Beyond usual stages of project development, thanks to its multi-disciplinary team and its investment in innovative resources, the agency can undertake many tasks in-house, usually outsourced, thus enabling for money saving and time saving, and offering a great knowledge base:
- 3D laser scanner (LEICA) for measurements and modeling
- Modelling of 3D scale-models in a collaborative process (BIM)
- Diagnostics, surveys and restoration of decors
- Historic and heritage diagnostics (Buildings, gardens, urban sites)
- Diagnostics of reinforced concrete buildings
- Knowledge and expertise in regulatory constraints and compliances (safety, accessibility etc.)
- Knowledge and expertise of listed building, old building techniques and 20th century heritage
- Project economics
- Site planning and organisation
- Communication and assistance with search for cultural patronage (project summary, design graphic tools and production, group coordination)
However, if any project demands some very specific skills, within our cross disciplinary network, we would call some specialist advisors to team up, in order to respond in the best way for project challenges.
WORKING METHOD: COLLABORATIVE AND CROSS-DISCIPLINARY
Our work method for projects calls for the ability to meet with one another, engage in dialogue and listen. We team up for each project not just for that occasion but because each member of the team has already worked together and/or really shares the same thought processes. Compared with the top-down organisation of the past, we favour a collaborative method of working which has proven its worth in several of our projects. Workshops are held for all stakeholders involved in the project, sometimes on site, right from the Diagnostic stage. On certain projects and at the client’s instigation, Technical and Scientific Monitoring Committees are set up to give a restoration project its totally collective aspect.