Consulting Civil, Structural & Geotechnical Engineers

Demolition

Richter Associates provide a specialised, structural engineer demolition service .

With 30 years as a civil and structural engineer, including five years with a major UK demolition specialist, we have a wealth of experience both in the UK and internationally.

We have been responsible for providing safe and economic demolition sequences for structures ranging from power stations and bridges to 24-storey tower blocks.

Providing pre-demolition structural surveys, reports and temporary works design, identifying potential hazards and advising on how to deal with pre-stressed and post-tensioned structures, Richter Associates can provide advice on how to safely demolish complex structures, provide feasibility studies, plan demolition sequences and assist in the preparation of risk assessments and method statements.

We have extensive design experience in the following ]

Design

  • 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 buildings.
  • 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.

Reports

  • 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.

Advice

  • 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

Need more advice or information on how Richter Associates can help?

If you would like to receive further information or if you have any questions about the services we provide please use the contact form below. Alternatively, you can call our head office on +44 (0)1628 472 881 and one of our Richter Associates personnel will be happy to assist. To find the contact details of our additional offices please visit our Contact Us page.

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Memberships & Affiliations

Richter Associates comprises teams of Chartered Engineers registered with the Engineering Council and Institution of Civil Engineers. We are fully committed to encouraging and supporting all our engineers and technicians to become chartered members of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) or the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE). The Company is RISQS qualified and has a well-established and fully audited Quality Management System.

We are a member of the Temporary Works Forum (TWf) and have close ties with all other members to encourage and promote best practice in the Construction Industry. All our engineers are fully trained and qualified for working on constructions sites (CSCS), the Rail Network (PTS) and London Underground (ICI-LU).

Richter Associates Limited has been accredited with Constructionline since November 2017. This accreditation enables quicker pre-qualification process for us and our clients, through a standardised system to demonstrate our compliance with current Health & Safety standards.

Where to find us

Title Address Description
Richter Associates - Birmingham
35 Bull St, Birmingham B4 6EQ, UK

THE LEWIS BUILDING,
BULL STREET
BIRMINGHAM,
WEST MIDLANDS.
B4 6EQ

Richter Associates - Huddersfield
Independence House, Holly Bank Rd, Huddersfield HD3 3HN, UK

INDEPENDENCE HOUSE,
HOLLY BANK ROAD
HUDDERSFIELD.
HD3 3LX

Richter Associates - Marlow
9 Station Rd, Marlow SL7 1NG, UK

9 STATION ROAD,
MARLOW,
BUCKS.
SL7 1NG

Richter Associates - Exeter
3rd, The Senate, Southernhay Gardens, Exeter EX1 1UG, UK

THE SENATE,
3RD FLOOR,
SOUTHERNHAY GARDENS,
EXETER,
EX1 1UG

Contact Information

Marlow Office (Head Office)

TEL: +44 (0)1628 472 881
ADDRESS: 9 STATION ROAD, MARLOW, BUCKS. SL7 1NG

Birmingham Office

TEL: +44 (0)121 728 6430
ADDRESS: THE LEWIS BUILDING, BULL STREET, BIRMINGHAM, WEST MIDLANDS. B4 6EQ

Huddersfield Office

TEL: +44 (0)1484 637 994
ADDRESS: INDEPENDENCE HOUSE, HOLLY BANK ROAD, HUDDERSFIELD. HD3 3LX

Exeter Office

TEL: +44 (0)1392 537 470
ADDRESS: THE SENATE, 3RD FLOOR, SOUTHERNHAY GARDENS, EXETER, EX1 1UG

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