About

Steve Trowbridge, Structural Engineer in Bridgwater, Somerset provides civil and structural engineering design services including

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • New Build
  • Refurbishment
  • Extensions
  • Loft Conversions
  • Barn Conversions
  • Internal Alterations
  • Reports
  • Inspections & Surveys
  • Advice

A design and consultancy service that works with all materials including steel, timber, unreinforced / reinforced masonry and concrete including reinforced concrete and includes the following types of structures and tasks.

Engineering

Preparation of calculations and design for new construction and conversion of residential and commercial properties.

Structural Design

Designs for all types of existing and new build buildings structures including houses, extensions, commercial and industrial buildings.

Foundations and Substructures

We have a wide range of expierence in the design of substructures particularly in Somerset where ground conditions on the Somerset Levels’s are particularly challenging.

  • Foundations designs including raft and piled foundations.
  • Retaining walls in reinforced concrete and masonry.
  • Basements designs.
  • Suspended reinforced concrete floor slabs.

Superstructure

  • Loast Bearing Masonry
  • Timber Frame
  • Steel Frame including portal frames.
  • Timber Roof Design including timber trussess and Glulam Beams.

Civil

  • Sewage Treatment Plants
  • SUDS drainage systems
  • Attenuation pond design.
  • Retaining Walls
  • Drainage systems

Reports

  • Structural Reports on defects, cracks in buildings due to subsidence, accidents.
  • Constructability reports reviewing the suitability of a proposed construction methods or the indentification of options to execute a construction project.
  • Preparation of documentation for nuclear new build projects including design substantiation reports.

Flood Risk

  • Flood Risk Assessment.
  • Development of flood risk mitigation measures and safety plans.

Temporary Works

Contractors require temporary systems for the construction of many projects and we can provided calculations and detailed designs for shuttering  and falsework using either bespoke or systems.

  • Temporary works design including shuttering design
  • Steel and reinforced concrete frames and stuctures.
  • Reinforcement drawings and bending schedules.

Precast Concrete

  • Precast concrete elements including floors, beams and retaining wall units.
  • Precast concrete mould design for the manufacture of all types of precast concrete production.
  • Reinforcement drawings and bending schedules.

Agricultural Engineering

Design of  complete elements or supporting  elements for  farming and agricultural businesses.

  • Tanks and tank bases.
  • Barns
  • Sillage clamps
  • Bridges
  • Silos

Industrial & Process Engineering

Design of structures to existing or new build of industrial facilities including

  • Pipe Racks, foundations and superstructures
  • Tank Bases
  • Pits and Sumps
  • Hardstanding areas
  • Tanker loading bays.
  • Firewater containment systems
  • Drainage systems for rainwater, firewater and chemical drains including bunded containment areas.

3D Visualisation and Drafting services

Glue2 has a full suite of Computer Aided Design  software and is able to provide architectural and engineering drafting only services to clients. Glue2 runs Revit, AutoCad,Tedds, SketchUp, Navisworks and 3DsMAX.

We can provide

  • Steel fabrication detailing and contract drafting services.
  • 3D massing studies for planning purposes
  • 3D visualisation studies
  • Construction sequence studies including animation.
Massing Study for planning application