The objective here is to gather quality information to aid intelligent decision-making as well as supplying back-up documentation, ensuring that the feasibility of your venture is firmly established before it goes ahead.
Its about ensuring that your project will produce the results that you want it to in the end. Building is a costly and time-consuming process and it is therefore prudent to conduct an extensive and thorough study of the project feasibility before it is given the green light. By undertaking this process, you greatly enhance the probability of success of the project by addressing and mitigating factors early on that could affect it at a later date. A proper feasibility study will also assist you in securing the necessary funding from lending institutions and other monetary sources, if needs be, as well as convincing investors that your project is on a sound footing and thereby aiding you to attract equity investment.
Sustainability is an essential service for several reasons; it takes a holistic view of the project and ensures that the building, its materials and its energy requirements are as efficient and environmentally friendly as possible. Factors which affect the building occupants are also considered, to ensure that they will live in a healthy and productive environment.
A sustainability study is a vital process that contributes to a buildings ultimate success in many different ways. First, we must consider the materials that form the structure itself while also ensuring that it is designed for optimal efficiency and performance. Operating costs must be weighed up and energy design is a large part of this – increased use of control systems for water delivery and energy use can lower Operational and Maintenance costs considerably and this is one of the primary goals of sustainable design. Not only can it play a significant role in reducing costs but in minimising the structures overall effect on the environment, both during construction and over the long term. Last but certainly not least, the health and welfare of the occupants must be considered. By creating a healthy indoor environment we can assist in offsetting the trend towards increased insurance claims related to indoor air quality problems. If the building is for commercial purposes, the design must enhance productivity in the workplace. People are always at the centre of what we do, so ensuring occupant satisfaction is a critical part of this discipline.