The project experience of the DHD Structures team has been gained from over 25 years working within the construction industry with both consultants and contractors. These projects both large and small have led to an understanding of client expectations as well as the engineering design.
We work on a wide variety of projects, using different materials and construction methods tailoring our approach as appropriate. We have a strong team ethos as always ensure we develop an understanding of the whole project to with other team members.
House Survey, Bath
We were instructed to undertake a general structural survey of this 18th century property for a potential buyer. The survey and subsequent analysis confirmed that although the property was essentially stable with competent foundations there were a number of risks with the property which should be considered before purchase. These includes cracking to the gable wall caused by corrosion to an embedded metal beam, significant decay to floor joists above a kitchen, infestation to roof timbers and damp ingress through retaining walls.
The Wilson Gallery
This project involved the design of a new reinforced concrete frame structure, refurbishment of the adjoining Georgian Terrace and 1970's RC framed buildings. The new gallery featured extensive exposed concrete aggregate finishes and sculpted steelwork including a staircase hung from the roof structure. The project won considerable praise including two RIBA awards and has helped the gallery exceed its target visitor numbers.
Bristol Royal Infirmary
This project involved the construction of a new Ward Block, refurbishment of the Childrens Hospital, extensions to the Bristol Haematology & Oncology Centre and Childrens Hospital, and construction of a new Helipad. This design allowed the continued 24/7 operation of the hospital during the construction period. The design required complex assessment of existing structures to justify additional loading from the new build elements.