Design is at the heart of our business. It's how we help bring our customers' projects to life.
So, whether it’s a simple scheme design, or using the latest 3D modelling software, design is at the forefront of everything we do.
A good design comes from understanding the project 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 from the earliest stage of every 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 design the right solution.
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 ito help us be the best at what we do 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 know from experience that, once on site, unforeseen challenges often happen. That's why our team are always available throughout your project.
It's key to understand the challenges of a project at the critical early stage. That's why our team of regional engineers work alongside you, attending early design meetings and providing support for commercial tenders. This key information is then used to inform our 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 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.
With a digital engineering team embedded in our business, we 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 BIM software in our scheme designs and our full library of temporary works BIM objects, we are able to work closely with our clients and collaborate fully on their projects where a Common Data Environment (CDE) has been set up.Find out more about digital design
Our involvement doesn't end once the design is signed off and work has begun. Once the temporary works elements of the project have started, 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.
For all project specific design and technical enquiries, please contact your local service team
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.