City centre building inspections present their own special challenges. Busy roads and pavements, together with the close proximity of other buildings, mean that erecting scaffolding or mast-climbers can be inconvenient and obstructive; sometimes impossible. In such circumstances, the use of UAVs can represent a safe, quick and low cost alternative. Continue reading “Building Survey: 24 Mount St., Manchester”
Eric Wright Civil Engineering for Cumbria County Council & Mott MacDonald
In December 2015, large parts of the Lake District were badly damaged by flooding, as Storm Desmond followed a succession of other downpours to dump unprecedented volumes of rain into Cumbria’s becks, streams and rivers. Many towns and villages were inundated as centuries-old watercourses burst their banks – releasing floodwaters that did extensive damage to homes and businesses alike. Continue reading “Construction, Progress Photos: Cumbria”
55 miles off the coast of Grimsby, Hornsea Project Two is creating the world’s largest offshore wind-farm. The multibillion-pound scheme will see the installation of 300 turbines over an area five times the size of the city of Hull. Funded by a Danish energy company, the site will eventually deliver clean, sustainable power to around 1.8 million British homes. Continue reading “Archaeological Survey: Grimsby”
Winnington is a residential district of Northwich in Cheshire and is perhaps most notable for having been the home of the Brunner Mond chemical works, which was established there in 1874. The facility was set up to produce soda ash (sodium carbonate), which is used in the food industry, as well as in the manufacture of glass, paper and detergents, and in the chemicals industry more generally. Continue reading “Construction, Progress Photos: Cheshire”
Structural surveys are becoming an increasingly important part of our work. To showcase our capabilities in this field, we have launched a new video. It shows our work on everything from ancient monuments to football stadiums.
Founded in 597 and rebuilt in 1077, Canterbury Cathedral is one of Britain’s oldest and best known ecclesiastical buildings. It is home to the Archbishop of Canterbury, it was the site of Thomas Becket’s murder, and it features in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. By any standards, the Cathedral is exceptionally rich in history and, indeed, it is part of a recognised World Heritage site. Continue reading “Structural Survey: Canterbury Cathedral”