We offer high end services in the civil and structural engineering realm. We are consulting engineers which means that first and foremost we are designers of infrastructure. But good design engineers also administer projects from concept phase to practical completion and beyond. So we are also highly trained, highly skilled project managers. And a good project manager is expert at handling risk. How do we do this? By making sure our ability to carry out and co-ordinate investigations and obtain statutory approvals is first class.
Our design offering is comprehensive. As well as civil and structural expertise we also have deep, practical geotechnical knowledge. We believe only engineers with a true understanding of all three can really give the best engineering solutions. We use sophisticated software including STAAD Pro, Microdrainage Windes, Revit and AutoCAD 3d to produce high quality plans, drawings and calculations. We are also fully versed in the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and have been designing to the Eurocodes for some time. We are one of the few consultants nationally who can perform a dynamic analysis.
We provide full project management supervision. We have extensive expertise of the many different types of contract used in engineering and construction. We frequently advise clients on which contract is most suitable and we are also adept at putting together contract document suites for large civil engineering projects. As part of our key service provision we regularly provide contract administration and cost management assistance. We also have extensive practical knowledge of the Construction Design Management Regulations 2007 which we use to advise both clients and other designers. We have represented clients at arbitration in the field of contract law.
We are fully conversant with planning regulations and work closely with other designers and planning experts to ensure projects transit smoothly through the planning process. On occasion we take the lead on planning matters when the engineering behind a project is complex and it merits our additional attention and expertise. From negotiating with Local Authorities to liasing with services providers, our aim is always to achieve a positive outcome for all. We also provide flood risk assessments for planning submission and make sure that, where appropriate, building regulations compliance is built in from an early stage.
We carry out structural investigations for high profile clients, particularly in the quarrying and industrial sectors. We also have our own topographical survey capability. Many projects require site investigation and we have the necessary expertise not only to procure this via some of our closest partnering organisations, but also to provide an interpretative analysis that clients know is coming from engineers who understand the interaction between geotechnical issues and structural behaviour. We are also used to handling contamination surveys, underwater surveys, monitoring programmes of structures such as bridges and expert witness work.
We offer a range of specialist services. One of our leading areas of expertise is in the field of dynamic analysis (on items such as machine foundations). This is an area where we are incredibly popular both with new and existing clients as we are one of the few engineering practices that has the knowledge, experience and software capabilities to answer problems in this line of work. Our vast experience in the field allows clients to be safe in the knowledge that they are recieving the best results and guidance for their projects.