RSI Projects’ focus is on building for the next 100 years.
The next 100 years of our buildings durability.
The next 100 years of energy demand.
The next 100 years of people using our buildings.
The next 100 years of partnerships.
The next 100 years of our teams wellbeing.
With a constant eye on the super long term impacts of our methods, practices, and procedures, we see our work a little differently. Through the lens of the coming century we see how important it is to make sure that we build a resilient and durable building. This means we need to carefully look at all the known building practices and ensure that we adopt only the ones proven to withstand the test of time and weather. We need to carefully look at the materials we are using, and how we are putting them together to make sure that they will endure several lifetimes of rain, snow, wind and use.
A very large part of a buildings resiliency is the energy demand of living in the building. The less energy needed to heat and cool the building, the longer it takes for the building to cool off or heat up, the less vulnerable it is to the impacts of a lengthy power outage. The less energy the building needs, the less demand there is on the energy system as a whole, which means less need for energy generation. Then, once we factor in 100 years of the occupants comfort, it is a no-brainer, energy efficiency is a hugely valuable part of this equation.
Knowing that our choices will be visible and scrutinized for generations means that we cannot get away for simply “good enough” design choices. We need to consider every choice with the weight of the hundreds of thousands of times it will be admired, touched, and enjoyed. We need to consider the full range of the generations that will be using these spaces, be they very young, raising a family or enjoying their sunset years.
It is not only our projects that need to last 100 years, our business needs that long so that we can continue to build better, and to look after our projects as they need it. For this we will need very strong relationships with a large network of partners. Partners that are invested in this vision. Partners that understand that business as usual is not enough. Partners like clients, designers, suppliers, and sub-trades that not only share our vision, but are also willing to go the extra mile with us to make it a reality.
For us to be able to meet these demands, we also need an extraordinary team internally. We need to attract and cultivate the best people to help deliver these projects. We need to invest heavily in the recruitment, training, and cultivation of this team. These are not employees, they are the engine of the whole machine.