenda."

UK BIM Task Group Chair Mark Bew added: "The two goals are the growth and competitiveness for the UK construction industry, and to attract people to help us solve the challenges we face around cost, carbon and sustainability issues".

The awards are held in July at the luxurious Grosvenor House Hotel, in the heart of London's Mayfair.

Click here for the shortlist.And here for the story on the Construction News website.


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