Temporary works design is a fundamental part of any construction project, whether it’s a simple scheme design, or using the latest 3D modelling software - design is at the forefront of everything we do.
Critical for a project’s success, a full temporary works design identifies key structural, safety and environmental requirements before the construction goes ahead. Our experienced temporary works designers provide expert advice on the best way to implement temporary works solutions across your project, delivering safe, pragmatic and cost-effective solutions.
Our temporary works design services provide full support for any major area of construction, including groundworks, bridging, structural solutions and more.
A good temporary works design comes from understanding the project's full scope and having a clear view of the project plans, timings and challenges. We know the design stage is crucial to its success, so our aim is to work with our customers on an extensive temporary works design from the earliest stage of every construction or engineering project.
We have the largest team of engineers in the temporary works industry. They have a wide mix of engineering skills, and a wealth of knowledge and on-site experience to make sure we provide the right temporary works design.
Digital engineering is embedded in our business, and we were the first to achieve BIM Level 2 Certification for Design and Construction and more recently, ISO19650. We are using this technology to help us provide the best temporary works design services across the industry and help our customers build with confidence.
From predicting and designing out potential safety risks or excessive costs, to creating brand new solutions to complex projects, our customers rely on our expertise every day.
We formulate a temporary works design that indicates the complexity and risks of specific structures. Based on this, our customers can move forward confidently with construction in the most efficient way possible.
We know from experience that, once on site, unforeseen challenges can arise. That's why an expert temporary works design is critical from the outset. And once construction has started, our team are always available throughout your project. Any proposed design changes are referred back to the contractor, ensuring clear communication throughout.
It's key to understand the potential challenges that construction work may encounter during the critical early stage. That's why our team of regional temporary works designers and engineers work alongside you, attending early design meetings and providing support for commercial tenders. This key information is then used to inform our temporary works scheme designs.
Our local field engineers are also on hand for site visits and consultations early in the project - getting the design brief right early on leads to a sustainable, buildable and value-engineered design.
Mabey Hire assisted us during the tender process, not only with costs but also the planning and methodology of their works which gave us a better understanding of the scheme at that stage.
Following early consultations, our team of engineers will use the latest software and design codes to complete temporary works design analysis and calculations. Using the latest tools such as 3D structural analysis programmes, finite element analysis (FEA) and soil interaction software, our experienced, qualified engineers design and check every scheme.
Schemes are checked for strength and structural adequacy, ensuring a quality temporary works design concept that meets the design brief.
Our dedicated digital engineering team use the latest technology to help our customers design winning bids, reduce the costs of construction, speed up delivery, improve safety and reduce the full-life cost of infrastructure.
As early adopters of Revit software in our scheme designs and our full library of temporary works BIM objects, we are able to collaborate closely with our clients and provide a full temporary works design plan where a Common Data Environment (CDE) has been set up.Find out more about digital design
Once temporary works have begun, there can be unforeseen challenges. Our engineers will be on hand to help resolve these and redesign the solution based on the local site variations and change requests that might occur.
In addition, all our designs are delivered complete with installation and dismantling sequencing that highlight the significant hazards and design assumptions.
EVE creates an immersive 3D temporary works design for your project, using intuitive technology that allows you to visualise your project before work has begun.
Explore your interactive temporary works design in its entirety, identifying any changes, potential risks and other challenges before they happen.
EVE speeds up the design phase of any temporary works project, helping support a more efficient, safe and cost-effective project.Explore EVE
For all project specific design and technical enquiries, please contact your local service team. Find your local depot to get in touch.
Located on one of the major routes near Manchester Airport, the M60 Palatine Road Viaduct is used by over 80,000 vehicles every day. During a routine inspection, it was discovered it was in need of essential repair. We provided support to keep the bridge open during repairs.Find out more
A simplified approach to the design of a propping scheme under the Ouse Viaduct in Cambridgeshire results in cost and programme savings for all parties.Find out more
Junction 6 of the M6 motorway, commonly known as spaghetti junction, is famous for very heavy traffic. When it was at risk of collapse, we quickly stabilised and propped the motorway section to prevent it, whilst minimising any disruption to the M6.Find out more
Conversion works at the University of Manchester required the removal of two columns, each supporting five stories above. This meant a versatile propping solution was required to support the installation of new beams.Find out more
Kirkthorpe, one of the largest hydroelectric power schemes in Yorkshire, uses the flow of the River Calder to generate the equivalent consumption of 800 households per year. The development required a sheet piled cofferdam to construct a permanent concrete structure.Find out more
When Highways England identified the need to replace part of the supporting structure on a busy motorway bridge, our engineers worked closely with the customer to come up with a creative solution to some unusual challenges so that repair work could go ahead.Find out more
During the construction of a housing development in Midlothian, it was identified that the existing bridge over the stream that runs alongside the site needed replacing. We provided support for the excavations on both sides of the stream where the new bridge will sit.Find out more
When stonework began to crumble from a block of flats in Huddersfield during routine maintenance work, immediate action had to be taken. Our emergency propping made the building safe for repairs.Find out more
The redevelopment of the Severn Trent Water waste waterworks at Coven Heath near Wolverhampton featured numerous challenges and required an unusual octagonal design solution.Find out more
Our temporary works solutions cover groundworks support, propping, jacking, formwork, falsework, temporary bridging and temporary access. Our expertise in structural engineering is also complemented by our specialist team of engineers who provide real-time environmental monitoring and structural monitoring solutions.