CLARITAS FOUR ZERO
Construction is changing – embracing new, digitally-led technologies and processes to increase quality, productivity and total value. As a core part of the Claritas Group, Claritas Four Zero is at the heart of this exciting change. The business shares our ‘two-way transparency’ ethos but applies that to the full spectrum of ‘Construction 4.0’ activities.
From digital design to industrialised production – net-zero development to AI- enabled operations – Claritas Four Zero integrates the systems, skills and specialists its customers need to maximise the benefits new thinking and new technology bring.
Claritas Four Zero is unashamedly a principal contractor, taking risk on the projects it delivers. It bases its approach on exit cost not entry prices, ensuring customers are fully informed at every stage of every project.
The business focuses on the near future challenges its customers and delivery partners are facing. Challenges around sustainability, digitalisation, products and components and the industrialisation of construction.
None of these challenges exist independently. They are closely interwoven. Claritas Four Zero’s skill as a principal contractor is to be an integrator – bringing all the strands together, removing friction, and managing the interfaces, both physical and contractual, that underpin successful delivery. To find out more visit the Claritas Four Zero website here.
Claritas Four Zero believes that real success in tackling climate change across the construction sector depends on everyone working effectively together. They are embarking on this journey with customers and supply chain partners, and colleagues across the Claritas Group.
Current ambitions see the business:
– Designing and delivering buildings that are net-zero carbon – operational and embodied.
– Taking responsibility for delivering energy efficiency across the whole value chain.
– Investing in research and development that drives innovation – sharing this knowledge with customers and supply chain partners
– Promoting their approach with the industry, the communities they touch, and the talent that wishes to join them.
Ultimately, the sustainability of the process and the assets Claritas Four Zero helps to create is their legacy. A legacy that must be a positive one, not just for future generations but for the current one too.
Tools such as 5D BIM, data analytics and common data environments, are becoming more prevalent across construction projects. While they improve productivity in real time, they are perhaps more significant in paving the way for more disruptive technologies to come.
The construction has always struggled to utilise the vast amount of data it generates. This is due to the bespoke nature of different schemes, and the herculean task of co-ordinating a mainly artisanal supply chain when it comes to collecting, sharing, and using the data generated across the complex construction ecosystem.
Claritas Four Zero is adopting collaborative technology to mine large structured and unstructured data repositories to make sure all stakeholders – designers, engineering consultants, trade contractors, and customers – are all on the same page and informed with real-time data.
These technologies have the potential to redefine the industry by offering game-changing benefits. To make this potential a reality the business is:
– Prioritising the use of digital technology as the bedrock of its whole approach.
– Harvesting and analysing data to mitigate risks and identify trends.
– Leveraging predictability – using data alongside artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to predict outcomes with ever greater reliability.
– Utilising data to eliminate waste and improve plan and equipment productivity.
Ultimately, Claritas Four Zero will use technology and data to connect every phase of a building’s construction and operation – detecting inefficiencies and constantly driving improvements.
Products and components
Claritas Four Zero sees its customers’ assets as configurable products that evolve and improve over time, rather than as one-off projects, designed and built from scratch.
Accordingly, the business works with the very best delivery partners – each with impeachable covenants – to ensure the very best solution for every customer. A single technology or system is never imposed. Instead, Claritas Four Zero always seeks the ‘right fit’ for each project, with the confidence and knowledge to explain why a particular recommendation is being made.
Claritas Four Zero’s ‘Innovation Partnerships’ reflect current procurement and technical requirements. They ensure the business can deploy accredited, proven systems that offer a wide spectrum of building options, whilst also standardising the construction delivery process.
To-date, Claritas Four Zero has concentrated on specific sectors to address current customer requirements – healthcare with Premier Modular and low-rise residential with Saint Gobain. Looking forward, the business aims to constantly broaden its offer through new supply chain partnerships, as it seeks to provide diverse customers with the very best product and component solutions.
Image courtesy of Innovation Partners: Premier Modular
The industrialisation of construction has several purposes: increasing productivity, replacing inefficient manual labour, accelerating the pace of construction, putting new projects into operation more quickly, reducing costs and improving quality
Embracing industrialised construction also means that skill sets, roles, and team structures will evolve. With less time spent on manual tasks, greater automation will allow team members to spend more time on key management tasks that add real value.
Ultimately Claritas Four Zero aims to:
– Make construction processes safer
– Improve efficiency
– Reduce project duration
– Reduce construction cost and rework
– Increase profitability
– Improve staff recruitment and retention.
Image courtesy of Innovation Partners: Saint Gobain