Building Performance Optimisation
What if we told you it’s possible to assemble some of the leading engineers in the world to work as a team to make your vision viable and even stretch it beyond your ambitions?
With our global approach to drawing together the key specialists to answer your challenge, your project is many steps ahead from day one.
We call this process Enginuity.
Have a run through with our tool, setting your criteria, the scale of your project and its sector. Quickly you can visualise the range of specialists that could assist in making your project exemplary. It is the connections between these specialist where the magic happens, fertile ground for ideas and inventiveness. When you work with two or more BuroHappold specialists, one plus one really does equal three.
Achieve more for less. Make your buildings and spaces resilient, high functioning and productive assets
Building performance optimisation is about:
a. Reducing the operating costs of a building
b. Increasing the effectiveness of the processes a building facilitates
c. Increasing the effectiveness and wellbeing of the staff working by enhancing the building environment
d. Increasing business security by having a more resilient building
Are you seeking to reduce energy and operation costs? Or perhaps to review the efficiency and reliability of your building’s technology systems? Is crowding, congestion and wayfinding an issue? Whatever your priorities, we enjoy solving the most complex building performance issues.
Your asset is unique which means you need a unique strategy to balance improvements over the investment, versus the potential returns. With a BuroHappold team focused on optimising your building’s performance, you can expect creative thinking seasoned with practical and pragmatic advice.
Think ‘people centred design’ – it works on many levels
Our own investment into research has given us insights into how buildings are really used by people. Is improvement in occupant comfort, wellbeing and safety a priority? To learn more we worked with Morphosis Studio in Los Angeles as a live study environment which included post occupation evaluation (POE). As pioneers of people-centred design, we are able to elevate tired spaces and implement new technologies to enhance the environment, creating a positive response to your asset which is half the battle in ensuring an asset grows in value.
You can also take advantage of our service to predict people movement, using our real-time simulation tools. These help to optimise layouts and enhance the visitor experience, as we did for London City Airport. We can then fine tune operational parameters. At Queens Hospital our study saved £3m by removing the need for a new building, by using existing assets more efficiently. At The Royal United Hospital we determined the utilisation of each outpatient departments. This analysis enables the utilisation to be increased thus releasing the space occupied by three of the departments for the construction of a new oncology department. At Heathrow T4 we created a computer simulation of the baggage handling routes before putting them into practice, reducing risk and saving significant costs.
We strive for measurable results, whilst ultimately increase reliability, performance and the value of buildings. View our work on Jeff Jack apartments, the refurbishment of the David Attenborough Building, Cambridge UK and Doha College, Doha. In fact, post occupancy evaluations and monitoring of performance provides us the intelligence to continuously innovate and build upon the successes of the past, which means you have access to world leading practitioners.
To explore how we would go about optimising your building’s performance see our EnginuityTM tool here.