Every construction project has 4 important components that must be balanced; cost, quality, timescale and safety.
- Will the project cost more than the budget allows?
- Will the quality of the building and materials mean it is structurally sound?
- Will time be wasted in the planning phases of the project, incurring additional costs?
- Will the property be safe for the families, colleagues and customers that are intended to use it once completed?
These are the questions that are answered by the ADS team on a daily basis in our capacity as Structural Engineers. In general, structural engineers bring architects’ drawings to life, making calculations and recommendations as to the supporting structure that allows that property to be built safely, on time, within budget and stand for many years to come.
Meeting Budget Requirements
Through experience, blended with innovative technology, ADS can calculate the most cost-efficient materials that allow the structure to be built properly whilst eliminating wastage meaning funds can be reallocated to other areas of your project.
Whilst your budget is important, so is the quality of your building. Whether commercial or domestic, your building is a reflection of you and your organisation or family. ADS can make recommendations as to building materials that meet both your quality and budget requirements. These are then demonstrated in high quality 2D and 3D visualisations to ensure all parties understand your project in exception detail; maximising their ability to produce quality work.
Costs are incurred from the first day of your project. The longer it takes to complete your planning, design and build phases, the more expensive it can be. ADS continually invest in technology and experienced team members to save you time in two ways. Firstly, advanced technology shortens the process of producing drawings and cost-effective plans for your project. Secondly, once engineers and contractors are on-site, the high quality drawings and visualisations have allowed teams to work around topographical issues that would otherwise cause delays to works.
Ensuring a project is completely safe in its construction and use is a priceless task. The safety of those you intend to use the property upon completion is of paramount importance. Construction and refurbishment is designed to match the purpose and personality of the property however there are structural considerations to ensure that there are no accidents in the short or medium term that could lead to significant problems. ADS will always strive to meet your design with innovative engineering that means seamless use of your building without compromising the safety of those inside.