We are able to deliver best value structural solutions for you because we understand the issues you can encounter with your site and development and crucially know how to pragmatically and cost effectively solve them. We are experienced in a vast range of commercial and multi storey building types and all structural materials and deliver coordinated three-dimensional designs.
Here is a list of structural frames that we can design:
A concrete frame is a common form of structure, comprising a network of columns and connecting beams that forms the structural ‘skeleton’ of a building. This grid of beams and columns is typically constructed on a concrete foundation and is used to support the building’s floors, roof, walls, cladding and so on. The materials that can be used as walls for concrete frame structures are numerous, including heavyweight masonry options (e.g. brick, blockwork, stone), and lightweight options (e.g. drywall, timber). Similarly, any kind of cladding materials can be used to clad concrete frame structures. Concrete frames can be used for a variety of building types.
Structural steelwork can be used to form the ‘skeleton’ frame of a building or other built asset, typically consisting of vertical columns and horizontal beams which are riveted, bolted or welded together in a rectilinear grid. This grid of beams and columns can then be used to support the building’s floors, roof, walls, cladding, and so on. Steel frame construction is commonly used in high-rise, industrial, warehouse, residential buildings and so on.
Portal frames are a type of structural frame, that, in their simplest form, are characterised by a beam (or rafter) supported at either end by columns, however, the joints between the beam and columns are ‘rigid’ so that the bending moment in the beam is transferred to the columns. This means that the beam can be reduced in sectional size and can span large distances. They are now commonly used to create wide-span enclosures such as; warehouses, agricultural buildings, hangars, entertainment and sport venues, factories, large retail units, and so on, where a clear space is required uninterrupted by intermediary columns.