Enabling Works

The detailed design for the Enabling Works was carried out under a design-and-build contract that enabled us to concentrate on the detailed design of the bus station structures above (see sheet 2 of 3). Construction of the bus station commenced as soon as the enabling works were complete.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Design of Footbridges

b12-08A major aspect for the design of new footbridges involves dynamic analysis. The practice uses a variety of approaches to assess the anticipated approach.

Published in Dynamic Analysis

Portal Framed Buildings


Portal framed buildings with various column and roof configuration.

Published in Steel Framed Buildings

Philharmonie de Paris

philThis is the next world class innovative building from the pompidou Centre. The Philharmonie de Paris was one of the first buildings to be designed without grid lines, using only BIM. The prestigious building has been hailed by President of France, Francois Hollande asthe greatest piece of civic architecture in the French capital for a quarter of a century. The €390 million concert hall, which opened to the public on the 14thJanuary 2015, was designed by the Pritzker-prize winning architectJean Nouvel, Hon. FAIA. It joins the other museums, conservatoires and theatres clustered in the Parc de la Villete to form the largest music complex in the world—as part of the ongoing redevelopment taking place in the 19 tharondissement. Read more



Published in Steel Framed Buildings

Steel Tree


“Steel Tree” for Helix Arts by Carl Fisher, a member of Colin Wilbourne’s team for the Wear Riverside Art Project. Although this steel sculpture was designed and created by the artist, the 20m high structure needed to be modelled on a computer to assess its structural stability.

Artists tend to push materials to the limit of their capabilities and methods of construction tend to differ from the usual site techniques.

Published in Public Art
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