We are team players; our approach is always to promote and ensure inclusivity of design by all parties, be they part of the stakeholder group, capital build, facilities management or end user. Major elements of our designs include innovative, energy efficient and sustainable approaches and these require all members of the integral design team and client buy-in to the concept production and execution of these elements. Our goal is to be part of a high performance team unit with the common goal of not only meeting, but exceeding the end users expectations in terms of building form and function, value for money and energy efficiency.
Proven collaborative working within the team is fundamental to the successful completion of any project and we have a proven track record of teamwork. Collaborative working within the team greatly contributes to the co-ordination of inter-disciplinary design co-ordination. This, with the normal design team progress and technical meetings, ensures communication on all design aspects including programming, buildability and cost control throughout the project.
At Hulley & Kirkwood, we are always looking at methods that we can adopt to better our performance and delivery as a whole to our clients. With this in mind, we look to encourage innovation and innovative working practices within the company and continue to develop and implement such practices.
Innovative design solutions and practices have included:
Addressing effective and sustainable low energy designs utilising computer simulation modelling.
Design practices which allow off-site fabrication and modularisation resulting in minimising waste, optimising impact of transportation and improving quality.
Assistance in standardisation development on repeatable rooms in the healthcare and education sectors including engineering components all worked up to exemplar designs.
Our company played a key part in developing these studies which resulted in demonstrable benefits to our clients and end users.
With respect to our own internal processes within our company, we continually review how we work. We have highlighted Knowledge Management and how this is distributed around our business as one of our critical success factors and have developed, along with the University of Strathclyde, our innovative Knowledge Management system which is accessed by all, ensuring the correct information/knowledge is passed to the right person at the right time, efficiently.
With respect to sustainability in our own facilities, our HulleyECO team are currently formulating proposals which we will apply as part of our ISO 14001 procedures.