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Our aim is to add value for our clients through clear advice and commercial awareness. We strive to bring this to all our projects.

Reuse of Redundant Buildings:  Redundant buildings require extreme refurbishment with issues of fabric neglect and weatherseal failures that have to be addressed in order to bring the building back into economic use.
Additional Floors and Air Rights:   Adding floors to existing buildings is always a challenge with the existing structure and even more so with the foundations. With the advent of air rights, we are now being asked look at feasibility of such schemes more frequently.
Buildability:   This is achieved through practical designs that are economic and easy to construct. Designs only become a reality once they are constructed and we will work closely with contractors in achieving this with strategic method statements particularly with refurbishments and fit-outs in occupied buildings.
Innovation:   It does not happen all the time, but we get a real buzz with that ‘eureka moment’ when creative engineering unlocks potential challenges with a new solution.
Timing:   Timing and programming is crucial to a successful project and is often part of the forgotten triumvirate [it is the poor relation to cost and quality] in measuring the success of a project. We would love to claim that we never late, but it would not be true; we are only human and sometimes we get it wrong.  That does not stop us from striving to manage the dynamic of our deliverables to ensure adequate resourcing for the project programme.
hospitals2Programming and Phasing:   Stage completion can be important to the release of funding of projects with ‘golden bricks’ in social housing. With mixed developments competing of the shell of the retail unit is again a key to allow fit out to commence. 'Fast track' methods reduce the time on long or complex items or making repetitive items more efficient, can lead to saving in the overall programme.
Sustainability:   Sustainability makes good business sense with total life costings, material management and carbon accountability. We are still developing our skills in addressing climate change and sustainability, but some of the areas in which we are currently working are:
Reuse and Salvage:   Reuse and salvage has to be key factors in cost control, material management and carbon accountability.
Regeneration and Adaption:   On brownfield sites we will look to potential of reusing any of the existing structure, foundations and infrastructure.
Carbon Accountability: BREEAM and LEED are both quotient based models that believe sustainability can be reduced to a parlour game of bicycle stands and bat boxes. The next generation of carbon accountability will look at whole life carbon costs with embodied carbon becoming more important. This can already been seen with the reduction of concrete volumes in the foundations.