Born and bred into a building industry family, Design Science is the culmination of David Steadman’s 30 years of experience. A trade qualified QBCC licensed Builder and QBCC licensed Building Designer, David also holds numerous Degrees and Qualifications spanning Construction, Accountancy, Business Administration, Human Resources and is Justice of the Peace Qualified. A 30 year career and numerous professional appointments both locally and abroad has lead to a desire to ‘lift the game’ within the industry David is most passionate about, Building Design and Construction.
Australia is sadly lacking in building and design methodology when compared to other international destinations. Design Science is underpinned by the firm belief that “its not about how things are, but how they should be“. “Our industry is not evolving and lessons are not being learned. We are designing, building and living within inferior homes that are not suited to the environment the are within, not suited to the way we live our lives, and have been constructed to a budget that focuses on façade rather than substance“.
Design Science is a passion, and a desire to do things better. I have worked on the tools, been the estimator, been the tradesman, been the project manager, been the builder, been the designer, been the client, and have even been the accountant. There are very few Building Designers, Architects or Builders that have such a depth of knowledge and experience and held such a wide range of positions. I see things differently, i see the clients needs and desires, i also see the needs and desires of those needed to make it actually happen. All parties must work in harmony for a project to be truly successful. What underpins a projects success – a clear and concise plan with adequate detail in a format suitable for all those involved.
Quality is the optimal use of space and materials to fulfill a need.
Quality workmanship requires quality planning and quality documentation.
While designing, we are at all times cognisant of budget. We consider how the construction will take place and what materials and methods may be required to achieve the desired outcome.
There are a multitude of dreams and designs out there that have never made it into reality as they have been designed beyond the constraints of the budget available.
Moving beyond the ‘dream’ in most cases means firstly understanding what the budget will enable.
Documentation is the backbone of the design. It is the documentation that will determine the willingness and costs of the builder and contractor.
A clear and concise plan and documentation is what enables your visons and dreams to be pictured and understood by those required to construct it.
Different parties require different levels of information, you cannot quote or construct something that you do not know.
At Design Science we believe in transparency. Upon gaining a full understanding of your vision we will work with you to achieve your vision within a set stated timeframe.
We have sat in your position and have experienced delivery disappointment as well. We will do our upmost to ensure that all time frames are met.
Design Science is a result of over 30 years experience in Design, Building and Construction. From simple bathrooms and kitchens too renovations and new builds, multi-million dollar residences and commercial buildings, Design Science has been there. We have sat on all sides of the tables and have a depth of experience that is rarely encountered within the industry.
At Design Science it is our business too understand the difficulties associated with expressing your visions as plans. We will work with you to adjust our plans until they represent your desires. Sometimes this is relatively quick and painless, and at other times not so.
We work with the concept of moving forwards in a predictable format whilst all the while keeping the end result in focus. Satisfaction is our goal.