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The Advantages of a site based team

Senior Technical Director Rob Gregory spoke to Construction Week online about the benefits of having a site based engineering team, particularly when designing for retail projects.

 

Designing for retail projects can indeed be complex and client requirements can change by the day. Sourcing technical experts who have worked on retail projects all their lives to design a retail space is the obvious approach, but little thought is often given to the team who have to supervise construction. Instead of sourcing a completely separate team to supervise the construction why not move design engineers to site?

This approach not only offers continuity of staff for the client but also removes the need for lengthy handovers, mitigates the loss of knowledge and facilitates timely responses to the inevitable leasing changes that occur during the construction process on site. Efficiency is improved and value is added to the client.

The full article can be found here.