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Terrapin has enjoyed nearly 60 years of success and today delivers the best construction solution for every building need

Terrapin拥有近60年的成功经验,今天为每一个建筑需求提供最佳的施工解决方案

Terrapin came into existence in the late 1940s following the rising demand for new buildings after World War II, and during the 1950s and 1960s the company was best known for education accommodation. Terrapin quickly became recognised as a building concept, and when you look up ‘terrapin’ in the Oxford dictionary, the second definition of the word is ‘a prefabricated one-storey building’. For many years ‘Terrapins’ were manufactured under licence in several countries overseas. Today the company’s key customers are in the living accommodation, specialist housing, military, education and health sectors.

Terrapin公司成立于20世纪40年代末,当时正值二战后对新建筑的需求不断增长,在20世纪50年代和60年代,该公司以教育设施而闻名。Terrapin很快就被认为是一个建筑概念,当你在牛津词典中查找“Terrapin”这个词时,这个词的第二个定义是“一栋预制的平房”。多年来,“Terrapins”是在海外几个国家获得许可生产的。如今,该公司的主要客户集中在生活起居、专业住宅、军事、教育和医疗等领域。

Terrapin’s success stems from its early identification of the need for a new form of construction, which would provide quality buildings quickly and at a low cost, whilst adhering to good architectural practice. Whilst that early need was generated by the demand for new buildings, there was also a longerterm need to rethink construction.

Terrapin的成功源于它对一种新建筑形式的需求的早期识别,这种新建筑形式将以低成本快速提供高质量的建筑,同时坚持良好的建筑实践。虽然早期的需求是由对新建筑的需求产生的,但从长远来看,也需要重新考虑建筑。

The building industry had to respond to new pressures – minimising waste, reducing time on site, improving site safety and reducing reliance on traditional skills. All these factors have accelerated the need for offsite manufacture and other modern methods of construction (MMC). The combination of acute building demand, skill shortages, regulatory pressures and affordability created a climate in which the design and construction principles behind the original ‘Terrapin concept’ are now accepted as a vital part of today’s modern building industry.

建筑行业必须应对新的压力——尽量减少浪费,减少现场时间,改善现场安全,减少对传统技能的依赖。所有这些因素都加速了对非现场制造和其他现代施工方法(MMC)的需求。严峻的建筑需求、技术短缺、监管压力和负担能力的结合,创造了一种氛围,在这种氛围中,最初的“Terrapin概念”背后的设计和施工原则,如今被视为现代建筑行业的一个重要组成部分。

“I believe we have tremendous opportunities in the marketplace but it is not getting any easier to secure work, as the supply chain system now means that a majority of the work goes through to large contractors, PFIs (Private Finance Initiative) or PPPs (Public Private Partnerships), or other contractual arrangements. This makes it very difficult for the small to medium players, like us, because it means that we are further down the supply chain,” Nick Whitehouse, the chairman of Terrapin Ltd comments on the current state of the marketplace.

他说:“我相信我们在市场上有巨大的机会,但是要确保工作没有变得更容易,因为供应链系统现在意味着大部分工作都要交给大承包商、PFIs(私人金融倡议)或PPPs(公私伙伴关系)或其他合同安排。”这使得像我们这样的中小企业非常困难,因为这意味着我们在供应链的下游。

“There are a lot of issues in the market especially with managing change – regulations keep changing with the strongest driver being sustainable materials. There is often a lack of good strong data against which to make decisions as to how you measure cradle to grave embodied energy or carbon content in materials and processes. We know we all have to get a lot more efficient and proficient, but how do you do that whilst being cost effective and competitive at the same time because some of these issues are going to cost significant amounts of money in the short term. The biggest challenge is that clients are still only interested in the initial cost rather than measuring the whole life performance of the building.”

“市场上有很多问题,尤其是管理变革方面的问题——监管不断变化,可持续材料是最强劲的驱动力。”关于如何测量从摇篮到坟墓的具体能源或材料和工艺中的碳含量,通常缺乏可靠的数据作为决策依据。我们都知道我们必须变得更加高效和熟练,但如何做到这一点,同时又具有成本效益和竞争力,因为其中一些问题在短期内将花费大量资金。最大的挑战是,客户仍然只对初始成本感兴趣,而不是对建筑的整个使用寿命表现感兴趣。

Delivering tomorrow’s buildings based on the firm foundation of almost 60 years’ experience in pioneering offsite building techniques, Terrapin uses modern construction technologies to deliver better buildings – faster and more sustainably. Its production capabilities and expertise encompass the widest possible range of construction technologies from highly flexible low cost modular construction, through mass replication using steel framed modules, to custom design and component build for larger building projects. Whatever the construction solution, Terrapin underpins it with innovative design, quality engineering and a full range of services, including planning, full project management and finance.

在近60年的建筑技术创新经验的基础上,Terrapin利用现代建筑技术,以更快、更可持续的速度建造出更好的建筑。其生产能力和专业知识涵盖了尽可能广泛的施工技术,从高度灵活的低成本模块化施工,到使用钢框架模块进行大规模复制,再到为大型建筑项目定制设计和构件构建。无论施工方案是什么,Terrapin都以创新的设计、高质量的工程和全方位的服务,包括规划、全面的项目管理和财务支持。

With specialist expertise in education, healthcare and living accommodation (especially for key workers and public sector projects), there is a team uniquely placed to deliver the best construction solution and the best value for every building need. Because the company believes that there are no limits to the quality and efficiency that can be obtained by using modern methods of construction for building procurement, it continues to invest in research and development of building materials, design and construction technologies in order to expand its knowledge and find new solutions to satisfy its clients’ building needs.

我们拥有专业的教育、医疗和居住设施(尤其是针对关键工人和公共部门项目),我们拥有一个独特的团队,能够为每一个建筑需求提供最佳的施工解决方案和最佳的价值。因为公司认为没有限制获得的质量和效率,可以通过使用现代方法构建采购、施工继续投资于建筑材料的研究和开发,设计和施工技术,以扩大其知识和找到新的解决方案来满足其客户的建设需求。

Continuing, Nick outlines the secret to Terrapin’s success and its ability to stay ahead of the game: “The winning formula that has seen us succeed through the years is a combination of being commercially careful and yet technically adventurous. This means that we produce and develop technically sound products through careful commercial analysis and management of risk.

接着,Nick概述了Terrapin成功的秘诀以及它在游戏中保持领先的能力:“多年来见证我们成功的制胜法则是商业上的谨慎和技术上的冒险相结合。这意味着我们通过仔细的商业分析和风险管理来生产和开发技术上可靠的产品。

“We also have specialist knowledge with a good breadth of experience and expertise in our sector and a wide range of skills and support services. The three main ingredients to success lie in our capabilities in design, manufacturing and construction. We also look after our employees with a family type approach to employment because each and every one of our staff is critical to the success we have experienced over the years and they are highly valued.”

他说:“我们亦有专业知识,在我们的行业有丰富的经验和专业知识,以及广泛的技能和支援服务。”成功的三个要素在于我们的设计、制造和建设能力。我们也用家庭式的方式来照顾我们的员工,因为我们的每一位员工都对我们多年来的成功至关重要,他们受到高度重视。

Nick continues by highlighting the company’s strategies for moving forward: “There are no major changes anticipated in our market sectors so we are continuing to invest in new techniques and processes as well as becoming leaner and more effective all the time – so there is a continuous improvement plan.

Nick继续强调了公司前进的战略:“我们的市场部门预计不会有重大变化,因此我们将继续投资于新技术和流程,并一直在变得更精简、更有效——因此我们有一个持续改进计划。”

“We are also increasingly joining forces with strategic partners because I believe it is much better to work together than to paddle in individual canoes; and partnerships do work to the benefit of all. We have joint ventures with the likes of Barratt Homes and Sir Robert McAlpine, licences with Corus and we are currently coming to the end of our part in the Colchester Garrison project – the largest PFI project ever undertaken in the UK to date at £2 billion.”

“我们也越来越多地与战略伙伴联合起来,因为我相信,合作要比单独划桨好得多;伙伴关系确实有利于所有人。我们合资企业Barratt房屋和罗伯特•麦艾尔派恩爵士牌照康力斯集团和我们目前即将在科尔切斯特驻军项目一部分——英国有史以来规模最大的PFI项目到目前为止£20亿。”

In the 1980s Terrapin pioneered revolutionary innovations in design and energy efficiency and in the 90s launched a radical modular construction system with a rigid light steel frame for residential and key worker accommodation. This new technology is at the leading edge of today’s building industry and is being applied in manufacturing the living accommodation modules for the Colchester Garrison.

在20世纪80年代,Terrapin率先在设计和能源效率方面进行了革命性的创新;在90年代,Terrapin推出了一种全新的模块化建筑系统,采用了一种刚性轻型钢框架,用于住宅和关键工人的住宿。这项新技术处于当今建筑行业的前沿,正被应用于制造科尔切斯特警备区的生活起居模块。

From its unrivalled foundation of experience and knowledge, the company has become widely recognised as the market leader in design and engineering innovation for offsite building. Terrapin thinks harder and works smarter in order to deliver a total building solution – a concept it calls intelligent space.

凭借其无与伦比的经验和知识基础,该公司已被公认为场外建筑设计和工程创新的市场领导者。Terrapin更努力地思考,更聪明地工作,以交付一个全面的建筑解决方案——它称之为智能空间的概念。


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