Is there another way? – Flip It
Challenging existing design concepts and providing improved solutions
Rarely is there only one way to do something. We pride ourselves on being able to see the unseen and reveal new ways of delivering projects that may not have been considered or properly investigated.
Appointed post tender by the contractor Toureen Group on the Terminal 4 Hotel project, we introduced a simple ground bearing raft design as an alternative to the piled-raft foundation solution, which had been accepted as the best option for this heavy, reinforced concrete framed building.
This fresh perspective reduced the need for more than 500 piles and the cost of the construction by approximately £1M, ensuring the contractor was awarded the project without compromising any of the above ground architecture.