Engineers intuitively question and examine the behaviour of structures, in doing so they build up a detailed understating of buildings and structures. Many situations where buildings require maintenance draw on this understanding and intuition.
There are many buildings, be they of an historic nature or a modern framed building, which suffer from deterioration or damage and require specialist knowledge to determine the repair requirements.
Hartigan has fully qualified conservation engineers who can provide guidance and specification for all types of repair in this specialised area of work. We also have highly skilled engineers who can provide services relating to modern form of construction be this spalling concrete, corroding steel frame, subsidence damage, fire damage to structures, slip failure in earth banks, material decomposition or timber decay. We can forensically examine these structures and determine failure modes and required methods of repair. From this specification, details, tender and contract documents can be prepared.