Green water management systems
August 5, 2023
Alongside offering its own portfolio of advanced services, T&G works with local, national and international partner companies and suppliers to ensure the Island’s construction industry and its clients have access to innovative engineering solutions. As managing director Johnny Moffett explains, this combination of global know-how and local delivery is a winning proposition. There’s real value on offer – both for the buyer and the wider Island community.
A curious sentiment seems to crop up often when we’re thinking about finding the right expertise for a local requirement or seeking an advanced solution to meet the need. Sometimes it’s expressed openly, but usually covertly. . . or behind closed doors at least.
The sentiment goes something like this: if you need a thing done properly, the first place to look for support is outside the Island. Local individuals or organisations are ‘simply not up to the job’.
Understandably, it’s not a view that T&G, a company with more than 30 years of island trading behind us, subscribes to. We believe the best value approach is seeking a delivery company that fully understands local conditions but which can draw upon global expertise to help shape and deliver the best engineering solutions.
Importantly, we know that this off-Island perspective comes from both in-house experience and established relationships with global companies already providing a range of services worldwide, including meeting the needs of many prestigious clients.
The value of this approach for clients lies in the potential savings, both financial and time, arising from working with people who already understand and have mastered local conditions, constraints and conventions. The wider value comes from focusing investment on the local community and the cyclic benefits of helping create and retain local jobs.
Of course, T&G recognises that local companies and employees will never be able to meet every industry requirement – we’re a small island in a fast-changing world. But growing client expectations, increasing complexity and rising costs demand that we make every effort to find and creating the best solutions for local needs.
This is why we devote time and effort to finding best-in-breed global and local partners capable of ensuring our engineering value continues meeting and exceeding key local needs. I’m proud to say there are numerous examples of this being achieved.
Green water management systems
As Jersey experienced this year, the threat of local flooding is increasing through the impact of global warming on the weather and oceans. The response from the Island government is new policies requiring risk assessment and flood mitigation measures. The response globally has focused on new ‘green’ water management solutions for individual properties and at a community infrastructure level.
T&G works closely with leading UK sustainable water consultants The Environmental Protection Group (EPG), to bring the best practice to the Island. Among the services and solutions that can be offered are:
- Flood risk assessment and water management mitigation recommendations.
- Advanced ‘blue and green’ roof solutions are designed to manage heavy rainfall by capturing and storing water for later reuse while providing wildlife habitat.
- Deployment of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) to reduce surface water flow through environmentally friendly solutions that improve overall water quality and biodiversity.
T&G engineers work alongside EPG specialists to conduct flood risk pre-planning and develop flood mitigation recommendations. For more technically advanced water management solutions, we can call EPG resources directly to engage with clients and deliver services.
We’d love to discuss further with anyone interested in finding out more. Contact Johnny Moffett at [email protected] or +44 (0)1534 867070.
Why choose T & G?
Over more than 30 years in business, we have been involved in projects across the Channel Islands, spanning every type of construction, working on large commissions and small, encompassing the requirements of private and public sector clients. Each has been approached with the same determined, creative professionalism that drives everything T&G does.
Choosing to work with T&G in Guernsey or Jersey provides assurance of the same high quality approach. We take pride in understanding and meeting client requirements, in finding solutions to engineering challenges and ensuring satisfaction at the completion of every project or piece of work.