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Civil Engineering Design

Civil engineering is a vast and complicated field that deals with the design, construction, maintenance of our physical environment. It’s not just about buildings or roads, it includes things like canals to sewage systems.

The public sector is one of the most important realms for civil engineers because they have a chance to make an impact on people’s lives. Some examples include working with local governments, stitching communities together by building roads or bridges in between them so that trade can happen more easily across shorter distances which leads us closer towards becoming globally competitive as well!

Civil Engineering Design

Proposed Ground Level Strategy

Generation of proposed levels is completed in conjunction with other designers including Architect and Highways consultant to ensure that the proposed site communicates with external roads and boundaries together with compliance with building regulations and client parameters for access.

The proposed levels strategy impacts on other disciplines, in particular drainage, where the topography generated by the site levels dictates both water flow routing and also the relative depth between ground level and drainage features.

Civil Engineering | Proposed Ground Level Strategy
Design modelling of ground levels in undertaken within Autodesk Civil 3d, which allows formation of multiple surfaces, assessment of gradients and drainage flow path analysis.

Review of ground levels is also beneficial within Revit BIM, where accurate representation of proposed and existing ground surfaces allows the spatial design of retaining structures to be established, allowing the retaining form to be designed either in house or in conjunction with external specialists.

Civil Engineering Design

Ground Modelling Cut Fill

Working from existing topographic survey to proposed site prepared plateaus, MP provide volume calculations for contractor assessment of the required earthworks to achieve the design criteria.

Cut fill analysis is completed within Autodesk Civil 3d, where 3 dimensional surfaces are formed allowing the software to calculate the height difference between surface pairs and record the total amount of cut – fill and the resulting net value.

Civil Engineering | Ground Modelling Cut Fill
Removal of materials from construction site is controlled by legislation with substantial associated cost – as such defined cut fill assessment provides the opportunity to assess the proposed works and make design adjustments to optimize the ground works elements of overall project.

Site Remediation

Remediation of sites may be required as a result of previous uses or natural conditions which are unsuitable for the proposed use.

Previous site use is reviewed at desk study level by the assessment of historic data to build a chronological picture of factors which could impact on the proposed site.

Civil Engineering | Site Remediation

The possibility of previous contaminative uses of the site is considered in detail during intrusive site works, with insitu sampling and laboratory testing commissioned to identify and quantify risk to the environment, end users and construction operatives. Remediation of contaminated materials can be achieved in various forms and is defined and agreed by specialist consultants and contractors with the local authority and other stakeholders.

Geotechnical remediation is necessary where the sub soil is found to be unsuitable to support the proposed development structures or external pavement. The level of improvement is dependent on the classification of the existing sub-soil and the required loading capacity of the ground. Improvement techniques range from simple re-compaction of sub-soil to inclusion of modifying materials to alter the engineering properties of the ground.

MP work with specialists to identify the most suitable form of remediation for the proposed development, and provide arrangement plans and specifications for pricing and implementation of remediation works.

Civil Engineering Design

Highway Retaining Structures

Design for support of ground within the zone of influence of public highways is subject to agreement with local authority approval bodies, typically culminating in a requirement to complete Approval in Principle AIP.

MP have experience in the design, agreement and detailing of various forms of retaining structure in accordance with Highways Design Standards.

Civil Engineering | Highway Structures
The construction form is dependent on site parameters, ground conditions and temporary works considerations which are considered within the design process.
Civil Engineering Design


Works on sites where water features have been covered over require consideration relative to the existing construction form and proposed

Approval for works to culverts is dependent on the status of the watercourse.

Environment Agency consent is required for main rivers / watercourses, based upon standard and bespoke rules depending on the proposed works.

Civil Engineering | Culvert
Unnamed features subject to the approval of the local authority or drainage board.

Replacement, strengthening, diversion and repair of culverts has been completed on numerous projects, with considerations such as temporary flow control, dewatering, excavation support and provision of egress for wildlife included within design proposals.

Client responsibility for the integrity of culverted watercourses is typically applied on a riparian basis, whereby any culvert present within a site is the owner duty to maintain. Early identification of culvert features within development sites together with completion of condition surveys is required to progress the consenting process which is typically expected to be of a similar duration to planning application.

Structural Engineering Projects