The building design is a crucial step in the road to completing a high-quality building. There are a lot more aspects to be considered in addition to aesthetics such as sustainability of the building materials, construction procedures, onsite operations and sustainability of the building. For a high-performance building, you need to have a professional at the helm from the beginning of the construction project.
There are so many things that can go wrong so you need to have the main contact person who ensures the performance of the building and responds to issues that come up during construction quickly and effectively. Gap Design professionals will carry out a full site inspection and feasibility study before the design stage kicks off so that variants such as weather patterns, orientation, surrounding context are taken into account.
Also, from detailed discussions with the client, the activity that goes on inside the building and the usage of the building can be clarified. If you are not in the industry and you are thinking of building a home on your own, that is certainly possible but there is a whole other dimension of functionality and aesthetics that a professional can bring to the table.
Technology has undergone many developments and advancements that it has provided many tools for building designers to come up with a good building. They can design for better and integrate all systems from the beginning by adopting new technology that can transform the level of efficiency your building can reach. The performance of buildings is scrutinized now more than ever because of environmental pollution and global warming issues. Buildings are responsible for a large portion of carbon emissions so new buildings are designed with high-performance in mind that aligns with national standards.
There are so many parameters of a building that can affect its use of energy such as the shape of the building, orientation, finishes used in the final stage, material properties etc. A building designer will focus careful thought and consideration on the envelope of a building as this has a large effect on energy use. With the right amount of insulation, finishing materials, types of windows, glazing options etc. you can positively affect building performance without having the initial cost of construction go up.
Cost-saving methods will be adopted from the beginning and you will be apprised of preliminary costing from the beginning so that you are aware of the overall budget you need to have. Cost can be maintained with different design decisions and the use of different materials and techniques. So you need to inform the building designer of the budget you have in mind so that they can design accordingly. They can also offer you options when it comes to constructing the building in stages so that you receive a quality product at the end. Building designers also have different types of software at hand that can analyse the performance of the building from the initial design stages so that they can make certain modifications to increase its value.