The Scope of the Office Building DesignOur team recently offered structural engineering services to one of our esteemed clients by being actively involved in the office building design project in London, UK. This very challenging project involved the members of our team initiating close rapport with the client’s staff; offering support for their services and creating an avenue for his business to burgeon. We were in charge of the structural design process; a journey which began with the thorough review of the existing and preferred architectural design. The project ended with an on-time delivery of the said building, built with materials of the highest quality.
The structure of the office building will be made of:
- Slab on pile foundation
- Timber frame roof
- Metal framing
- Reinforced slab for the ground floor
- Precast concrete for the first floor
Challenges EncounteredAs a result of the soil condition and the cumbersome trees around the structure, we managed to construct the foundation using piles and slab for a heavy load. This was done from the garage on the ground floor.
The piles employed was designed based on the soil report and the specified arrangement on the site. The team also provided detail drawings for the ground floor slab. While constructing, we considered designing the steel structure to carry the load from the first-floor precast hollow section concrete. Related page: Why do you need to design your office place?
John - B
London - UK