E&M West is a general practice Civil and Structural engineering design consultancy. We began working in Bath in 1999, and became an independent practice in 2009. We work across the region and beyond, and pride ourselves on maintaining long term client and professional relationships, many of which go back 20 years.
Our current instructions include:
• Refurbishment and extension of existing buildings
• New build structures, in particular using sustainable timber frame technologies
• Structural condition surveys
• Defects investigations and specification of remedial works.
• Infrastructure including sustainable drainage schemes
Our clients include public sector and commercial clients, as well as private individuals. While we are based in Bath we work in Bristol and across the wider region, including the London corridor.
We are proud to work with education and training provider Green Register to promote sustainable construction. Our objective is to provide the best possible engineering design solution consistent with our clients design objectives, programme and budget.
We see the key to realising this goal to be effective communication initially with our clients and subsequently with other members of the design team. Design is a collaborative and inevitably an iterative process, where design priorities from the disciplines involved have to be weighed against each other. Communication is essential if the right balance is to be achieved in the best interests of the client. This approach should extend to the construction phase, particularly in refurbishment projects, as the best results can only be achieved if the skill and experience of the contractor is mobilised to best effect.
We have a commitment to quality which is led by investment and training in our staff. We operate training schemes approved by the Institution of Civil Engineers. We are ISO 9001 certified with a quality system independently audited by the British Standards Institution (BSI).
Two examples of our work are linked to this documents.
The first, Bridge Lock Mews is an example of a residential development designed as a hybrid masonry-timber building on a brown field site utilising piled foundations in difficult ground. Architecture by Hetreed Ross.
The second, Ealing Green Church is an award winning refurbishment scheme including new lobby and gallery structures and internal reconfiguration. Architecture by Potter and Holmes
For more information please refer to our website.