Architecture has simultaneously become one of the most dynamically developing and fastest-changing industries in recent decades. Market expectations are often completely transformed in 4- to 5-year periods, following changes in the managerial sector’s mindset that determines market decisions. By 2008, the Great Recession brought significant new directions in design and construction, and these changes are now playing an increasingly important role as the COVID-19 crisis comes to an end. Investors have become more cautious, more aware, and want to cover market needs faster and more perfectly than ever before. This is a trend that directly affects the architecture, design, and construction sectors. Today, it is no longer enough to design a unique building in appearance or perfect in its functionality; it must also come with precise execution, budget planning, and adherence to budget plans, i.e., a professional and complex execution. There is no room for errors that seriously affect the final costs, deadlines, and quality, nor is there room for the later correction of conceptually bad solutions. The market must grow to meet these expectations. The traditional design and construction sub-processes have become more complex, and the professional supervision/consulting that has accompanied the entire process has taken on a critical role. Consulting has always existed in architecture, but traditional design offices have tried to provide it for themselves, which is not acceptable as an objective solution for investors and clients. There is a serious demand for independent consultants with the highest level of professional knowledge that monitor the work of design offices and construction companies and make proposals for amendments, keeping in mind the interests and goals of investors and customers. Within the consulting field, we distinguish three main areas based on market expectations.
HEARTURE SCALE SYSTEM
Our consulting activity’s basic measurement system is a scaling solution that allows the partner to see the reality of their project’s feasibility in absolute values and based on an objective measurement tool. After an objective professional audit, HEARTURE evaluates the given project based on the aspects of the relevant field. The value is between 0 and 100% with the following guidelines:
In the case of a value between 0-30%, there were serious professional doubts and reservations regarding the project’s planning and the calculations for its implementation. It is definitely recommended for the customer to redesign the designated professional aspects.
For values between 31-70%, the design and implementation of the project are acceptable. There are elements to reconsider that can markedly improve the project’s effectiveness, efficiency, and quality. In any case, HEARTURE identifies the development opportunities and makes suggestions to improve efficiency and quality.
For values above 71%, the project’s design and execution are fully in line with professional expectations. The client can start the project with confidence, and there should be no professional doubts about it, although there may be unplanned quality or efficiency improvement considerations.