Welcome to Kirkwood Structures
At Kirkwood Structures everything we do is driven by our goals of providing best-in-class engineering services for all clients, from homeowners to large developers. This means acting with social and environmental responsibility and integrity. It also entails producing high-quality information from short reports to providing years of project involvement.
We offer a comprehensive range of services to all customers, you can learn about more detail below or if you are a home owner looking for a Structural Engineer then please follow the link directly below.
THE ART OF ENGINEERING
ABOUT KIRKWOOD STRUCTURES
I set up Kirkwood Structures in South Cambridgeshire as I have an enormous passion for innovative but simple structural engineering design and detailing. Having been a successful engineer in the industry, including working for one of the biggest engineering firms on award winning projects, I now offer a bespoke service to clients that I can tailor to suit.
Whilst I have specialist experience in timber, the media and domestic projects I've designed comprehensive calculations in all major materials (and some minor) so I can bring innovative and cost-efficient solutions to any construction project.
As well as being a Chartered Structural Engineer I’m a STEM Ambassador encouraging students into the industry and I was recently commended by the CFCI for the Young (under 40) Professional of the Year Award.
Founder and Principal
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LEARN ABOUT OUR SERVICES
DESIGN AND CALCULATIONS
Design is more than calculations and numbers. We at Kirkwood Structures provide advice at every step of the process. Having experience with all major (and indeed, some minor) materials, means that our designs will be strong, efficient but also appropriate to the size and scale of the project.
Once the design is complete, we will produce comprehensive calculations to ensure compliance with building regulations.
Technical drawings are absolutely key to the whole construction process- what's on the page is what gets built after all. We produce our drawings using AutoCAD, an industry standard computer modelling tool, but also quality sketch information overmarked on architects' plans to keep costs minimal for our client.
REPORTS AND SURVEYS
Buildings age, some hold up well, others crack or subside, and some may need to be re-purposed or altered.
Our structural reports for domestic or commercial clients clearly and efficiently explain the key issues, and how to address them.
3RD PARTY DESIGN CHECKING
Having worked in a technical advisory role with Project Managers for a number of clients, including the Education Funding Authority, we have substantial experience in providing 3rd party design checks. We can review designs as well as site inspections on quality assurance.
DEVELOPER LED PROJECTS
Kirkwood structures can offer not just the experience but adds value by being on the team to achieve a successful project. From office fit outs to student residential projects to commercial or industrial developments we can add value.
We can also work with clients as a technical advisory role or contractors on value engineering projects.
Timber is a beautiful material. It is efficient in weight and strength and gives a warm feel to any project. In today's modern methods of construction you'd be excused for not seeing the wood for the I Joists, glulam, CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) and LVL (Laminated Veneered Lumber), we cut through that providing advice and designs not only on modern engineered wood but green oak frames and traditional mortise and tenon joints.
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