We provide experienced Engineering personnel to perform key roles within the site teams on major underground projects, filling the roles of Engineering Manager, Design Manager, Geotechnical Manager, Monitoring Manager, Risk Manager, etc. We fully and seamlessly embed within the project team, ensuring proposals are safe, economical and best value, bringing forward value engineering proposals as appropriate.
Design Management & Coordination
LBA provide experienced Design Managers and Design Coordinators for civil engineering and multi-disciplinary projects of varying types and sizes. Utilising skills developed while working for Consultants and Contractors, primarily on the design and construction of major tunnel and station projects in the UK and overseas, they apply their knowledge of the design and coordination process to ensure that design programmes and deliverables are developed and managed to realistic timescales, whilst maintaining a coordinated design which meets both the client and contract’s requirements, including constructability.
LBA’s Geotechnical and Ground Engineering specialists have been involved in many site investigations as specifiers, managers and reviewers, particularly in relation to tunnelling projects and activities. They have also carried out forensic studies relating to incidents and claims, and undertaken contractual risk assessments, principally through the review of GBR documents at different stages of preparation or application, or through the development of Instrumentation and Monitoring strategies and the related response planning procedures.
One of the team’s key strengths, developed through years of experience working on-site on civil engineering projects of all scales, is the ability to provide a practical understanding of the challenges posed by ground issues. This strength is enhanced by the team’s appreciation of all the complex variables inherent in geology and ground interaction, and by their skills in the design, planning and management of processes for the control, monitoring and mitigation of ground movement and its related impacts on construction and on other structures within the zones of influence relating to different types and phases of groundwork.
The team is made up of highly-qualified and experienced individuals who are generally well-known in their field. This recognition is due to their work, their contributions to the Warwick University Tunnelling M.Sc. Ground Characterisation Module, their involvement in BTS courses and in the different professional institutions to which they belong, such as IoM3, BGS, BGA etc. Through this they also maintain their CPD and participate in the review of technical papers and chartership submissions.
Surveying & Monitoring
Our experienced survey staff are able to provide highly accurate survey networks for all types of construction and tunnelling project to enable the most complex of schemes to be built with full confidence that all structures are well within tolerance.
The monitoring undertaken for these large-scale civil engineering projects and underground works requires a wealth of knowledge both of the surveying and monitoring methods used to detect and measure effects, and of the potential engineering and geotechnical causes of these effects. Our experienced and acknowledged survey, geotechnical and engineering staff have substantial experience on major construction, rail infrastructure and tunnelling projects, having established robust monitoring systems to provide absolute confidence to both the Client and third-party stakeholders as the works progress.
Assurance & Requirements Management
The management of Assurance and Requirements is a key element of project delivery, particularly in regulated areas such as railways but also more generally in demonstrating compliance to the client. This is part of the wider system engineering and management process.
LBA has wide experience in establishing and managing documented processes for Assurance through design and construction in line with a wide range of client systems. These include TfL and Network Rail as well as delivery organisations such as Crossrail and High Speed 1 and 2.
The management of Requirements is the process by which the project owner is assured that he has the assets he requires to meet his operational demands. LBA has implemented the application of formal requirements management on a wide range of projects.
LBA can also implement other aspects of systems engineering including Systems Integration, Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS) and Human Factors.
LBA are focused on the information management aspects of Building Information Management (BIM) as modelling is increasingly used as the central source of knowledge for many other disciplines, including constructability.
To ensure our staff can work effectively in the modern design environment, awareness of BIM processes has been cultivated across the company and therefore we are able to advise on how best to leverage information for a positive outcome.