- Structural Engineering Design on New and Refurbishment Projects.
The range of services offered by ARJ Associates include the preparation of feasibility studies, structural design in various formats for a wide range of building materials, production of working drawings, specifications and monitoring of the site works. Commissions are often undertaken in association with Architects and specialists from other disciplines ensuring that the final structure is both technically correct and economically efficient. The professionalism of the practice usually ensures that prompt approvals are granted by statutory Authorities. ARJ Associates recognise that all structural designs need to reflect with economy clients and their Architects spatial and aesthetic requirements which in the end largely dictate the value to the end user.
- Civil engineering Design. Estate Roads and Drainage (SuDS).
Whether the project is simply providing an access road for a small housing estate or the complete infrastructure of a major industrial or commercial development, ARJ Associates provides all the essential skills to design, draft and administer contracts. Civil engineering projects undertaken by the practice include site investigations, feasibility studies, design and monitoring of earthworks, foundations, estate roads and drainage and other infrastructure.
- Appraisal of Existing Buildings
Fundamental to every refurbishment project is a dependable appraisal. It may be structural, incorporating an assessment of building condition or a dilapidation survey. Expert advice is available in cases of litigation and arbitration and for remedying damage caused by fire, storm or subsidence. An expert assessment of the structural condition of a building is essential before purchase or leasing, and before planning refurbishment or extensions. The practice can provide all the skills required, and can carry out most forms of building surveying, including submissions to authorities for planning and building regulation approval.
- Feasibility Studies
To enable Clients to make speedy and accurate decisions, we can undertake feasibility studies for proposed developments. Aspects such as ground conditions, alternative foundation solutions, superstructure materials, and external works can all be considered and reports produced to enable the Client to choose the best option. These works can be conducted in isolation or in conjunction with other professionals such as Architects and Quantity Surveyors.
- Restoration and Refurbishment Advice
The restoration of historic and listed buildings requires special expertise and knowledge of materials and construction methods. The refurbishment of relatively newer buildings may present a slightly different challenge but as with the older properties we are very experienced in this field and understand the need to create buildings with a more modern feel and up to date facilities, or to make better use of the available space and therefore extending the useful life of the property.
- Project Management and Contract Administration
Depending on the nature of the project and clients requirements ARJ Associates can act as lead consultants, procure and administer building and infrastructure projects. ARJ Associates project management is focused on cost, programme and quality of end product.
- Geo Environmental Assessment of Development Land
Based on over 20 years of experience in residential developments on brown field sites. ARJ Associates have built up a practical and cost focused expertise in investigating and remedying contaminated land. ARJ advice in this field provide clients with fully considered and cost effective solutions including other below ground aspects such as drainage and foundations.
- Expert Witness
ARJ Associates have vast technical experience which together with knowledge of legal procedures for expert witness duties the enables us to provide our clients with such services if required.
- Flood Risk Assessment and Drainage Strategy
ARJ Associates can provide expert coordinated and optimum Flood Risk and drainage advice and assessment to comply with UK Planning Policy Framework.
Please call or e-mail a member of the team for further information.