In just a few years the market has moved from the physical world of the drawing board to the virtual world of 3D modelling and all that comes with it. We can now pretty much view a building from any different angle and in any different situation, night or day, summer or winter, prior to committing a shovel in the ground. The opportunities are endless and only limited by our own imaginations.
Village Plaza Hotel
The Wave Muscat, Oman
AS ENGINEERS IN TODAY'S MARKET, WE DO NOT RELY ON WHAT WE KNEW YESTERDAY
The speed of change through technological advance is scarcely believable.
Collectively we work together to embrace these technological advances bringing insight from our various nationalities, experiences, education and personal interests to today’s engineering world. This is only possible in a highly communicative environment where people are encouraged to form relationships and work closely with others. We all like different things and have different interests; the key is taking the best bits and relating it back to the science of engineering.
We firmly believe in the evolution of engineering and with that comes the need for our engineers to evolve with it. It is not all technology based however and practical experience is equally as important as an engineering model. We ensure that all members of our team are involved in visiting our projects on site.
Whether we learn from the man holding the hammer or the person occupying the space after completion it is important that we learn from what we did do well, what could be done better, and how we could make it easier in future using the technology we have at our fingertips.
Our team is our core and we ensure that everyone visits our projects on site as we feel it critical that we learn from what we did well, what could be done better, and how we could make it easier in future using the technology at our fingertips.
We believe that by being involved from the inception of projects we influence the important passive sustainable elements of a project such as orientation and sun path/shading analysis to optimise free savings in terms of cooling load as, once set, these are difficult to change. We embrace cutting edge technology to reduce energy consumption, providing good engineered solutions, not bolt on gimmicks.
We actively encourage professional membership and pay for our employees to be members of professional bodies as well as supporting them through Membership and Chartership processes.
Australian-born Nathan has more than 20 years’ experience working in the construction industry and is a highly respected member of the local engineering community. He is often called upon to speak on panels at conferences and events in the region.
Cathy Christer is a Chartered Engineer with seventeen years experience and currently a Partner at GAJ. She has a particular experience and interest in the design of energy efficient buildings and the application of renewable energy systems.