Construction management

For more than 100 years, Binnies has delivered some of the most complex and challenging water industry construction programmes in the UK and globally. Our design-build capability has developed to safely manage and lead our construction activities with an absolute focus on behavioural safety principles, both on-site and during the design. We have adapted to become more sustainable by adopting new methods of construction such as the Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) methodology and more frequently using catchment-based approaches rather than end-of-pipe solutions.

We place ‘construction to production’, digital and data, service excellence, quality assurance and sustainability at the heart of our construction delivery. That means delivering faster, better and greener; increasing productivity; reducing waste; and leaving a legacy of quality and safety. Binnies’ proactive approach and experience as a design-build delivery partner make us uniquely qualified to manage the most advanced and complex water and wastewater facilities such as Scottish Water’s £110-million Glencorse water treatment works.

We are committed to meeting each project’s specific requirements to assure our clients of a competitive price, schedule certainty, long-term value and environmental sustainability. Across the UK, we have a proven track record of delivering both infrastructure and non-infrastructure capital programmes safely, efficiently, sustainably and collaboratively, including, for example, for Scottish Water through the amey-binnies joint venture.

We have expertise in the delivery of complex capital programmes that include the refurbishment of existing infrastructure and the construction and installation of large-diameter strategic pipelines and wastewater infrastructure. Above-ground refurbishment and renewal can be undertaken on associated network assets such as booster pumping stations.

We design and deliver all capital projects with a key focus on the outcomes for clients, for example, improved water quality, asset resilience and customer-service levels. Our experience of complex capital delivery means that we can innovate in our approach and help to reduce net-carbon emissions, minimise disruption to stakeholders and customers, and deliver on time. Our approach to capital delivery also includes strong governance in relation to quality assurance, commercial management, construction design and management (CDM) safety planning, and final commissioning of assets.

Our skilled site workers and construction professionals collaborate with clients and partners to reliably deliver projects of all scopes and sizes. Moreover, our dedicated start-up and commissioning professionals collaborate and coordinate with all project parties to integrate fully into the overall delivery team without compromising safety, quality or schedule.

We have decades of experience in the self-delivery of construction projects across mechanical, electrical, structural and civil disciplines, and we focus on safety, quality, cost, schedule and client satisfaction. As part of our construction management services, Binnies offers the full range of construction services, either as stand-alone elements or as a full design-build offering. The key elements of construction management that we can support include

  • principal contractor (CDM), site safety advice, audits and inspections
  • control of design, procurement and sub-contracting
  • provision of commissioning teams
  • execution planning, project control and documentation
  • temporary work
  • risk management, change control reporting, and operations and maintenance manual production
  • operational interface management and coordination.

Binnies is part of the RSK Group of companies

RSK Group is a leading integrated environmental, engineering and technical services business offering bespoke end-to-end solutions to a variety of sectors. Headquartered in the UK but with an established presence throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, RSK helps organisations around the world achieve their business aspirations in a sustainable and efficient manner.