|Architecture||Shell & Core|
In the design of shell buildings, it is the functional element that often governs the direction of the final product. Buildings must be designed from the "inside out" to achieve the most efficient use of space and material, in a manner that responds directly to the needs of the market place.
Design and production represents the integration and coordination of a wide realm of expertise in state-of-the-art construction techniques, ranging from curtainwalls, concrete tilt-up, single ply roofing, to glass fiber re-inforced concrete panels. In addition operating systems, such as elevators, cooling towers, fan coil units, and lighting may be computer controlled by energy management systems to meet state energy standards.
The pre-construction design process typically observes the following outline:
During the actual construction process, Urban Concepts offers services designed to deal with Construction Team, in keeping with terms established under the AIA standard contract forms.