Infrastructure Design

Our award winning infrastructure design team specialise in providing structural and geotechnical design and drawings for railway, highway, waterway and energy clients.

We deliver innovative temporary and permanent solutions for our clients' most challenging problems; solutions which look beyond simple 'compliance' to ensure that everything we provide can be built in the most efficient way. Having worked with our own construction teams for many years, we are intimately aware of the challenges faced by clients on infrastructure projects and we provide a service which cannot be matched by the larger, more generalist design consultancies.

We deliver feasibility studies through to detailed design and have significant experience in gaining technical approval from Network Rail, the Highways Agency and other bodies.

Infrastructure Design

Our teams are currently undertaking R+D on a number of elements to ensure our designs are as efficient as possible. To date, we have developed our own designs for the following:

  • Modular Steel LOC Staging - Developed with our construction teams and complying with all Network Rail's standards, this staging uses the minimum number of elements to keep construction costs and complications down thus minimising installation times. It can be extended should additional locs be added and we believe it is one of the simplest staging on the market today.
  • Our patented RAMPad foundation has been designed for smaller and more lightly loaded signing and signalling applications, which has the advantage of requiring zero wet trades during construction.
  • Our modular station platform system works in conjunction with driven tubular piles (but can be modified to suit strip footings). At either an equivalent or lower price to traditional railway platforms but able to be constructed in a fraction of the time, this platform has been chosen by Network Rail and Crossrail

We produce our designs using the latest software and techniques and have recently launched our BIM Strategy. We continuously invest in methods of solving complex problems more efficiently. We have recently increased our use of Plaxis software, to assess poor ground conditions under track loadings, which has contributed to the expansion of our track stabilisation techniques.

Infrastructure Design

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