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Jaimie Johnston MBE, Head of Global Systems at Bryden Wood, explores the game-changing advantages of reference design for construction projects.

Unveiling the Advantages of Reference Design with Bryden Wood

Learn about our innovative approach to design and construction through our video, "What are the benefits of reference design". Join Jaimie Johnston MBE, Head of Global Systems, as he discusses the concept of reference design and its pivotal role in transforming major construction programs.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Understanding Reference Design: Learn about Bryden Wood's unique approach where a centralized, highly optimized core design is developed and then adapted to specific sites and local conditions. This method proves crucial for clients with national or global projects requiring rapid execution.

  2. Efficiency and Cost-Effectiveness: Discover how reference design circumvents the need to start from scratch for each project, thereby saving time and reducing costs. It avoids unnecessary variation that adds expense without value, focusing instead on efficiency and operational effectiveness.

  3. Client-Specific Flexibility: Gain insights into how reference design varies based on client or sector needs, with examples from the UK's Ministry of Justice and the healthcare sector, demonstrating the adaptability and customization of the approach.

  4. Enhanced Design Process: Understand how reference design amplifies benefits, allowing for extensive stakeholder engagement and the integration of best practices into a repeatable design, leading to improvements in asset operation and maintenance.

  5. Continual Improvement Cycle: Learn about the cyclical nature of improvement in reference design, where lessons learned from ongoing operations are integrated into future iterations, fostering continual enhancement rather than constant reinvention.

  6. Strategic Site Selection and Design Optimization: Explore how reference design aids in rapid site viability testing and decision-making, optimizing design while ensuring compliance with technical standards.

  7. Streamlined Project Lifecycle: Understand how reference design accelerates the entire project process, from site selection to design and procurement, reducing design fees, expediting procurement, and providing certainty to the supply chain.

Watch the video and find out how Bryden Wood's reference design approach reshapes the construction landscape, benefiting all stakeholders involved and significantly reducing project timelines. The video not only highlights the immediate advantages of this method but also ties it to broader themes like design automation and construction platform adoption.