Who are we?
Build Collective is a bespoke engineering consultancy with a flexible and nimble approach to civil and structural engineering design. We enjoy working with steel, concrete, timber, masonry and glass to provide excellent and efficient engineering solutions to the diverse problems posed by new and existing buildings, structures and landscapes.
We are committed to dealing fairly with our clients and we expect clients to be fair to us. We show this commitment through our fees, programmes and communication of reasonable expectations throughout our projects.
We are committed to environmental sustainability and strive to consider the future of each of our designs and their impact on the planet. We endeavor to use materials efficiently and, therefore, to 'play to their strengths' by using most suitable materials for the engineering problem at hand.
We are a knowledgeable and nimble team delivering good engineering creating in a learning environment. Enjoying design process, exploring new materials and concepts and through problem solving and through ingenuity we seek to achieve effective and elegant engineering solutions across all sectors and project sizes.
We think of all projects from a materials first principle, i.e. We as the necessary questions: have we got the right material being specified in the right place, this maybe for differing considerations of aesthetic, commercial or spatial reasons and just because that is what is normally used is it right or can we do better for you, the Environment and for future generations?
What we do
Build Collective provides Structural and Civil Engineering design solutions for Architects, private and public clients throughout the UK, and become involved at various different stages of the design and construction process. Sometimes it may evolve from an informal chat about ideas and other times its a complete design, taking it from a few sketched lines to a completed product. We divide the work we do into three phases:
Planning - we help with the planning process, in terms of highways, drainage etc and provide ideas and concepts to architects
Design - we use our unique processes to design the whole package, from foundations to structural frame and architectural steelwork (Stairs, handrails etc)
Construction - we can also help in the temporary works design and help in resolving the issues that happen on site during construction.
We like to meet those involved in the projects, to get to know them and understand their concerns and worries of the project, we like to make sure we know who we will be talking to on the phone or communicating via email for the length of the project.
With the size of the business, each project is important, and we also appreciate that during any project that scope and budgets may change, so we try and make sure we understand and clearly convey what we will be doing for you.
We do so much more, see our Services section of all the Engineering related work we are involved in and can provide.
Build Collective Defined
We took a long time to think about the brand name, as most practices seem to start with the owners name and end up shortening to initials etc, we wanted to ensure that we captured who and what we are in the name of the practice, not just a single individual person, but a collective of individuals that want to work together on buildings and structures.
The plan is to make the business a Employee Owned. So as a group we considered the meaning of each of the words of the company (Build Collective) as well as the tag (Diversity in Design) like to see what we are trying to achieve.
collective-adjective [ before noun ]
design-noun [ Plan ]
diversity-noun [ S or U ]