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A J Balfour Associates
Consulting Civil and Structural Engineers

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Who we are and What we do

A Practice of Consulting Civil and Structural Engineers based in Glasgow UK,
Providing innovative, sustainable and economic engineering design solutions for all sectors of the construction / building industry using Teamwork

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OFFICE ACCOMMODATION

On 26 March 2009, A J Balfour Associates moved into a modern Office Pavilion.  The office is located to the north of Queenslie Industrial Estate, 5 miles east of Glasgow city centre with easy and convenient links to the M8 Motorway (Junction 11).

There is ample parking adjacent to the office.

For directions to the office click here 

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STAFF RESOURCES

A.J. Balfour Associates is staffed by an experienced and enthusiastic team  headed by a professionally qualified Chartered Engineer together with a Senior Incorporated Engineer, a Technician Engineer, Graduate Engineers, Trainee Engineer and administration staff, with collectively over 90 years experience in the housing and industrial sectors.

Furthermore, depending upon work load, we can rely on the services of external Consultants, Contractors, Testing Agencies and other partners.

It is the policy of the Practice to expand staffing to levels commensurate with our work load.

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COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN pclogo

The Practice use the latest networked computers and software to enhance our design, drafting and word processing skills.

Currently we operate the latest editions of

Operating Systems Windows Vista, XP,
AutoCAD Drawing Software AUTOCAD 2009 - Drawing package
AUTOCAD
LT 2009 - Drawing package

CADS design structural software packages for frame analysis and specific design of concrete, steel and masonry elements.

CADS 3D FRAME ANALYSE,
CADS SMART ENGINEER,
CADS BS 8110 - CONCRETE DESIGN,
CADS BS5950 - STEELWORK DESIGN,
CADS BS5628 MASONRY PANEL DESIGN
CADS RC - REINFORCING SCHEDULER
CADS RETAIN - Retaining wall package
DRAINAGE DESIGN,
SUDS software package
WINDES Advanced drainage and SUDS design software, to control,attenuate and store surface water
Office Administration Software MS OFFICE
COREL Wordperfect Suite
LOTUS Smartsuite
all provide our inhouse administration packages
Other Various "written in-house" programmes to control project costs and contract expenditure

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TRAINING

Staff awareness of advances and developments in Innovation, Safety, Technology, Legislation, etc, is considered essential to maintain our level of knowledge and client confidence in the service which is being provided.

Consequently our staff attend appropriate training seminars to maintain their Continued Professional Development

Presently training covers a wide variety of topics, including, Sustainability, Value, Partnering, Geotechnical, Structural Engineering, Health & Safety, Construction Law and Information Technology, and  other related subjects to enable the Principal and staff to satisfy CPD (Continuous Professional Development ).

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CONSTRUCTION (DESIGN and MANAGEMENT) REGULATIONS (CDM)

The CDM Regulations imposes additional responsibilities on the client, designer and contractor with regard to Health & Safety.

A J  Balfour Associates are fully aware of their responsibilities as designers and ensure that Health and Safety is given proper consideration from the outset of a project. Our staff are familiar with the risk assessment procedures and regard safety as paramount.

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PROFESSIONAL INDEMNITY INSURANCE

A.J. Balfour and Associates has Professional Indemnity Insurance covering claims to a limit of 5,000,000 for each and every incident arranged through Aon Risk Services Ltd, Professions Group, Insurance Brokers.

OTHER INSURANCES

A.J. Balfour and Associates have

Employers Liability Insurance to a limit of 10,000,000

Public Liability Insurance to a limit of 5,000,000

arranged through Aon Risk Services Ltd, Group Focus, Insurance Brokers.

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