Mossop Construction + Interiors

Innovation / Sustainability

INNOVATION

BIM

Mossop Construction + Interiors has continued to be at the forefront of ITC requirements with the most appropriate technology made available to staff and site to suit project requirements. BIM (Building Information Modelling) involves representing a design as combinations of objects that carry their geometry, relations, and attributes. BIM design tools such as Autodesk Revit allow extraction of different views from a building model for drawing production and other uses. BIM concept envisages virtual construction of a facility prior to its actual physical construction to reduce uncertainty, and review potential impacts.

The 3D drawings can be viewed on computers and hand-held devices and provide information of dimensions, finishes, quantities, time and cost (depending on the level of detail). Further development will enable as-built, warranties, and operational maintenance information to be added for use for the lifetime of the building, with updates added as required.  The involvement by various industry groups is expressed by LOD (Level Of Development). BIM through the project lifecycle can be summarized as below:

  • 3D BIM (Architectural, Engineering, Services, Clash detections, Shop Drawings)
  • 4D BIM (Time / Program linking)
  • 5D BIM (Adding Cost to program)
  • 6D BIM (Facilities Management, BMS and maintenance/warranty information)

BIM tools at Mossop Construction + Interiors

At Mossop Construction + Interiors, we have used platforms such as Aconex BIM Connect, Revizto and Design Viewer to enable reviewing and commenting on documentation using the Building Information Model for architecture, structure, and services during design and construction phases. As Building Information Modelling aids in clash detection at the initial stage and identifying the exact location of discrepancies, it reduces the need for RFI's during Construction phase. Therefore, it is critical to get the related Design and Engineering disciplines to collaborate from the early conceptual stages.

Projects utilising BIM

  • CBC Wakefield Building
  • St Andrews Hospital ECD
  • University of South Australia Pridham Hall
  • 155-159 Port Road Offices at Hindmarsh
  • Reynella East CPC to Yr 12 School Redevelopment
  • Thebarton Precinct Community Centre
  • Port Lincoln Airport
  • Port Lincoln Hospital
  • 56 Seventh Street Apartments Bowden
  • AER1S Apartments Bowden

INNOVATION, PREFABRICATION AND MODULAR CONSTRUCTION

Mossop have been at the forefront of innovation and have pioneered many alternate building systems to meet the client’s budget and project objectives.  We have delivered multiple high value and complex projects with Early Contractor Involvement and Design & Construct methods. Our approach is to build long-term relationships and meet client expectations through our expertise and value management. Our teams including the Mossop Directors, Senior Managers, Project staff and specialist trades/suppliers, all have the necessary experience, focus, and integrity to ensure that all the project objectives are met and high-quality outcomes are achieved.

More importantly, Mossop have successfully delivered many complex and multi-level developments that included innovative construction solutions to expedite the construction phase to ensure an on-time handover of every project.

Some Innovations and learnings from previous projects:

  • Optimising floor plates and wall alignments to maximise value for money
  • Rationalising footings and foundations through market review of different options
  • Pre-fabricated and off-site manufactured light-weight flooring system
  • Precast, ICF, and pre-formed wall systems reducing requirement for scaffold systems
  • Alternate building farming (subject to engineer’s approval).
  • Bathroom pods
  • Modular kitchens and laundry units
  • Alternative tiles and floor coverings
  • Alternate cost effective Glazing/Window system that meet specifications
  • Alternative doors and hardware supplies
  • Value managed MEP packages (through BIM for clash detection and offsite manufacture)
  • Alternate light fittings and fixtures
  • Value managed Ceiling and Joinery packages.
  • Value managed Landscape package.
  • Passive Sustainability outcomes

We explore all opportunities to achieve the concept design from a constructability perspective having regards to liveability, passive sustainability, safety-in-design, trade expertise, timing, buildability, and cost.

Off-site fabrication methods have a significant influence on design. Significant economies are achievable if the designer takes into account all the services and concealed work to be factory assembled. The main decision to be made at the design stage are the services locations, coordination, and interfacing of services to the advantage of enhanced quality control and safety benefits of off-site fabrication.

The preferred building methodology is to use prefabricated elements for walls, floor systems, windows, cladding, services components and roof framing where possible. Prefabricated construction offers incredible cost efficiency and environmental benefits throughout all the building stages through:

  • Reduced wastage onsite
  • Reduced energy consumption
  • Reduced materials used
  • Reduced noise on site
  • Reduced construction time
  • Reduced number of trades on site

SUSTAINABILITY

Mossop Construction + Interiors are well versed with all the Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) rating systems such as “GreenStar”, “NABERS” and “ABGR” and take into consideration the long-term effects of buildings to the owner, user, community, and the environment.

Our sustainability strategy is to collaborate during the design and planning phase and contribute to the life-cycle assessment of plant/equipment/materials to minimise the impact on both, energy consumption and the environment. Mossop Construction + Interiors understand the importance of Ecologically Sustainable Development and as such have incorporated a Green Star Policy as part of our business operations, which includes;

  • In-house Greenstar Professionals
  • Robust document control and filing procedures
  • Project-specific Environmental Management Plans and Waste Management Plans
  • Optimisation’ of Benefits vs Costs from a commercial perspective
  • Accurate ESD/Green Star performance requirements and deliverables
  • Green Star site induction ensuring compliance through education and monitoring

Sustainability initiatives by Mossop Construction + Interiors goes over and beyond the established ESD or Greenstar requirements for each project. Through our early involvement in design phase, where possible, we would consider opportunities to  “designing out’ waste through innovative and alternate construction methodologies. Our approach to ESD is to add value by enhancing the outcomes through passive sustainability solutions such as improving natural daylight, natural ventilation, better insulation, optimal orientation, reduce maintenance and reduce energy use over the life of the building. We would explore options for prefabrication and offsite manufacturing to reduce waste during construction and influence selection of local materials and labour to reduce the carbon footprint.

Mossop Construction + Interiors can not only provide advice in sustainable design initiatives from schematic design through to the construction process through our involvement in the Design phase of the development, but also contribute from our knowledge of the cost premium of undertaking of certain initiatives to achieve the required ESD/Energy rating.

Mossop Construction + Interiors are committed to sustainable preservation of the ecology for future generations. We acknowledge our role in fulfilling our obligations to the community, economy and ecology by constructing buildings employing sustainable principles and using materials that cause minimal environmental impact.

We have constantly delivered excellence in Sustainability and we will continue to do so!

2017 MBA (SA) Award Winner for Excellence in Environmental & Sustainable Construction- Commercial
Migrant Resource Centre

2015 MBA (SA) Award Winner for Excellence in Environmental & Sustainable Construction- Residential
56 Seventh Street Bowden Apartments