Top engineering firms can help you reduce the project’s cost because they understand what is strictly required for each step of the process. Usually, inexperienced firms will charge you for unnecessary permits, processes, or measures, increasing the project’s cost and timeframe. This increases your risk of project delays and/or unforeseen issues when hiring inexperienced firms to handle the job.
One example; We sometimes get hired to take over or re-do LID plans. Other civil engineers, or often the architect attempt to design this by showing the LID BMP’s without effectively considering all the available options or construction and operation/maintenance costs. We tend to see multiple systems in one project- planters, rain barrels, rain gardens, etc. instead of centralizing the LID into one BMP for construction and maintenance efficiency.
The money you think you saved by hiring a cheaper but inexperienced firm can increase tenfold once the project starts, especially if they are not able to handle all the unanticipated issues. An experienced engineer can anticipate or detect potential problems and generate solutions before breaking ground.
Construction is a costly process. When you are in the construction market, you should be looking for ways to save money. The best way to do this is by hiring an experienced civil engineer firm. These firms have a wealth of knowledge and experience that will help them reduce the cost of your project. If you have any questions, please contact us.