Innovation is the key to the building of tomorrow. The construction sector has made substantial advances over the past few decades towards improving the quality of life for people, but the fact remains that society’s expectations have risen even faster.
Innovation requires close co-operation between design and construction and this is exemplified in the approach of James E Allen.
In Australia, trends towards longer term relationships between Clients and the construction industry through partnering relationships will assist in overcoming the short-term project based assessment of the return on investment which has historically stifled much innovation.
Nevertheless, there have been important achievements, which demonstrate that significant efficiencies can be achieved through properly managed and implemented R&D.
Two examples of this implementation are energy efficient office buildings, which have achieved dramatic savings in water and electricity consumption, and value engineering / value management, which realize dramatic savings in construction time and cost.
James E Allen knows where the maximum value can be recovered from investment and where the need is greatest, setting priorities which can be focused, explored, benchmarked and analyzed during the design process to improve quality and commerciality in terms of improved competitiveness within our industry.
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