We design temporary works for both above ground and subterranean basement structures. Temporary works are an important part of the construction process and ensure practical design solutions. They not only result in cost savings, but also benefit the contractor working on site, in terms of health and safety and maintaining access for construction activities.
Prior to embarking on the design of a project, including potentially expensive Planning Applications, it is important to know whether the clients and architects’ visions and objectives can be achieved, particularly if there are challenging site constraints. We carry out feasibility studies that will examine engineering issues and provide the client and architect with the facts to help make more informed decisions about their project.
We carry out structural designs for new build, extensions, alterations and refurbishments. We use the latest structural software to ensure our designs meet current design codes and regulations.
Most commonly these relate to defects, cracking and movement that have become apparent to a home owner or highlighted in a surveyor’ ‘homebuyers’ report. The issues typically relate to roof sagging, floor deflections, bulging and leaning walls and ground subsidence.
We check designs and calculations for local authorities and adjoining owners in relation to works affecting party walls, such as basements.
We carry out investigations, preliminary designs and provide reports in support of planning applications. This includes Basement Impacts Assessments (BIA) and Construction Method Statements (CMS).