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UK-based modular construction firm announces US expansion

by Liam Turner
Aerial photo of Boston, Massachusetts

UK-based design firm Bryden Wood has announced plans to open a new headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts, in a bid to expand its north-American operations.

The company – which utilises a digital and automation approach to building design, with a focus on sustainability – already has three US projects in the works.

Bryden Wood uses a platform approach by using digital configurators and commercial models such as integrated project delivery to map out projects and specifications digitally.

The method also aims to create fewer carbon emissions. 

Bryden Wood works on a variety of projects, but specialises in data centers.

Jaimie Johnston, Bryden Wood board director, said: “This move puts us at the center of an industry that embraces change – with large, tech-led clients working in innovative ways and moving quickly.

“Being a US-registered company, with global teams, will enable us to take a leadership position for our US clients.” 

Bryden Wood is working with The Boldt Co. on a major manufacturing facility in the US, Canadian constructor Chandos, and digital platform creator KatalystDI.

Bryden Wood is also partnering with TerraPraxis and MIT on ‘repowering coal,’ an initiative to cut global carbon emissions by repowering coal-fired power plants with small modular reactors.

Phil Langley, board director and head of Bryden Wood’s creative technologies division, said: “Clients want more control in the way they make key decisions about their future assets.

“They want to get to market faster, be more productive, and achieve their climate goals.

“This means developing new, ownable, creative technologies to enable automated design.

“We develop algorithmic design software for the global data center and transport sectors that simply isn’t being developed anywhere else.”

Image: Boston skyline. Credit: Richard Cavalleri/Shutterstock

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