Structural Engineering

Working together to drive digital transformation across the structural sector

Enabling competitive advantage for structural engineers across the UK

Today’s structural engineers are supporting bold, futuristic architectural design with ever more complex and challenging structural schemes. Advances in engineering and design software enable engineers to take advantage of automation and return to a focus on creativity.

The global climate emergency is at the forefront of everybody’s minds. Structural engineers have a large part to play in changing the way that buildings and infrastructure are designed and constructed.

Integration and collaboration with architects, building services and contractors is now happening at earlier stages to allow the whole team to design and build better buildings. At the core of this process is digitisation. Structural engineers have always been at the forefront in the use of computer technology for structural analysis and will continue to lead the way into a zero-carbon future.

The value we can add to structural engineering

Innovative software usage methodology

Connected standards and processes

Design automation

Design production efficiency gains

Optimised template and content generation

Companywide design delivery assessments and recommendations

Best practice and future strategy and planning

Digital risk and opportunity management

Net Zero

Buildings and building structures are large contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, both in the construction and operational phases. Structural engineers can help reduce the amount of carbon at the design and construction phase by utilising newer materials such as low carbon concrete and off-site manufacturing techniques. Design software can help engineers design lean and efficient structures that can be prefabricated which can reduce waste, decrease construction time, and increase safety on construction sites.

Reinforced Concrete Detailing

Reinforced concrete detailing has traditionally been carried out using 2D processes with CAD software such as AutoCAD. The bar bending schedules are then manually prepared with the use of tools such as Microsoft Excel.

Today, all major projects have a mandate to be designed and modelled using 3D BIM software such as Revit and this process is naturally propagating down to medium and small projects due to productivity, efficiency, and cost savings.

We are at a pivotal point in the industry where digital delivery, manufacturing processes and on-site technology are challenging the traditional working practices and 2D deliverables. This is just one example of a smarter, connected, sustainable future in engineering and construction.

Whilst Revit provides a great platform for 3D reinforced concrete detailing, Navaite Rebar greatly increases performance when reinforcing and detailing typical structural elements.

Supporting Architecture

We are currently in challenging times, but we believe that it is also an exciting time to be in engineering.

The Structural engineering profession is one of the key enablers for the high-rise structures that slice through our skylines and define our cityscapes. Many of the new iconic designs are very organic and require a high level of innovation and imagination to create efficient, economic structural frames. Computation design software is enabling engineers to design structural systems that could previously not have been fabricated, constructed, or realised.

The future engineer will work closer and enable architects to create better buildings and infrastructure for our future cities.

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