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Design & Development

AC Plc have always looked for the cutting edge of design and development technology to aide and assist the completion and quality of our projects, regardless of their size. As an early adopter of BIM in design and construction, AC have carried this experience into our design remit on our international data centre portfolio. Our in-house specialist design department can add value to your project from concept through to occupation, with our multi-faceted team providing:

Value for money

AC's adoption of BIM (Building Information Management) systems allows all possible solutions to be fully modelled, analysed and compared at an early stage and long before we step onto a construction site. This helps customers consider short term construction costs alongside longer term operational expenditure, maximising value over the lifetime of an asset.

Improved safety

Using the 4D capabilities of BIM, our project planners can sequence construction works on screen. This helps identify and eliminate any potential safety issues caused by different work packages on-site. It also allows us to develop the shortest and safest approach to construction.

Efficient construction

Directly applying the information garnered from our modelling software, AC can manufacture various envelope and support systems off-site at fabrication and weld facilities. This reduces time spent working at height, the number of skilled operatives required, and eliminates hot works. The BIM model can also be used to spot clashes between various elements of a building or structure. This process allows for redesigns to be finalised before the project commences on-site. It also removes the potential time and cost impact of rework being required during operations.

AC Plc are fully conversant with the ever increasing design remit associated with modern construction, being able to demonstrate through our certifications and project teams that AC Plc have the capability to:

  • Design the respective elements of works in accordance with the applicable requirements.
  • Provide the Design Certifier with the necessary plans, specifications and documentation that is required for lodgement at commencement stage.
  • Arrange to provide sufficient information to the Assigned Certifier to enable them to fulfil their role.
  • As agreed with the Assigned Certifier, carry out work inspections which are pertinent to the elements of our Design, and liaise with the Assigned Certifier in terms of this and the required ancillary certification.
  • Notify the Assigned Certifier of their proposed inspection regime for inclusion in the overall Inspection Plan.
  • Provide the Ancillary Certificates when required by the Assigned Certifier and Design Certifier.
  • Maintain records of inspection.
  • Ensure that a competent person is assigned to oversee our construction works.
  • Co-operate with the design team, the assigned certifier and other certifiers.
  • Ensure that the materials which are used on the site as part of our works comply with the requirement of the Building Regulations.
  • Sign the Certificate of Compliance (at completion).