Our Structural Engineering Services covers a wide range of areas
We provide the full range of structural engineering consultancy services from due diligence studies for land acquisition through to full design of all phases of a development project. We work in all the major sectors of the construction industry ranging from new building construction to refurbishment.
We can assist with a single beam, a building extension right up to a multi storey building. Loft conversions, extensions, temporary works, retaining walls and drainage.
Our structural engineering needs to comply with the building regulations, and we produce the relevant details to enable compliance.
Sometimes, building regulation compliance is required retrospectively and we are also able to assist with that. Retrospective compliance is something that we are often called upon to undertake.
On smaller projects as well as the structural design we will be able to help with building regulation compliance in all aspects.
We will help with advice on simple planning applications, prior approval and permitted development.
We can help Freeholders and lessees with licences to alter.
Sometimes we prepare reports in support of planning applications from simple class Q conversions to more complicated buildings.
Building Information Modelling (BIM)
We have adopted BIM as a company-wide policy from the initial concept stage through to project completion, utilising the latest in industry software.
All BIM information related to a project is fully integrated and managed across the design team in the 3D environment utilising BIM level 2 as a minimum standard.
Our policy is implemented on a project specific basis to provide a tailor-made service for each individual client. We are committed to ensuring coordination of BIM information across the design team and can provide this service in addition to our initial appointment.
The fully coordinated model identifies real time construction issues during the initial design stage that can be addressed and overcome to save time and cost further into a project. The 3D environment allows for clash detection across disciplines at a very early stage ensuring clean, easy installation of structural elements, services and fit out with the prior knowledge and confidence that the project will come together problem free, eradicating site modifications and construction issues.
Well organised BIM coordination will identify constructability issues throughout the pre-construction stage – fix errors in design, avoid loops of clashes and coordinate perfectly the structural and architectural design. It allows system installation with zero conflict minimising the usual site installation issues. In addition, a BIM model will also save time and material/labour costs for better trade coordination and workflow.
Project visualisation is a simple schedule simulation that can be used to show the owner what the building will look like as construction progresses. Contractors can also use project visualisation to understand how the building will come together.
Adkins Consultants has a team of experts that undertakes structural surveys and audits, to benchmark against both your selected and industry standards, highlight any deficiencies and ensure you have the information you need to enable you to comply with your required protocols.
Structural Engineering audits and inspections are an essential part of both ongoing operations and new projects. Our team of experienced auditing engineers work with organisations across all sectors, to ensure their buildings and structures are structurally safe. Where we identify defects or potential problems, our bespoke software means our report, with photographic evidence, and practical guidance for remedial action, can be in our client’s hand on the same day. It is about preventative maintenance and swift solutions, before a potential catastrophic and costly failure can take place.
We have a team of experts that undertake:
- structural surveys and audits
- benchmark against both client selected and industry standards
- highlight any deficiencies
- ensure that you have the information you need to enable you to comply with your required protocols
If you are planning to refurbish a building and you already have some knowledge and experience of the construction industry, you will find that our building fabric surveys will meet all of your needs. Our building surveyors will give you the guidance you need on the main structural components of your building, including roofs, external and internal walls, floors, and roof voids.