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A J Balfour Associates
Consulting Civil and Structural Engineers

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Structural Engineering Services

In addition to undertaking many of the functions detailed under Civil Engineering Services

A summary of the services we provide includes:-

  • Structural Risk Assessment
  • Life cycle costing
  • Site Appraisal
  • Feasibility Study
  • Structural Condition Survey
  • Sub soil Survey and Analysis
  • Design of the Works
  • Planning & Building Control Applications
  • Recommendations on Conditions of Contract
  • Preparation of Bill of Quantities and Specification
  • Issue of and Reporting on Tenders, Contract Procurement
  • Post Contract Supervision, including financial certification and cost control reports
  • Monitoring Progress
  • Final Certification and Valuation
  • Preparation of as-built record drawings

The Practice will carry out the design of all structural elements

  • from foundations to superstructures, involving
    • masonry & brickwork
      • structural steelwork
        • concrete
          • timber
            • other newer and non traditional materials
  • all to the appropriate Eurocodes, British Standards, Codes of Practice and Building Regulations.

Experience is held in the fields of

tenemental rehabilitation work including

  • reporting on the structural condition of properties
  • assessing the structural capabilities of the various elements
  • sampling and appraising of concrete components for chloride and carbonation attack
  • sampling and appraising wall ties for corrosion and estimation of future useful life expectancy
  • recommendations for structural repairs .

New Build Housing

  • is now our main field of engineering excellence, since the funding for rehabilitation projects has now become less
  • we comfortably work as part of the design team and consider the new development from a preliminary desk top study through to final account stage

Structural surveys

  • undertaken on various non-traditional house construction types including brick, timber, steel and concrete; several of these involving house types designated as defective under the Housing (Scotland) Act.

Multi-storey tower blocks

  • surveys of their condition and instigate remedial works
  • design of steel structure, aluminium clad over-roofing systems on a number of tower blocks

The survey and design functions often overlap, between Civil and Structural Engineering and we also have other significant experience in the Commercial & Industrial sectors

We also enjoy a close working relationship with a number of specialist services agencies, (mineral, geotechnical, metallurgical, analytical, etc.), and with Local Authorities/Public Utilities, thus enabling us to provide a fully comprehensive service to our Clients.

Key Benefits

Direct Benefits to Client

  • Value
  • On Programme
  • To Budget
  • Client Understanding & Satisfaction
  • Sustainability
  • Teamwork
  • Innovation

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