Dunbar and Boardman have worked on many new construction projects over the years. Construction projects are becoming ever more complicated. This is partially due to the complexity of plans for many buildings but also as a result of new standards for sustainability and best practice. For example, the UK has some of the most ambitious targets in world for so called ‘zero carbon’ standards. The architectural community in the worldwide has embraced architecture that minimises the negative environmental impact of buildings by efficiency, choice of building materials and regulation of energy consumption.

This focus has led to the successful completion of low energy buildings such as The Green Building in Manchester City Centre. Vertical transportation is just as important as sustainability in deciding the potential success of a building. All successful buildings must be able to transport people and goods efficiently. Vertical transportation systems usually account for between 2-7% of a building’s energy consumption.