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Consultancy

We provide expert advice on every aspect of the built environment at every stage of its life.

Our experienced teams can help you to create high quality developments that meet legislative, client, safety, social and environmental requirements throughout the project.

Planning - we help to plan developments that are sustainable, engage the community, and are secure, pleasant places for people to live, work and travel through.

Design - our experts will help you to design fit-for-purpose, energy efficient buildings that are safe, secure, well lit and ventilated, and make efficient use of water and other resources. We also offer advice on ‘smart' technologies for assisted living, such as telecare and remote monitoring.

Fire safety and security - it is vital to consider fire safety and security issues from the outset. We provide advice to architects, designers, and building controllers at all stages of a project.

Whole life costing - with our experience of building projects and extensive data on materials and component durability, we produce life cycle performance solutions for buildings, backed by life cycle costs.

Specification - if building materials and componenets are to perform well then they must be properly specified and selected. Our expertise in materials and products, and our certification services, will help you to select suitable safe and sustainable materials, products and services. We can also help you improve and develop the performance of your building components, and provide performance assessment as well as service life design and prediction of all construction elements, including materials, structures and indoor environment.

Site efficiency -to maximise site performance and minimise waste, we will help you to use process improvement tools such as CLIP, CALIBRE, and SMARTWaste.

Buildings in use - we carry out post occupancy evaluations to determine how well a building is performing, as well as construction troubleshooting and building investigations to identify and solve problems. We also provide expert witness assistance, particularly in civil litigation and technical arbitration.

Refurbishment - our practical guidance on renovation techniques helps building professionals and housing stock managers with refurbishment projects.