What AWA do
Marine civil engineering and design is a specialist service and AWA Engineers have built an extensive catalogue of projects demonstrating our ability to deliver innovative, attractive design solutions that stand up to the rigours of their coastal and waterside locations.
Our experience gives new clients the confidence that their project is in safe hands and means many clients keep coming back when they have new projects or requirements in need of these specialist services.
Maritime, coastal and waterside engineering projects carry unique risks and challenges that must be overcome in order to ensure your end project is safe, fit for purpose and enhances the aesthetic of your property. It is our job to understand your project goals and objectives, and then create the design options that will turn your ideas into reality.
What is Marine Structural Engineering?
Marine structural engineering is a specific discipline within the structural engineering and design profession which relates to projects over and in bodies of water.
Critical nuances affect this discipline resulting from the impact of tides, waves and other environmental factors which influence how buildings behave, safe loading limits and even the materials and standards that must be achieved when delivering a project that interacts with water. As a result, it is important to work with structural engineers and designers who possess the skills, competencies and experience to fulfil your project to the highest standards.
When you choose AWA Engineers for your marine structural engineering and design needs, you benefit from a team of highly qualified and skilled engineers with a varied portfolio of completed projects including for the RNLI, a historic pier refurbishment and marina dry stack suitable for boat storage.
Do you need a Marine Structural Engineer for your project?
Structures which are located in, or on, the water require input from a marine structural engineer or maritime structural designer to ensure that the finished project is safe, secure and will stand the test of time under the unique environmental conditions it will be exposed to.
If you have a project involving an existing structure it is important to ensure that your repairs or refurbishment plans are developed with clarity as to the full condition of the structure – including any parts that are in, or under, the water thus requiring specialist surveys and inspections.
A marine structural engineer helps you gain a comprehensive understanding of the condition of the structure before you start work. They also carry out specialist calculations to ensure that your completed project is able to accommodate the loads you plan to put on it and that any specified materials are appropriate. This takes account of the damaging impact of tides, salt water, and coastal weather systems.
Marine Structural Engineering Services from AWA Engineers
- Specialist design for piers, linkspans, dry stack storage, moorings, revetments, seawall, breakwaters, and coastal buildings.
- Marine feasibility studies, surveys & inspections, design and project management.
- Planning and consents.