I'm a Structural Engineer with more than 9 years experience able to produce detailed designs, drawings which are clear, accurate and cost effective for a wide range of...Read moreI'm a Structural Engineer with more than 9 years experience able to produce detailed designs, drawings which are clear, accurate and cost effective for a wide range of projects.
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With more than 6 years of UK experience acquired both at a Design Consultancy and part of the Technical Department of a UK based Contractor I can provide you with economical, practical and simple designs for both the permanent and temporary works.
I design the structures in Robot Structural Analysis, Tedds, Idea Statica and detail them in AutoCad and Advance Steel.
-Structural designs for alterations of existing buildings, new developments.
-Temporary works design.
-Steel, Concrete, masonry, timber design.
-Steel connection design.
-Calculations produced in TEDDS, Robot, IdeaStatica and detailed in AutoCAD, Advance Steel.
-2D drawings. 3D models.
-Calculation reports for Building Control.
- British Standards and Eurocode.
Steel beams are commonly used in new build and refurbishment projects to provide support to openings in solid masonry walls.
Realising the importance of assessing structure in its entirety, especially when installing a steel beam to create an opening within an existing structural wall as consideration must be given to the redistribution of load down to the foundations.
A calculation check for the adequacy of the masonry immediately beneath the steel bearing is included within the price of the calculation. Where the existing masonry is found to be inadequate to support the localised loading from the steel beam, I will provide a calculation and specification for a concrete padstone free of charge.
When an instance occurs whereby I feel as though the opening up of a structural wall may compromise the structures stability, I will advise on the most economical solution available. If further steelwork calculations are required to prove the stability of the structure (e.g. wall panel check, masonry pier calculation, wind post calculations etc) these will be subject to further charge.
In instances where steelwork needs to be used to provide support for an awkward or complicated detail, I have experience in providing solutions for more intricate and specialized steelwork arrangements.
Where a dimension-critical steelwork arrangement is required, or where a non-standard arrangement or connection is required, I am able to provide calculations and detail drawings to comply with Building Regulations and to help steel fabricators assemble the steelwork.
This is especially the case when structural walls are to be opened up and steel beams are to be installed, as consideration needs to be given to the additional localised loading from the steelwork, the redistributed load on the foundations, and the removal of any buttressing effects the masonry wall provides against lateral loading.
If the removal of a structural wall implicates the building’s structural integrity then I will advise accordingly and suggest a possible solution.
I always consider the effects of localised loading onto masonry when a steel beam is designed, as this is the most likely cause of structural failure. Included with each steel beam calculation I will provide a masonry bearing check for free and we will specify a concrete padstone size if one is required.
In many instances, cost savings can be made where structural timber can be used as a substitute for structural steelwork, especially when used within traditional roof construction and loft conversions.
My experience enables me to design timber beams, posts, purlins, rafters, floor joists, ply boarded flooring and shear wall solutions, trusses and glulam timber sections.