When assembling a consultancy team for your build there are a number of parties that need to be engaged, but when to involve them and in what sequence can impact the efficiency of your project.

Maximise Value Feasibility 

A profitable development begins with a detailed feasibility that identifies all potential building risks from the outset. Occurring during all phases of a building project, these risks vary in severity and are categorised by safety, cost and efficiency. If detected early on they can be easily mitigated, by relying on a Structural Engineer to determine suitable pathways for a more viable build. This process allows the developer to see into the future of the project, realising the maximum value of the build before critical decisions are made.

Optimise Creative Design

Design can only go as far as its surrounding environment will allow. Creative architecture should never be bound by building constraints which is why engaging a structural engineer early on should be a top priority. Finalising design plans without considering building risks and opportunities often leads to frustration and additional costs for the client. Early collaborative notions between the designer and engineer will help optimise the design of a building, maximising its usable area and ensuring that the structure is compatible with other spatial systems and components.

Limit Construction Challenges 

Where the architect drives the visual design, the Structural Engineer creates the skeleton of a building. Without this bottom-line structural foundation, the aesthetic of the design may not reach its potential. Construction challenges are a natural by-product of any property development but if the right strategy, conducted by the right structural engineering team is in place they can be managed and resolved in the early stages of design. For example, a buildings structure is rooted to its foundations so it’s essential to identify opportunities for efficient foundational on-site materials while minimising expensive excavations.

Create Adaptive Outcomes   

In today’s fast-paced environment, external factors such as sustainability, building codes and design trends require a level of malleability in order to reach a property outcome reflective of its time. Introducing a Structural Engineer at preliminary stages gives choice in space arrangement and control in embodied carbon outputs plus many more areas of flexibility in design, time and budget.

Engaging with Matter early in your development not only allows you to share project goals but align them to realistic project outcomes. We can help you develop a schedule that enables all stakeholders to conduct smoothly and ultimately deliver a successful project.