We provide professional engineering services for all building types, from state of the art to historic buildings, our projects range from small domestic to major projects of framed and multi-storey design.
Structural Design and Detailing
We regularly design projects of reinforced concrete and steel framed construction, steel concrete and other composite construction, masonry, timber, structural aluminium and glass construction.
Design is fully supported with computer structural analysis design aids and tools, including finite element model and space frame model structural analysis.Design and drawing is output using BIM and CAD facilities.
We provide professional services and have considerable experience in the refurbishment and or conservation of existing and historic buildings.Where appropriate this will include advice and design in respect of change of use.
Crucial to appropriate and economic design of such projects it is important to conduct careful inspection and appraisal of the existing building and proposed future use. This should include testing and inspection for material and timber decay, infestation, dampness and durability.
This involves careful inspection of construction and immediate environment, together with inspection of Ordnance Survey Geological Maps held within our offices, for details of general ground conditions.
Inspection will include an appraisal of the building drainage and services, but understandably the report will confirm that specialist advice should be sought for building services including power, gas, electrical and security installations.
Great Services, High Standards, Creative Solutions
We deliver all kinds of building projects from the earliest planning stages through to operation, in roles ranging from lead consultant to specialist services provider. Our core structural services include structural design, engineering for high wind and seismic environments, peer review and value engineering, forensic engineering and structural investigations, building renovations and alterations, blast resistant design, construction inspection and steel detailing.
With world-class engineering skills, technical back up and in-depth knowledge of current design standards, we deliver the best, most resilient and efficient structures for any type of building in the most challenging conditions. Therefore, we regularly design structures on constrained inner-city sites with all of the associated challenges; for example, making use of existing basements and foundations, threading piles around underground services and infrastructure and working around underground rail tunnels.
Each member of our professional team makes a unique contribution to the success of a project. Altogether we deliver a good, imaginative structural engineering project that works at all stages of its life, importantly, the final structure will do what it was intended to do. At Lim Engineering, we constantly push the boundaries to meet the high expectations of our clients.
We add value to our projects by listening carefully to our clients in order to ensure that we align with their objectives and the needs of building occupants, in addition to delivering structures that are safe, sustainable and cost-effective. From the earliest design stages, we plan for the diverse uses of a project through its whole life-cycle, focusing on efficiency and economy. We seek to deliver flexible solutions able to adapt to future needs, while optimizing the building structure to maximize property value.
Our expertise allows architects to realize their aesthetic visions, while our clients meet their commercial and operational goals.
We promote greater understanding of the structural engineering profession by sharing the achievements and milestones of the industry with the public – creating an immediate and lasting impression of how structural engineers shape the environment.