||This project looked at designing a supply chain solution to improve the energy efficiency of the vast majority of the 26 million UK homes which will still be in use by 2050.It looked to identify ways in which the refurbishment and retrofitting of existing residential properties can be accelerated by industrialising the processes of design, supply and implementation, while stimulating demand from householders by exploiting additional opportunities that come with extensive building refurbishment.The project developed a top-to-bottom process, using a method of analysing the most cost-effective package of measures suitable for a particular property, through to how these will be installed with the minimum disruption to the householder. This includes identifying the skills required of the people on the ground as well as the optimum material distribution networks to supply them with exactly what is required and when.
The purpose of this work package task has been to investigate three particular concepts;
- “To define within the context of the OTEoEH project what an acceptable level of intervention will be for the five main housing types selected for scenario testing.”
- “To undertake a Technology development activity to identify technical opportunities that are capable of reducing identified risks of refurbishment to acceptable levels as defined above.”
- “To include in the series of workshops, special attention to skills, culture and systems and processes issues within the construction industry.”
This paper is deliverable 7.4, and is designed to summarize Health and Safety papers and in particular, to highlight how the new ideas and concepts developed in Workpackage 7.3 could be applied to the Peabody house-types identified in Workpackage 7.2.
The consortium were also asked to also look at a plan for developing any intellectual property arising from Workpackage 7, but none has arisen, so this will not be taken forward.
This paper highlights the leading trends and key issues around health and safety and these are illustrated from the insights from the workshops and include the appropriate recommendations for action.
The application of Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations to RetroFix and RetroPlus are considered before looking at the new ideas and concepts and their application to the Peabody house-types.
The key technology concepts discussed include:
Please note this report was produced in 2011/2012 and its contents may be out of date.
- Laser scanning and CNC machining
- The use of drones to take photos and video of inaccessible places as part of a survey
- Offsite production of roof panels and units
- Improved access systems
- Assistance for manual handling