Cut and Carve
“Structural Modifications” can be defined as the process of re-engineering building structures to accommodate a proposed change, to correct structural damage or structural defect.
The process of structural modifications needs complex planning, careful surveying and collaborating with other trades to ensure smooth running of the program with the upmost efficiency.
Experience has given us practical insights into the detailing methodology and the changes that can present itself during the period of the project.
Exposure of unforeseen structural challenges can be overcome with the expert knowledge from our Engineering department to the installation of the structure.
Using a Point Cloud Survey has revolutionised the time and accuracy it takes to survey a building. The laser sends out millions of laser beams which return points as they hit surfaces to produce cloud point data. The 3D scans are then stitched together creating complete capture of the scene.
Inserting this data directly into Tekla software accelerates the process, identifies clashes and expediates the time it would take to detail the structure with pinpoint accuracy.
Space can often lead to the use of specialist plant and just in time deliveries. Having expert and a highly experienced fabrication and installation team is key to the success of the project.
Creative solutions in unique situations and collaborative teamwork with the Main Contractor is critical which is where careful project management and financial control are monitored expertly.
The company has been involved in some challenging and inspirational schemes that have ranged in size. Larger projects have included the use of a 4G football pitch and its conversion to a 50m Olympic Swimming pool, at the Alan Higgs Centre in Coventry.
A spiral platform gave maintenance access to the existing conveyer for a Parcel Force warehouse. Working in a challenging and live space with very little room for plant we were able to install whilst maintaining production. Combined with the installation of walkways where the gap between the wall and a live conveyer were no more than 600mm wide was no mean feat.
Platform 21 was an office refurbishment over 10 floors with no access for crane or forklifts, moving bespoke materials between floors that could be assembled and spliced with no direct lifts between the ground and the roof. Using a sequence of bespoke hoists through lift shafts with restricted access of 3m lengths. Creative solutions for lifting in small spaces between floors, delivery of materials to locations and specialist welding to achieve the end goal.
Cranfield University involved the removal of the existing war time bracings and replacing with a “portalised” bracing system to allow the connecting bridge to a platform within the adjacent building whilst having to maintain live services running through the building in proximity.