On a site as incredibly busy as Heathrow, logistics are always going to be the greatest challenge. With just five and a half hours daily in which to access the airport, all installations required meticulous planning. Working through the night, MIW’s engineers would have no recourse should tools or fixings fail. And there would be no room for negotiation, should there be any delay in delivery. MIW took these obligations very seriously and safeguarded against any potential problems, installing all of the units on schedule.
Prior to installation, MIW as able to provide the Heathrow Project Management Team with BIM files, technical and specification details to allow for comprehensive planning.
Heathrow’s other requirements were met through successful collaboration. The MIW team worked closely with the Heathrow Project Management Team to discover which apparatus would best meet the needs of the airport. WRAS (Water Regulation Advisory Scheme) and CE (European Conformity) approval guaranteed that the equipment would comply with any water authority guidelines. The MIW team used their own extensive knowledge to recommend Halsey Taylor & Elkay units that would be able to withstand the potential use that the site’s enormous footfall would dictate, while adhering to the Equality Act (2010). MIW was also able to offer the units in line with the requirements of Heathrow’s Project Management Team with bottle counters to track the usage.
Although the Heathrow Project Management Team made their decision to directly manage the branding of the new drinking equipment in line with their existing units, the MIW team were able to provide advice on the best materials and systems to use to ensure a safe a lasting finish.