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Marine Structural Engineering

Marine Structural Engineering

Whether you need a feasibility study, specialist survey, safety inspection, or structural designs for a new marine structural engineering project, AWA’s specialist marine structural engineers and designers can help.

From a small private pontoon access bridge to the full design of a marina for hundreds of boats, dry stack storage, breakwater, sea walls, to launch and recovery rigs, AWA’s extensive experience of providing marine civil engineering and design services means you can relax knowing your project is in safe hands.

For more than 30 years we have been helping our clients achieve ambitious objectives for their maritime engineering projects whilst driving innovation and delivering award winning projects.

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.

Sectors

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

Amelia Stead

Yarmouth Pier Refurbishment

Client: Yarmouth Harbour Commission
Value: £1m
Architect:

Major refurbishment works on the UK’s longest wooden pier, with the installation of 50 piles, new pierhead structure, and replacement decking.

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RNLI Selsey Lifeboat Station

Client: RNLI
Value: £1.7m
Architect: Studio Four Architects

Boathouses for all-weather and inshore lifeboats, launching rigs, crew facilities, visitor educational areas as well as a souvenir shop, replacing the 30 year old boathouse and pier.

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Portland Marina Dry Stack

Client: Boatfolk
Architect:

Steel framed 19m high and 84m long structure, allowing the dry storage of 132 boats.

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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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