How We Work
Transparency of the Process
We are aware that a private Client, that possibly is living the adventure of building a house for the first time, can be confused by the complexity of the design and procurement processes.
- We wish our Clients to feel relaxed about and involved with the processes
- We set out to make the processes fully transparent including explaining how we develop our fee proposal and the scope of work that will constitute our agreement.
- We wish to share our experience.
- We wish to share also the experience of some our previous clients.
We know that designing a house is for the Client a process of knowledge and learning so, communication is the key factor.
George Bernard Shaw once said “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” We want to avoid creating that illusion in building our relationship with our Clients.
For this reason, we are working on the first edition of “Hampson Williams Clients Guide” to expand on the information contained in our web site.
It will be a pleasure to provide you with a copy of the Guide during your first visit to our office to discuss your project.
BIM and Quality of the Process
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a construction industry norm using 3d software for visualisation and the estimation of quantities and costs and determining across the design and project team, a coordinated process.
Hampson Williams have implemented BIM in its process because of the many benefits it can provide including:
- We deliver these models as 3D PDF so, other than Acrobat Reader, no special software is required. The model can be explored both externally and internally and therefore, can provide a virtual visit of your future home with family and friends.
- The availability from the Concept Design onward, a 3D model of the proposed building, available to the Client and the other consultants.
- All information (including that provided by other consultants) is processed as 3D data providing virtual simulation of what will happen on site during the construction.
- Any issues that may arise are identified and resolved before work on site begins.
- The British Government has introduced BIM for all the public works. It has been demonstrated that this achieves a cost savings of at least 20% by avoiding errors and poor coordination resulting in delays during construction.
- BIM allows us to be more efficient for reason that all the information derives from a coordinated model. For this reason, we can provide all the deliverables very quickly and without time wasting (plans, sections, elevations, details, schedules).
- Compared to a traditional 2D approach, we can save around 50% of our drafting time which enables us to dedicate more time to more important matters such as creating attractive and efficient designs and controlling the processes.