Scheduling and costs are both important aspects of project success, but they’re not the only things that matter. Howe’s expertise extends to many other elements of construction projects, such as:
Constructability Reviews: When a project is conceptualized, firm details like the site, materials and energy requirements can only be estimated. A constructability review seeks to identify anything that could prevent the project from actually being built. It will also confirm if following through is cost effective and something subcontractors will willingly bid for. Early plans and schematics are reviewed, unique aspects of the construction process are considered, and alternatives are explored if an existing idea won’t pan out.
Engineering Analysis: Even if the project as a whole is determined to be buildable, specific elements may need further review. An engineering analysis will review designs and calculate the necessary dimensions and materials to proceed with construction. In general, the analysis should identify concrete details that will need to be addressed to ensure mechanical efficiency.
3-D Scanning: Whether you’re expanding an existing structure or starting from scratch, 3-D scans can provide invaluable data. Lasers or high-definition photographs are used to render detailed 3-D images of the site or an existing building.