When construction engineering is deployed successfully, the full scope of the project is completed before the deadline and without exceeding the budget. In practice, this requires solid skills in project management, combined with technical knowledge.
You can have a high-performance design for all the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems in your building, compliant with the applicable building codes. However, without the services of qualified construction engineers, converting the design documents into completed work can be a significant challenge.
The cost, scope and schedule of a project must be tracked and managed at all times during the construction process, and quality is only achieved if all three variables are controlled effectively. The following are some examples of how a project can go off-track without construction engineering services:
- Completed on time or even ahead of schedule, but exceeding the budget.
- Completed on budget, or even for less, but delivered late.
- The worst-case scenario is completing the project late and exceeding the budget.
With exceptional construction engineering, it may be possible to complete a project early and for less than originally budgeted.