Someone asked me what our new practice would offer that is different from others. A reasonable question and I started quoting design-led, low carbon construction when I stopped myself. Actually, it really boils down to ‘thinking’ (thank you, Jane, our website design collaborator).

We don’t do enough thinking as an industry and I was reminded of this last week when reviewing an engineering design by an international consultant — some creative thinking, back to first principles, would have spotted the missed opportunity … too often we just do what is least effort and risk … like sitting a lightweight timber structure on shallow rather than piled foundations in this case!