For Hines, good design is the result of creative planning, calculation, experience, and communication. These core building blocks provide the basis for an optimally sized, well functioning mechanical system. We use many of the applied arts and engineering disciplines to create both visual and narrative documentation that best communicate to Owners, Architects, Contractors, and Operators every facet of a complex system; their intended function, relationship to the whole, and installation requirements.
Irrigation System Engineering & Design is not a commodity product!
Paper clips, no. 2 pencils, paper matches, and flat panel TV's are examples of commodity products. Each may have slight design differences from their competitors product, but they each represent a manufactured good that can be ordered without requiring design modifications.
Determining site water requirements, design pump stations, water features, or irrigation systems are not commodity goods and are not 'created equal' - indeed, every project is unique! The definition of design suggests an iterative process of originating and developing a plan for a structure, system, or component functioning within a system. This often requires a designer to consider the aesthetic, functional, and other related aspects of a process. An Engineered design requires considerable research, thought, modeling, and interactive adjustment. With such high-level skill utilization demanded for the design process, it is obvious that not all design firms are created equal. At Hines we strive to hire the best people and train our engineers and designers to focus on the critical aspects of the design process promoting industry leading system integrity.