William J Marshall & Partners

Structural engineering

We have advised on a broad range of structural engineering issues, including:-

  • reinforced concrete - durability, cracking, corrosion, tolerances, deflection, deterioration
  • steelwork - corrosion protection, connections, deflection, vibration, tolerances, buckling
  • masonry/brickwork - stability, cracking, weathering, water ingress
  • timber frame - stability, durability, deflection, water ingress
  • floor screeds - floating, bonded, crazing, cracking, curling, leaching
  • buildings - steel framed, concrete framed, load bearing masonry, timber framed, earth-sheltered, high rise, low rise, industrial, residential, housing association, leisure, swimming pools, conservation, maintenance
  • bridges - suspension, steel truss, prestressed concrete, bearings, maintenance gantries, temporary works
  • underground structures - basements, pumping stations, power stations, shafts, water ingress, floatation, heave
  • health and safety - assessment, investigation, accidents, collapse
  • temporary works - cofferdams, scaffolding, construction sequences, leakage, water mains, collapse
  • car parks - multi-storey, precast, geometry, corrosion, leakage, component instability
  • bearings - temporary, elastomeric, PTFE, barrelling, sliding, instability, overloading
  • joints - expansion, contraction, construction, sawn, movement, omission, excessive spacing, leakage
  • accident investigation - safety barriers, scaffolding, fire, lifting accidents, workplace hazards
  • collapse - during construction, extreme weather, differential ground movement
  • professional duties - adequacy and timing of design work, design checking, estimation of quantities, compliance with codes of practice/Building Regulations
  • materials - specification, adequacy of supply
  • specialist materials - structural glass, aerated concrete, glass reinforced cement, load bearing stonework, composite materials, resin adhesives
  • workmanship - specification, construction defects, setting out, tolerances
  • remedial works - remedial options, repair/refurbishment, conservation
  • vibration - floor slabs, facades, sculptures, chimneys
  • investigation - schedule of condition, surveying, monitoring, load testing, materials testing