William J Marshall & Partners

Civil engineering

The range of civil engineering matters on which we have advised includes:-

  • reinforced concrete - durability, cracking, corrosion, tolerances, deflection, deterioration
  • pavements/ground slabs - industrial, commercial, ports, distribution depots, ground bearing, suspended, fibre reinforced, joints, sub-base, crazing, cracking, curling, tolerances
  • underground structures - basements, pumping stations, power stations, shafts, water ingress, floatation, heave
  • roads - flexible & rigid pavements, drainage, subsidence, deterioration, barriers, restraints
  • railways - bridges, station structures, tunnels, cuttings, embankments, slope stability, temporary works, bearings
  • marine structures - docks, harbours, marinas
  • offshore platforms - cracking of cast jacks, foundation erosion, foundation stability
  • pipelines - cast iron, ductile iron, thin walled steel, precast concrete, joints, lining, overloading, distortion
  • drainage - building, highway, land, storm, foul, SUDS, flood alleviation, maintenance, settlement, leakage
  • water supply - clarifiers, filters, pumping stations, mains failures, cracking, durability
  • health and safety - assessment, investigation, accidents, collapses
  • temporary works - cofferdams, scaffolding, construction sequences, leakage, water mains, collapse
  • plant collapses - cranes, piling rigs, scaffolds
  • accident investigation - safety barriers, scaffolding, fire, lifting accidents, workplace hazards
  • professional duties - adequacy and timing of design work, design checking, estimation of quantities, compliance with standards, codes of practice and Building Regulations
  • materials - specification, quality, deterioration, durability
  • workmanship - specification, construction defects, setting out, tolerances
  • remedial works - remedial options, repair/refurbishment