Services

I undertake consultancy and contract engineering services for corporate, commercial and private clients. Civil and Structural Engineering  design on a consulting basis and other management roles on contract basis.   Operating across the UK and throughout the world with previous posts in the UAE, Africa and the Former Soviet Republic.

Located close to Hinkley Point I am able to support large and small companies providing services and goods to EDF’s HPC project and to the other contractors working on the A and B sites.

a more detailed list of available services is provided below.

Design

Preparation of scheme and detailed design including calculations detailed drawings.

Preparation of specifications for fabrication and manufacture of structural elements.

Oversight of Geotechnical Investigations by specialist subconsultants.

Advice on selection of appropriate construction methods

Corporate Services

working as part of the client’s management team or as an external consultant I provide a number of services including

Design Management

Discipline Lead for structural,civil, architectural, marine and lifting activities including  Appraisal, Select, FEED and EPC  stages of  projects. That has included bridges, floating structures, power plants, artifical islands, marine and MoD submarine projects.

Construction Advice

Selection of the most appropriate construction methods at the early stage of a project is vital and requires considerable expierence regardless of the project size. The influence of early engagement with contractors is not neccessarily a beneficial process. Indpendent advice can be povided to client and contractor alike.

Value Engineering

Expierence in the participation in many studies and workshops  providing  independent advice in these proceses at all project stages. This has included nuclear, oil and gas, power and infrastructure projects.

Nuclear Safety Case

Expierenced nuclear safety case technical author and reviewer with expierence in the production of Preconstruction Safety Reports, Design Substantiation Reports and the production of Design Reports for safety led design. Past work  has included the Valiant Floating Jetty at Faslane, D154 Nuclear Upgrade at Devonport and with Magnox as part of their Reactor Services Organisation.

Buildability & Constructability reviews

The selection of  a construction method for safe and economic delivery is often driven by a contractors prefered procurement method rather than any real understanding of the client/ project drivers and requirements. Modularisation and prefabrication fundementally change how a project should be designed and built.

Buildability and constructability reviews can be executed at various stages of a project whether as a participant of a constructability workshop or as standalone review of a design.

Execution advice.

Provision of advice and options on execution alternatives of construction works in the form of reviews and advice notes or as part of a project team.

Defect Indentification

Projects go wrong for many reasons and adequate examination of all aspects of  the problem requires a high degree of technical and construction expierence to fully understand what went wrong.  Production of detailed Root Cause reports that can be used to fix and prevent subsequent reoccurrences happening.

We can review construction data such as delivery tickets, reinforcement detailing, concrete mix design and relevant management procesesses to indentify how and why things went wrong.

Construction oversight.

Resident Engineer, Construction Superintendent overseeing all forms of construction and types of structures including marine, bridge, infrastructure, reinforced concrete works in all locations.

 Remedial Works

Indentification of construction defects and root cause analisys.

Development of repair procedures.

Supervision of remedial works

Building Reports

Structural reports on domestic and commercial buidings

Movement of structures

Drafting and 3D Modeling Services

2D AutoCAD drawings

3D AutoCAD solid modeling (2018)

3D SketchUP models including

  • massing studies
  • construction sequences with plant models including MP4 animation.
Proposed Intake Structure using Precast Concrete Elements

Navisworks

Contract Engineering Services

Design Supervision at client premises on day or hourly basis.

Short term  cover (1-3 months)

Inhouse design reviews

Participation in Value Engineering and Design Reviews