Anyone with the right proficiencies (tools, rules, mathematics) can build things that work. At EastPoint, we build collaborations that work. Here’s more from our CEO, Aubrey Palmeter, on what makes our team unique.
What sets EastPoint apart from any other firm?
We don’t just answer the questions our clients ask—we open up the conversation to consider what our clients might not know to ask. By taking this approach, we get to unexplored factors of safety, reliability, or strength. We might address things a little differently, or with a longer-term view, because of how we pull that insight to the surface.
I’ve seen a 40-ton crane that could barely hold itself up because a client asked a supplier for a 40-ton crane instead of asking for the capacity to lift. That’s why an engineering partner is so much more valuable than a service provider. Clients don’t only need technology. They need capacity—applicability, capability, and long-term usefulness. The way we deliver that to our clients is not by starting with tools or formulas first, but with a brainstorm that creates a comprehensive understanding of needs and expectations.
What do people/organizations notice when projects aren’t well designed or planned?
The budget goes over, and the scheduled completion comes and goes as well. Design that’s done with only the immediate capital cost in mind—as cheaply and as quickly as possible—will cause companies to spend that money twice or three times to get it right. Problems crop up a year later, or an issue appears again in another incarnation because it was only ever patched, and never properly solved. We see that all the time. We get brought in to put things right.
Owners should feel confident that when they spend money on infrastructure, they’ll only have to spend that money once. It’s our job to ensure that.
What do people/organizations notice when engineering is brilliant?
Nothing. Things just work.