L.    Devon, UK
M.    0044 (0)7870 179 143
E.    rob@rwclarke.com
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RW Clarke Ltd provides a comprehensive range of structural engineering services including:


Calculate the strength of existing floors and advise on the size and type
of demolition plant that can be safely used. Advise on back-propping, type
and layout options.

Demonstrate by calculation the safety of a pre-weakened structure.

Temporary works design for wall removal and temporary openings to
allow debris removal and machine access including propping and needling.

Temporary works design for shoring basement walls and under-pinning.

Temporary works design for bracing systems providing stability in
refurbishment and demolition.

Design of working platforms / embankments for tracked plant.

Design of temporary ramps for transferring plant from floor to floor inside

Provide 2D and 3D drawings and illustrations in AutoCAD, Tekla and
Visio to communicate demolition sequences and methods.

Provide 3D collapse simulations with animated movie output in real time.


Structural Survey Reports

Feasibility studies considering alternative demolition options and methods with recommendations that cause least risk and least disturbance to neighbours.

Survey and assess reported dangerous structures and provide technical judgement as required by the Building act 1984 and provide advice on emergency measures.

Act as an Expert Witness regarding structural failures.


Advise on demolition sequences and the preparation of detailed method statements and risk assessments, especially for complex structures, party wall situations and refurbishment schemes.

Advise on pre-weakening options associated with the controlled use of explosives.

Advise on safe, efficient and effective collapse mechanisms such as hingeing, launching and pulling.

Advising on the most suitable methods for dealing with pre-stressed and post-tensioned structural elements and other ‘special structures’.

Review demolition methods and sequences providing an independent opinion and confirmation that the proposals are safe.

Provide structural advice and help for organising lifting plans

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