A National Construction Pipeline Report released late last year, talked about the vital role the construction sector will play in Covid-19 recovery. Economic wobbles can spell trouble for construction, but short supply of suitable housing across the country, along with the investment opportunities that bricks and mortar present at a time when leaving cash reserves in the bank is pointless, is seeing an increase in demand (recent data from Stats NZ indicates a 46-year high for new home consents).
In this quick rundown, we cover a few of the key considerations for property development and construction. As a local multidisciplinary consultancy, we have professionals across a number of areas in this field, and are able to pool together insights, innovation and project intel to path the way for our clients.
Eyes wide open and plan in hand:
When you start with feasibility and due diligence, thorough geotech investigations and environmental analysis, you can plan property development with better certainty, informed decision making and reduce the risk of costly disruptions down the line.
From the outset, our Planning, Environmental and Surveying professionals can provide you with accurate information on the nature of your property and discuss your ideas as well as new development possibilities. We will also guide you through zoning rules and consent requirements.
Our team of structural and civil engineers can complete investigations and provide structural analysis to create a building that is fit for purpose and well suited to your local environment.
Saving on time and budget is best achieved by having the right people at the table early in a project.
Utilise smart tech:
To provide a structural solution that best meets the client’s budget and aesthetic requirements, we perform computerised 2D and 3D structural analysis using software that includes Microstran,
Revit and AutoCAD, alongside Virtual and Mixed Reality technology to plan and deliver construction projects with accuracy, effective communication and collaboration across the design and construction teams.
Leveraging multiple information sources and tools, BTW’s smart application of Mixed Reality software is the perfect pairing of intelligence and innovation, resulting in better decision making and use of resources; earlier conflict and error detection, budget, and timeline reliability (reduced delays and waste), and a forward-thinking approach that provides insights for future development.
Our structural engineering consultancy includes structural design, foundation design and retaining wall design; along with a service for earthquake-prone buildings. Complementing our structural engineering services is our ability to offer site supervision or project management throughout the duration of your construction project. Find out more here
Be your project commercial, residential, or somewhere in between; a new build, an alteration, extension or strengthening – BTW’s integrated design services team can make it happen safely with smart solutions that are fit for purpose and to code standards.