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Reasons to be cheerful……on a sunny Friday

Posted 18 months ago

Having spent a number of years concerned about the construction sector we can genuinely say that in the 24 years we have been serving the industry we have never seen our offices so busy. Every metric that we use to measure our business is seeing an all-time high.

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'You can choose your friends, but you can't choose your family'

Posted 18 months ago

I've been part of the construction industry family for over 15 years now and it's fair to say we are a dysfunctional bunch! But the construction industry is my home and part of that deal is to share it with my family. As the old saying goes; 'you can choose your friends but you can't choose your family'

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The Apprentice Award: Stairway to Success

Posted 18 months ago

This month sees us in the final for the Shropshire Business Awards Apprentice of the Year Award! We are obviously delighted and thought it would be fitting to throw the spotlight onto our very own TDS apprentices and a recent project that they worked on and completed under the careful guidance of their mentor, Steve.

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Park Regis Hotel Feature Stair

Posted 18 months ago

One of TDS’s most recent architectural metalwork projects is open for the world to see, as the brand new Regis Park Hotel in Birmingham opened for business this March. We were commissioned on the design of a feature staircase to take pride of place in the lobby of the new hotel in part of a £50 million redevelopment. It was all modelled by us in 3D enabling us to come up with a viable design for this superstructure.

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Top of the Pops: Top 10 BIM Challenges

Posted 18 months ago

Last week we attended a BSI all day event to work with some of the sectors brightest talent on understanding the real practical challenges that BIM level 2 implementation is giving the industry.

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6 Entries in Tekla Model of the Year

Posted 19 months ago

As a company we love getting recognition for the work that we do, especially when we are being judged in an industry specific forum by our peers. There is something enormously satisfying in receiving acknowledgment for your output by those who understand and can appreciate the hard work put in. So when Tekla announced that the UK Tekla Awards would be returning this year, we set to work submitting some of our favourite designs over the last year to the CAD world’s answer to the Oscars.

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Next Generation Offsite Construction

Posted 19 months ago

This week saw the Annual Build Offsite Conference at the Institute of Civil Engineers take place. We registered in anticipation of learning from some of the industry greats, networking and spending some time with our construction sector colleagues at the bar, which is always a great way to round off the day.

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Birmingham New Street Challenges Overcome

Posted 19 months ago

TDS has taken on one of its most complex and challenging projects to date - detailing the cladding and support frame for the Southern Hub ticket office at the end of the new Navigation Street footbridge, which forms part of the multi-million pound Birmingham New Street Station Gateway Plus redevelopment.

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All at sea with BIM?

Posted 19 months ago

The art of construction has been embedded into our genealogy throughout the course of time. Since the most primitive shelters constructed at the dawn of mankind, to the great pyramids of Giza - built over 4 and a half thousand years ago – we move into the modern day. Phenomenal feats of engineering, such as the Khalifa Tower in Dubai, the Three Gorges Dam - China, or France’s Millau Viaduct – the tallest, most elegant bridge to date, are all accomplishments which spring to mind when I consider how far humankind has come in their quest to construct.

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4 Years of BIM – Looking Back at Chiswick Park

Posted 19 months ago

4th April 2016 saw the deadline for BIM Level 2 compliance across the UK. This industry-wide shake up has left many scrabbling to conform, and whilst many larger organisations have managed to filter it in, and some smaller companies have shoehorned it into practice, here at TDS Midlands, we have put our feet up safe in the knowledge that we have been BIM compliant for over 4 years.

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