Civil Engineering

In the last two decades the construction industry has reacted to the Egan and Latham reports and, by consensus, achieved a degree of success in delivering off-site, higher quality and low risk building solutions. However, the processes regarding delivering the site were somewhat neglected. The engineering approach to the site and manner in which we decide to prepare the site for development through the various facets of Civil Engineering will have the greatest influence on risk, cost and the local environment.

Why do you need us?

One of the greatest risks in delivering a development project to a budget involves the Civil Engineering design of the works. Abnormal groundwork costs frequently arise but they can often be off-set with clever and often innovative design solutions such as:

  • Avoiding the need to clean up contaminated ground beneath brownfield sites.
  • Improving the quality of poor ground to avoid the need for costly piling.
  • Designing ground levels to avoid the need for costly import or export of bulk materials.
  • Designing clever surface water drainage solutions (SUDS) to help avoid the need for costly attenuation and still secure the Environments Agency’s approval.
  • Creating foul drainage capacity in combined sewers to allow new developments to be connected to them at minimum cost.

When do you need us?

Developers  – If you have found a site and wish to develop it then you need to involve us straight away.

Contractors  – As soon as you have decided to tender for a development of any kind contact us – preferably before the tender comes out to give us as much time as possible to help you win it.

In all cases the sooner you speak to us the sooner we can identify the Civil Engineering cost risks to your project and the sooner we can lessen them with sustainable solutions which will reduce construction costs.

Expertise in delivering our civil engineering services

Our Engineers have experience of delivering Civil Engineering related projects for Clients throughout the country and overseas and are expert in:

  • Surface and Foul drainage  systems including S104 and 185 adopted sewer agreements.
  • Designing new roads to adoptable standards and to S38 agreements.
  • Alterations to existing adopted highways involving S278 agreements.
  • Cut and Fill exercises to minimise costs.
  • Securing Environmental Credits for BREEEAM, Code for Sustainable Homes, CEQUAL.
  • Obtaining Environments Agency and Land Drainage Board consents.

Our expertise is in a wide range of project sectors including:

  • Education – Primary and Secondary Schools, Colleges and Universities
  • Residential – Single and Multi storey developments involving social housing, student accommodation, Care Homes and private developers.
  • Retail – food and non food retail stores, shopping centres and retail parks.
  • Offices – single and multi-storey blocks for single and multiple occupation.
  • Public Buildings – Libraries, Cattle Markets, Fire Stations, Life Boat Stations, HQ Offices.
  • Healthcare – Hospital Alterations and Extensions, GP Surgeries, Pharmacies
  • Defence – Stores, Training and Recreation Facilities, Medical and Motor Transport Facilities.

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