Advanced Structural Engineering
Specialists in Structural Design and Engineering Advisory
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Our Services

Structural Engineering

With the efficient structural engineering design of permanent works being the backbone of our business, we can provide the following additional services tailored to meet your project  needs.

As early adopters and avid users of Autodesk Revit, the industry’s flagship 3D modelling package, MPN has comprehensively developed and tailored the software and work in 3D on almost all our projects.

We use our models from the early stages of design, through to construction and retrofit phases.

Our customised platform allows us to resolve potential issues at the design stage and provide our Clients with a fully co-ordinated and detailed set of construction documents.

We are able to provide a complete steel detailing service including connection design and detailing services. Our detailing is not generic, but specific to each and every use or condition and in compliance with UK industry standards.

Utilising the latest computer techniques in the analysis of reinforced concrete sections we can provide efficient and workable reinforcement detailing and scheduling services to suit the construction team and specialist concrete contractors’ requirements.
MPN were early adopters of post-tensioned structures, and we are at the forefront of post-tensioned design. Unlike many other consultants we can offer our expertise from the initial concept through to final construction documentation and site services. We have also developed techniques for making complex alterations to post-tensioned buildings.
A long history of on-site experience by our Engineers has provided MPN with the knowledge essential for the development of good, practical design and for the selection of reliable construction techniques. We are able to provide site-based engineers that act as the main point of contact between our design office and the construction team which allows construction issues to be resolved quickly and efficiently, taking into account all site constraints. This is particularly important when working with tight construction programs as is usually the norm in high value construction projects.
MPN has been providing temporary works services in connection with our projects for many years, including design of crane bases, façade support, method statements, construction monitoring and Temporary Works Coordinators roles.  We also review other designer’s temporary works proposals to ensure they are fit for purpose and safe to use.
We are able to provide a third-party design review to seek opportunities or mitigate risks in accordance with the local codes of practice and supporting documents. This level of support is beneficial to both optimise and mitigate risk on live projects and at the bid stage to make tender returns more appealing by offering technically sound alternative proposals.
MPN can provide Cat 3 or 3rd Party Checks for various structural designs prepared by others. Working with the design brief and final drawings we can use our expert knowledge to carry out an independent design check and confirm that the design is suitable for the intended purpose or recommend areas which require mandatory or optimal design modifications. We can also produce independent calculations and a Design Check Certificate as required to allow client to obtain approvals from infrastructure and other 3rd party authorities for the design.

 Planning is important in choosing appropriate structural systems especially if ‘fast tracking’ of the construction is required to achieve desired completion dates. The following items are typically considered – shoring sequence and methodology, excavation sequence, truck and crane operations, construction loading, ‘jump deck’ where a critical floor is built first with concurrent construction of lower and upper levels, ‘top down’ construction.

MMPN can offer advice from the inception of a project to help determine the best way forward. We can identify key engineering issues and advise how to overcome or minimise risks and take advantage of opportunities.

We can offer guidance and evaluation of a building to identify key structural and civil engineering issues ahead of final purchase negotiations.

Many projects include a review of documentation to advise possible alternative design solutions with the aim of minimising cost, maximising buildability and reducing building programme time while maintaining or enhancing quality, value and functional performance.

Prior to commencement of any construction works we recommend that dilapidation reports for existing structures and infrastructure adjoining those works be undertaken to protect the Client from possible future disputes regarding damage attributed to the construction.

Civil Engineering

Through our network of contacts developed on past and current projects and by preparing  suitable scoping documents we can assist with the selection and appointment of respected  specialist subconsultants for major drainage works, flood defence and alleviation, geotechnical  design and GeoEnvironmental design.
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