Innovation & Materials
As surveyors working within the built environment we ensure that we are capable of advising customers and colleagues on the latest innovations and material developments. Modern materials are often stronger, lighter, are more durable and offer better functionality. Traditional material and technical solutions are being challenged particularly in the context of insulation, fire resistance, energy efficiency and technology conductive end products such as electro-charged glass. Our Prop Tech commitment at Harris Associates ensures that we have the knowledge and skills to offer a flexible and independent assessment of what’s best for our clients (and buildings!).
Energy Effeciency & Sourcing
We work alongside many mechanical and electrical engineering consultancy firms, very often with regard to the updating or renewal of existing services installations. Our role as surveyors is often to project manage large schemes and so our knowledge of the latest advancements is an absolute must. We combine our own skills with those of other experts to advise our customers on both energy efficiency and energy sourcing options and opportunities.
This includes advice on methods of heat recovery, insulation options and heat loss solutions, advice on the use of the latest energy insulating glass, roof insulation products and retro-applications through to assessing renewable energy options, sources of energy and how users of energy can transform to become suppliers.
We have experience of developing energy strategies for the most challenging of portfolios and in particular the private residential mansion block sector.