ANDREW WARING ASSOCIATES
Concrete Structural Engineering (Hampshire & Bath)

Concrete Structural Engineering

Concrete structural engineering is a specialist structural engineering service for the design and specification of concrete and reinforced concrete solutions. Often used in aggressive environments, concrete is a robust material offering longevity for your building and civil elements. In addition to its use for wholly structural purposes, concrete can also be finished in various colours and textures creating exposed long lasting architectural elements for your building.

Uses include concrete frame buildings, retaining walls, basements, foundations, industrial concrete floor slabs and external yard slabs.

AWA’s concrete engineers and designers offer detailed advice and design services across the south from our offices in Hampshire and Somerset for a wide range of applications using specialist software to deliver efficient and economical designs.

What AWA do

Concrete engineering is a specialist area of structural engineering and, within the AWA team, subject matter experts have experience of designing concrete solutions for a wide range of applications.

As members of The Concrete Society you can be confident that you are being properly advised by professionals with advanced knowledge of TR34, Eurocode 2 for the Design of Concrete Structures and British Standard BS8500.

They are skilled in using specialist software in order to deliver efficient and economical designs which meet the demands of your building and the environment around it.

In addition to designing for new structures, we offer 3D analysis of existing buildings allowing you to understand the structural integrity in order to make design and construction decisions based on reliable data.

Our in-house team of expert structural technicians means we can provide detailed reinforcement fabrication drawings and bar bending schedules ready for construction  to meet your specific project requirements. The team works closely with market leading steel fibre manufacturer , Bekaert and are trusted users of their specialist design software.

Furthermore, we have knowledge and experience of specifying and detailing the use of pre-cast concrete products.

The team has worked on a wide variety of concrete projects including:

  • Multi Storey concrete frame buildings
  • Suspended or ground bearing floor slabs
  • Retaining walls
  • Cellars and basements
  • External yard slabs
  • Industrial concrete floor slabs
  • Plant rooms
  • Swimming pools
  • ICF buildings

What is Concrete Structural Engineering?

As mentioned above, the structural design of concrete solutions is a specialist area of structural engineering. Concrete is a man-made material that fares well in harsh and aggressive environments.

However, concrete is also universally accepted to have high embodied carbon as a result of its production and application. As such, AWA’s concrete specialists apply lean design principles to use concrete as efficiently as possible for the needs of the project.

Concrete frame buildings are well suited to achieving complex geometries such as large open spaces or impressive cantilevers as there is less need for bracing or supporting pillars which can alter the architect’s design. In addition concrete has inherent fire resistance whereas steel and timber framed buildings require fire protection.

When you choose AWA Engineers for your concrete structural engineering and design needs, you benefit from our in-house team of designers and technicians with over 30 years specialist interest in the use of concrete producing designs and specifications in line with the requirements of TR34, Eurocode 2 and British Standard BS8500.

Do you need a Concrete Structural Engineer for your project?

You need to engage the services of a suitably qualified structural engineer in order to ensure concrete elements of your building are correctly designed, specified and reinforced for the required load bearing capacity.

Your appointed engineer will recommend the grade of concrete and mix design to achieve your project goals.

They will also help ensure that your project meets building control and quality standards, as well as being safe for its intended use.

Concrete Structural Engineering Services from AWA Engineers

  • Concrete design
  • Material grade and mix specification
  • Design of steel reinforcement
  • Reinforcement fabrication drawings and bar bending schedules

Sectors

"Mark was brilliant - really responsive and made sure the process went smoothly working with our architect."

Amelia Stead

Why choose AWA Engineers

AWA is a structural engineering and civil engineering consultancy established in 1987, with a hard-won but deserved reputation for delivering excellence in our profession.

Our philosophy is simple: we put people first. This has resulted in a high number of repeat clients and an impressive track record of successful award-winning projects. We are proud to be professional, and approachable; we believe this makes us the ideal partner for your project.

AWA has chartered engineers in our offices located in Romsey, Hampshire and Bath, Somerset. We deliver services to clients across the South, South East and South West.

Our 22-strong team includes both chartered structural engineers and chartered civil engineers committed to continuous professional development ensuring you benefit from up to date industry expertise, whatever your project entails.

Contact us today

To find out more about how AWA can help with your project, get in touch today. Call 01794 524447 to speak to a member of our team. Alternatively, email mail@awaengineers.com and one of the team will be in touch.

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