SLS Design Consultants Limited
Structural Engineering Policy Statements
Good communication within the design team is crucial to delivering a successful project. All our projects are allocated to a single Director who remains with the project from inception until site completion. We embrace all forms of IT communication but remain committed to the benefits afforded by regular attendance at design development and site progress meetings.
SLS Design Consultants encourage the whole design team to debate the structural form of any new building. Modern buildings, regardless of their end use, are invariably a complex combination of related components and interfaces and it is important that the structural solution recognises the needs of the other design disciplines. A well co-ordinated design offers optimum returns for the client whilst minimising contractor risk and cost fluctuation.
Practical Buildable Designs:
At SLS Design Consultants we believe that good structural engineering design is not only about innovation and advanced computer aided design but is also about the application of sound building knowledge, and it is our ability to combine these elements which provide overall benefit to the project. The optimum structural solution for a project may take into account such factors as the integration of services to minimise overall structure height, the accommodation of sound attenuation measures where appropriate, critical component lead times and their impact on project build time, as well as unit costs and environmental considerations.
Speed of Construction:
Speed of construction is, of course, a paramount consideration but it is important that this is assessed in terms of the overall building and not the structure frame in isolation. For example, varying a structural solution to accommodate an integrated services installation may add to the frame complexity but can have significant cost and time benefits at construction stage.
Having agreed critical information release dates and programme milestones with the client and design team, SLS Design Consultants will develop an internal programme to actively monitor the information production process and ensure the timely issue of information required.
SLS Design Consultants are committed to the provision of a high quality professional service combining creative design with cost effective engineering solutions. We understand that our clients want an open, co-operative and flexible working relationship where everyone is focused on achieving common objectives. We are therefore committed to satisfying our clients' requirements working together in a partnership approach with the whole project team.
If you have a structural engineering design problem call top structural design engineers, David Smith or Tony Simpson on 0115 943 5667 or email.
on 0115 943 5667 or email.
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