Whole Life Consultants Ltd (WLC Ltd) is a spin out company of the University of Dundee. It was founded in 2004, to commercialise the results of research projects and expertise developed by the Construction Management Research Unit (CMRU).
WLC Ltd conducts first class contract research, solving problems others cannot solve. Drawing on cutting edge research we offer consultancy only in niche markets where we have specialist and highly developed expertise. We disseminate our research and the tools we have developed through a variety of knowledge transfer mechanisms including training and the provision of pragmatic guidance to practitioners on a wide range of subjects. WLC Ltd’s core activities are contract research and consultancy in the field of construction, including: Whole life costing, risk based asset management, sustainability assessment, Labour forecasting and productivity improvement.
The consultancy funding we have received from ETP has led to the development of the functional specification for an Integrated Sustainability Benchmarking Tool (ISBT). WLC Ltd have received useful support from our academic partner (Glasgow Caledonian University). We benefited from access to the skills and expertise of the academic and research staff within the School of Engineering and Built Environment. The assistance we have received from ETP has led to the development of the functional specification for an Integrated Sustainability Benchmarking Tool (ISBT). The support has also informed WLC Ltd of the challenges that need to be overcome in order to develop a fully commercial ISBT. The concept of ISBT will allow the user to assess sustainability performance of buildings in a simpler and holistic way and provide more cost effective ways of assessing and benchmarking the sustainability performance of buildings. It will also provide the means of efficiently analysing sustainability performance in order to find the best whole life sustainable design solution of a building.