Working together for a better solution
Designing for process buildings is like solving a complex puzzle –
it requires an integrated approach to put it all together
For us, integrated design is all about teamwork. It’s the way we’ve always worked. It requires integrating the entire team – owners, architects, engineers, and constructors – and for us to coordinate, collaborate and work together from the beginning of the project to create the optimal solution.
For process buildings, engineering consultants have an especially critical role in the earliest stages of the design process – their ideas can influence architecture and literally help shape the building. As there is often so much valuable equipment, utilities, and systems and controls to coordinate, we must carefully fit and integrate the resulting engineering systems into our design.
By taking an integrated design approach, we open our minds to new solutions and approaches, and are able to create designs that allow for constructability, operability and maintenance.