Sector's we work in
Renewable Energy is a rapidly expanding sector due to the huge encouragement by global world leaders to reduce the CO2 emissions and produce long term solutions to help make the world a sustainable planet.
Securing the future for generations to come, sustainable power is crucial for our survival to utilise energy from natural sources. There are 3 key sources: Water, Solar & Wind - if engineered correctly they can bring vital power to our world with minimal environmental impact.
Solar uses the suns energy though photovoltaic cells in which to generate electricity, wind powers turbines which build kinetic energy transferring into power.
Hydropower is an attractive form of renewable energy channelling the globe’s water flow as it can provide large quantities of electricity without the requirement for expensive fuel. Therefore, hydropower projects are being developed worldwide to support local communities and the effects of climate change.
The current potential for hydropower development and construction is around 70% of the world’s current water resources, harnessing this potential is the true challenge that encompasses the exciting environment of hydropower engineering.
The transition from Thermal to Renewable Energy has taken huge strides over recent decades. Harnessing power from the natural world and the fruits of mother nature has never been greater and this will continue in our efforts to fight climate change and build a better world.
Electricity is generated from a wide range of fuel sources, including fossil fuels (oil, natural gas & coal), mineral fuels (uranium) or renewable sources (solar, wind, hydro, tidal, biomass & geothermal). Coal, oil and natural gas (conventional thermal) fired generation accounts for more than 60% of all electricity production worldwide.
Coal and gas are continuing to play a significant role in the global electricity generation while the power industry is trying to find ways of reducing the CO2 footprint through improvement of fuel efficiencies, new technologies, proving of CO2 capture and sequestration, in parallel with continuing to increase the penetration of renewable technologies such as Wind and Solar.
The world is rapidly expanding with every country’s culture trying to keep up with the huge demand of public life. With a vastly increasing population and the need for both new build and refurbishments of existing infrastructure projects in the developing and already developed countries, it is crucial that the infrastructure continue to grow and innovate to keep up with these demands.
The arteries of the built environment continue to pump the global population in the form of roads / highways, bridges, tunnels, underground construction, rail and buildings. With the global economy heavily reliant on one another it is imperative that communications are developed and improved to withstand the huge level of population traffic.
Geotechnical can be used for a variety of different sectors and industries as a starting point for any potential civil, structural or building construction project. The grounds of any development need the upmost expertise of integrity to help produce an incredible structure from design to completion, every project has a beginning.
Tunnelling plays a critical role across transport infrastructure projects acting as a network to connect people throughout remote locations, urban areas and countries in our modern world, often presenting significant challenges which requires a high level of expertise and innovation. Tunnelling keeps the planet connected under the surface and maximises the Earth’s space.
Acquiring the earth’s natural resources to provide the materials required to support other major industries including: Construction, Motor, Power, Jewellery & FMCG.
Mining has existed as long as civilisations have; humans naturally made use of resources in the earth’s crust; stone for houses and metals for tools. It is now a huge supporter of our modern economy in many regions of the world including the developed and underdeveloped.
The industry advanced considerably in the 1800’s continuing through to the present day on a global scale, preliminary in the western world then prevalently now in developing countries.
Mining techniques vary depending on the type of deposit to be extracted, which is assessed under scrutiny to ensure the most cost effective and safest methods are utilised.
Safety is a key aspect and as technology develops, and mining techniques enhance, it is still very much a dangerous industry to work in.
In the modern world the environmental aspects are a huge concern. As populations and consumerism increase, there is a higher demand for these commodities to sustain everyday life, not just as a luxury. Corporate Social Responsibility is paramount as companies are aware of the implications to communities, the environment and the consequences if due diligence is not followed.
The industry still secures high investment capital even after the dip in commodity prices that followed the boom, all within the last decade. From the major producers through to the junior exploration companies, all are able to compete legitimately for business and industry growth.
Construction is the definition of art and science in order to produce an edifice, it is the techniques and engineering involved in the assembly and erection of structures. The erection of materials to create buildings, from residential or commercial high rises to football stadiums or libraries; each project requires meticulous design and project management to ensure each critical and complex stage is accomplished.
Whilst serving the most well-rounded professionals, the very nature of building construction and architecture also leaves every individual a wide range of choices in which they can deepen and focus their career - from planning to design, technical, construction and management. Furthermore, a variety of building typologies and sectors, such as: mixed use, hospitality, transportation, institutional, residential or commercial schemes offer every individual the greatest freedom to engage in a field tailored to their desires and talents.
Architecture is primarily the design process of the construction industry. Professionals in this sector are involved in securing a brief from the developer that identifies their functional, spatial and subjective requirements of their proposed project. The architectural studio translates the brief into drawings and specifications for client discussion, authority approvals and finally construction. Architects can specialise in any part of that process and may become involved in urban design, master planning, interior design and/or project management.
Providing Building Services are what make a building come to life, it must do what it is designed to do but also provide a space where people can live and work. It is Building Services along with the management and science that enables great advances in this sector. One must understand all MEP service systems holistically with reference to their financial, environmental and social impacts - working alongside Architects, Designers, Structural Engineers Quantity Surveyors, Facility Managers and Building Tenants to produce plans that are specific. Appropriate and responsive solutions create a balanced and controllable internal environment to provide integral building performance encompassing Sustainability.