Grand Design by the Water

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We have provided structural engineering design services for a bespoke, private house fronting the River Thames in Shiplake.  The “House by the Water” occupies a very narrow site and includes a partial basement adjacent to the river that extends below water level.  Part of the superstructure was constructed using insulated formwork to form a central drum with the remaining cantilever structure completed with steel sway frames and timber construction, to create the unusual form of this exciting and innovative building. The project was filmed for the Channel 4 series Grand Designs, broadcast in October 2012.

For further information contact John French at our Oxfordshire office

All Hands on Deck

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Our surveying team has recently been undertaking some interesting surveying projects for vessel-based applications, and it has become clear that accurate CAD data is not available for many marine craft.  As a result, the team have been developing their laser scanning capability to deliver fast and accurate models of these typically complex geometries in order to facilitate internal refits, restoration and / or design. A recent project involved the full scanning and production of CAD models of the internal structure of a riverboat based on the River Thames.

For further information contact John Hallett-Jones at our Oxfordshire office

Queen Anne’s Bed

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Working on behalf of Historic Royal Palaces to preserve our nation’s history, our Geomatics team has recently captured high resolution imagery of Queen Anne’s four-poster bed.  Dating from around 1714, the bed is a fantastic example of the period with decorative cornicing and textiles. Every part of the bed was photographed and rectified in order to produce a digital montage of the timber components and textiles.

For further information contact Chris Edge at our Oxfordshire office