Structural engineering has been at the core of our firm since its inception and is the main focus of our business. We offer the full range of structural services including the design of new buildings, refurbishment and adaption of existing structures, structural surveys, technical reviews and site inspections. We undertake all phases of the design from feasibility through concept, scheme and detailed design, to construction status information for private and public clients, developers and contractors. Through one of our collaborative partners, we are also able to offer a reinforced concrete detailing and bar scheduling service for projects that we have designed.
In support of our core structural engineering service, we are able to offer a range of civil engineering services including the planning, design and implementation of development infrastructure such as highways, flooding, drainage and utilities. We are able to prepare highway designs including negotiating Section 278/38 highway agreements and stopping up agreements, and to prepare flood risk assessments and drainage agreements such as Section 104 agreements. These civil engineering services are normally provided through one of our collaborative partners.
As part of our structural engineering service, we are able to offer a full geotechnical engineering service to assess the ground conditions at the site and to propose appropriate foundation solutions and retaining structures. We can undertake desktop studies, specify, procure and administer intrusive site surveys on behalf of the client, and provide geotechnical interpretative reports based upon the factual investigation report produced by the site investigation contractor. This enables us to determine the geotechnical parameters of the soils underlying the site and therefore to evaluate the most appropriate and cost effective foundation solutions for the proposed buildings. These geotechnical engineering services are normally provided through one of our collaborative partners.
Rail Interface Engineering
The Partners and senior staff of CRE8 Structures have extensive experience of designing structures in and adjacent to the rail environment and of liaising with the Outside Party technical departments at Network Rail (NWR), Transport for London (TfL) and the Docklands Light Railway (DLR). We understand the constraints and opportunities that designing next to an operational railway creates and we are fully familiar with the technical approval processes that the railway stakeholders require. This enables us to quickly assess the feasibility of constructing near or over a piece of railway infrastructure, to optimise the design of the proposed development to enhance the value for the client whilst still complying with the requirements of the railway and to obtain the necessary technical approvals.