Our building services team have worked on a large range of projects both large and small.
We can provide a unique service including seismic and fire design of support systems as well as suspended equipment in nuclear facilities.
SGL have supported hundreds of multi million pound Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing (ME&P) installations across the UK and Europe over the last 20+ years. We specialise in providing fast turn around efficient service support designs to our clients.
By engaging with the ME&P contractor early in the design process we are able to offer our guidance and expertise to influence the design and layout of the installations to ensure they are carried out in the most cost effective and efficient way. This proactive approach results in cost and time savings, as well as often resulting in a more simplistic design, thereby reducing the risk of unforeseen complications.
We specialise in fire design of service supports as well as seismic design. Fire design often involves an element of testing to be carried out where light weight support systems such as Unistrut or similar are to be used. Seismic design is usually determined based on the performance requirements of the building as set out in the client specification in accordance with EC8. Typically, services are restrained from seismic loading by way of cable braced systems or rigid bracing; sometimes isolation & movement joints may also be used or required. Ground mounted equipment is often restrained by the use of “snubbers” or “bumpers” to limit movement of equipment.