Effective Design for Construction and Fit Out
From day one, your vision becomes bigger with BuroHappold. We expand its parameters, pushing harder, exploring further and investigating more deeply into every project. Our teams of leading engineers not only meet every challenge, but also stretch your ambitions to create a truly transformative structure.
When we connect our engineering professionals around an approach, magic happens. It is something that perhaps clients miss out on with more traditional, silo-styled practices. It is the connections between these specialisms where the magic happens, creating fertile ground for invention and new ideas. We call these approaches ‘Service Offers’ – start exploring them by choosing one from the list below.
Access broad and deep experience in design for construction and fit out
Benefit from thorough and careful planning throughout your project. Our target is always zero-error project process, which means saving time and money on site and offering you a better return on investment. Providing support throughout the whole design and construction process, we look for opportunities for better ‘cost certainty’ and reduced risk, as was the case with the London Olympic Main Press Centre.
Another project that exemplifies our approach is One Angel Square, Manchester. This was a complex task worked across a tight set of constraints and a stringent brief which focused on reducing carbon emissions and energy use. The result? A happy client in a project that was awarded a score of 95.16%; the highest ever by BREEAM and a project delivered on time and budget.
Accelerating the building process
‘Buildability’ is crucial and so we consider ways to prefabricate, as used on Millennium Dome and O2 Arena, or to modularise the building system, as in the Haramain high speed railway stations design. Flexible, adaptable and rapid, these approaches mean designs can be constructed, and problems identified long before they even get to site.
The latest design technologies applied
We passionately believe that digital engineering such as Building Information Modelling, as used on the Yinchuan Art Museum development, will be a key factor in the future design of all buildings and will lead to improving the interface between design and construction. It helps our team visualise the entire project in terms of design and process, putting everyone literally on the same page, read ‘model’, a virtual 3D environment.
Integrated teams mean greater efficiencies
We like nothing better than to create a team of integrated specialists. At BuroHappold we work together to streamline the process and have conversations that create Eureka moments. And we work work equally well as part of the larger project team. In fact, Contractors use our skills to win work and we often help property agents and developers to unlock greater value from their projects.