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Permanent Works Design

The permanent works aspect of our business has grown significantly in recent years. The acquisition in 2013 of Farebrother and Partners, a well-established permanent works designer with more than 50 years’ experience has helped establish PDMA as a leading designer of permanent works for building and civil engineering projects.

By exploiting our extensive knowledge and experience of construction techniques, we design permanent works that optimise the use of materials and allow easy, time-saving construction on site. When possible we will simplify construction with a view to eliminate or reduce the amount of temporary works required to help save time and reduce costs on site.

The quality of our service is backed by comprehensive Business Management Systems, with certification in ISO9001 and ISO14001, standing testament to our commitment to continually improve the service we offer.

When contracting our services, you are guaranteed additional peace of mind thanks to our procedures meeting the requirements of ISO 18001 certification, the internationally accepted and recognised management standard for occupational health and safety. If you operate within the rail sector, it’s also good to know as a RISQS approved supplier to the Rail Industry, you can employ our services on your next project.

Additional services include:

Expert witness
We have gained considerable experience and built a formidable reputation for our expert advice in litigation relating to Civil and Structural Engineering disputes. This ranges from investigation of structural failures leading to insurance claims and/or litigation to attendance at Public Inquiries dealing with contentious development schemes.

CDM Principal Designer
Since the introduction of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 1994, we have offered clients a full range of services, developing extensive experience in this role for construction scheme values up to £20 million.

Historically, we have provided the Planning Supervisor and CDM Coordinator roles, and are now in a position to fulfil the role of ‘Principal Designer’ to suit the legal requirements of the newly published Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.

We will also advise Principal Designers with regards to their duties on Temporary Works and Temporary Works design.

Every year we undertake detailed inspections of stadiums to confirm they provide the conditions necessary for a safe and enjoyable experience for spectators, whether that is the permanent infrastructure or temporary arrangements for increased capacity and alternative viewing arrangements.

Our experience in checking the safety and suitability of temporary seating has seen us add prestigious events like, Trooping the Colour, the 2012 Olympics and The Open Championship to our roll of honour, along with numerous concert and festival venues – yes, some do have seats!