Independent engineer carrying out a variety of activities involving the design, checking, and assessment of bridges, or elements of bridges, in the UK and overseas. Types of structure include highway bridges, rail bridges, temporary bridges, and footbridges. Our particular area of expertise is with steel and composite bridges, and assessment of old wrought iron and steel bridges. Recent experience includes tender design of steel plate girder composite bridges, detailed design of numerous bolted girder splices, integral bridge design, and research into capacity of riveted railway bridges. Our aim is to provide accurate, fast, and cost effective solutions to all our clients. Activities • Analysis • Assessment • Checking • Detailed design • Inspection • Preliminary and tender designs

Design Standards and Codes

• AASHTO • BS5400 • Eurocodes • Highways Agency - Design Manual for Roads and Bridges • Network Rail Standards

Software

• ADINA finite element program for buckling, nonlinear, dynamic, and specialist analysis • SAP2000 for structural analysis • Excel spreadsheets for miscellaneous calculations and code clauses, e.g. section property calculations and splice design Please contact us with any comments or queries. Based in the UK with convenient access to Avon, Bath, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Gloucester, Gwent, London, Newport, Oxford, Reading, South Wales, Swansea, Swindon.
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