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Structural Investigations, Reporting and Surveys

Our Chartered Civil and Structural Engineers have a wealth of experience investigating and reporting upon structural defects and the general condition of residential and commercial property. We strive to deliver a prompt and personal service backed up with well written reports that clearly identify our structural observations and recommendations to clients and potential interested parties.

There are often several contributing factors to building defects which generally occur over long periods. A clear example is subsidence which can be caused by numerous external factors including unsuitable underlying ground conditions (degrading organic matter or made ground), trees adversely impacting clay soils, broken drains softening granular soils and earlier mining activities. Our experienced Chartered Civil and Structural Engineers employ various investigation and monitoring techniques to determine the predominant causes in building defects and specify remedial actions if they are deemed necessary.

The common building defects we are asked to investigate and report upon are:

  • Subsidence
  • Settlement
  • Fire, Impact and Storm Damage
  • Deflected Floors, Roofs and Walls
  • Vibration in Floors
  • Thermal Movement and Cracking
  • General Structural Condition

Development and Feasibility Studies

Armstrong Elliott through our broad Structural and Civil Engineering services experience are able to offer comprehensive feasibility and development studies. Utilising our strong conceptual design skills and extensive knowledge of Building and Civil Engineering practices we are able to quickly arrive at economical scheme proposals whilst at the same time highlighting potential technical and commercial risks associated with development sites. We provide definitive reports which enable the commercial and programme risks associated with building structures and civil engineering infrastructure to be rapidly assessed for development sites.

Alongside our pre planning Civil Engineering services and working closely with a number of Environmental, Ecological, Archaeological and other specialist consultants we are able to provide a single point of contact for technical pre planning services.

Expert Witness

We have considerable design, investigation, contract supervision and building defects experience in the commercial and residential property sectors. Occasionally we are appointed to act as expert witness in disputes containing these technical issues for clients in connection with litigation and or arbitration processes. We will offer our professional and impartial advice and produce reports in conjunction with appointed legal representatives. All services and reports are undertaken in accordance with recommendations and guidelines of the Academy of Experts.

We have specific experience within the following areas of practice:

  • Steel Framed Design and Construction
  • Timber Framed Design and Construction
  • Building Structural Defects
  • Negligence