2019 was one of our best yet at Design4Structures both professionally and personally!
With exciting projects, a successful office move, new team members joining us and a couple of new babies, here’s our last year in numbers and some of our favourite projects along the way…
Hong Kong International Airport
Site: Hong Kong
Services: Construction Engineering
D4S collaborated with global engineering consultancy AECOM during 2019, to assist in the delivery of a new terminal at HKIA. Working closely together to develop their design intent to a fabrication level of detail for primary and secondary trusses know as cloud and feather trusses respectively. Also, assisting with the rafters and bracing in the roof and the complex heavily loaded tree structure supporting the roof.
Services: Structural & Infrastructure Engineering
Following the demolition of the existing Almshouses at Woodbridge House, groundswork is now commencing on site for the construction of a 30-unit care home which has been collaboratively designed by D4S. The foundation and drainage works are expected to be completed by the end of March 2020 which will enable commencement of the construction of the masonry walls, precast concrete floors and the interlinking steel-framed walkways and balconies.
Battersea Power Station
Sector: Commercial & Offices
Services: Construction Engineering, Architectural Metalwork, Balconies & Stairs
At the heart of a 42-acre development, Battersea Power Station presents a complex and challenging restoration project, that will eventually be home to 253 apartments, six floors of office space, 90 plus retail outlets, an urban food hall and a 2000 person capacity event venue. D4S were engaged by CMF to work on feature link bridges, north façade restraint beams and the impressive bow-string truss to the existing turbine and boiler house.
Site: Finsbury Park
Services: Structural Engineering
The owner of this existing four storey residential house wanted to convert their semi-basement into an open space by demolishing some of the existing load bearing walls. D4S designed a new steel transfer structure and portal frame that were required to support the existing load bearing elements above the walls to be demolished. The portal frame required the design of a strip foundation which was built underneath the walls, prior to their demolition to minimise the risks of instability of the building during the temporary works.
Tottenham Hotspur FC
Service: Architectural Metalwork, Balconies & Stairs
For the Tottenham Hotspur Football Club’s new stadium, our Structural Engineering Team were chosen to design 37 steel staircases, ranging from back of house and escape to the impressive feature and VIP stairs, designed for both football and NFL standards requirements, including all the associated balustrading, non-standard connections and fixings designs. Not only will the stadium be used for games, it also encompasses a banqueting and conference hall, a 180-room hotel and training and educational facilities for local young people.
Private Manège, Six Tunnels Farm
Site: Private residence – Hertfordshire
Service: Structural Engineering, Construction Engineering
D4S were tasked with designing the whole structure of the manège, which is a set of glulam portal frames supported by shallow foundations. The foundations consist of reinforced concrete (RC) bases under the glulam columns and to reduce the size of the bases they have been connected by RC ties in the direction of the portal frames to improve their slide efficiency. Our structural design and detailing sister company TDS, designed the 3D fab model for curtain walling for All Glass Systems.