KMASS were engaged to prepare the building & structural design for a loft conversion in St Albans.
The Building / Structural design prepared by KMASS provide a very spacious loft, with a en-suit bathroom, shower, storage space.
A derelict building in the town centre was to be brought into use by the College.
KMASS were instructed to provide structural engineering solutions to the challenges posed by the refurbishment works.
QVC required a feature canopy in the entrance area of their new studio complex in Chiswick.
KMASS prepared the structural design of a canopy that whilst being “slim” is capable of supporting heavy plasma screens and other equipment when required.
The War Memorial in the churchyard was leaning precariously. One of our Chartered Structural Engineers carried out detailed investigations and a specialist site investigation company were engaged.
The results of the investigations confirmed our conclusions that the ground had subsided due to the extraction of moisture by nearby trees. We recommended that the foundations be strengthened by taking them to a depth below the level of influence of the trees.
Following a flash flood, the external drainage system surcharged resulting in extensive flood damage to the basement flat within this mansion block.
KMASS were engaged to prepare a specification of repairs that included design and specification of a retro-fit waterproofing system.
The waterproofing system was designed to comply with BS 8102; “Protection of structures Against Water from the ground” and the installation company provided a 20 year guarantee on the system that was backed by an independent Insurance company.
KMASS prepared the design & specification, Invited Tenders from suitable specialist contractors and fulfilled the role of Contract Administrator.
Major cracking had developed to the Church tower and the Parish wished to install a new and much heavier ring of bells.
We investigated the cause of the cracking, carrying out a structural appraisal of the tower.
A structural repair scheme was prepared that would remedy the cracking and permit the installation of the much heavier bells and bell frame and our proposals were put into a Faculty application to the Church of England.
The proposals were approved and the work was completed within programme and to budget.