Civil engineering, in its textbook definition, is designing, constructing and maintaining the physical and naturally built environment. RSK understands the vast reach of civil engineering. Our civil engineering division undertakes the full spectrum of associated services for a vast range of clientele.
Informed backgrounds and successful collaboration
RSK’s civil engineering teams – CWA, KMG, land and development engineering, and Acies – are populated by senior management that come from development backgrounds, having worked in-house for major UK housing developers for many years. This means that we are proactive in our approach to the development process and, specifically, we understand our clients’ needs. By working closely with other RSK business units, especially geosciences, means that we can bring a full skill set to deliver the best solutions for our clients. Our civil engineering team has extensive experience of designing drainage and highways for new developments, including earthworks, cut-and-fill volumetrics, external works design, site access and sustainable drainage systems. Our design solutions all adhere to local and national regulations.
Meeting challenges with ingenuity
Our client base is diverse. As such, we are contracted to administer a vast array of services. Sometimes that can be helping to deliver a private sale or affordable housing, or to allay concerns regarding the planning process or when encountering technical issues unaccounted for in original budgets. Owing to our experience, we can develop cost-effective solutions to your complex problems. We identify risks at an early stage and help you to understand and mitigate them, keeping construction costs as low as possible.
Our services: a closer look
We work on a wide range of developments for many clients across the UK and mainland Europe at all stages of the design process: pre-acquisition, planning and detailed design through to construction. Having expert knowledge in the field of civil engineering allows us to provide you with valued engineered solutions on the most complex and constrained sites, such as engineering due diligence before buying land; feasibility and value engineering to support planning applications; designing highways, drainage and structural engineering; completing structural surveys of existing buildings and other structures; assessing hydrology and flood risks; securing regulatory consents and approvals; and analysing and problem solving during and after construction.
Engaging group-wide strengths
Connecting to the group’s large resource affords us the flexibility to add specialist resources to projects when programme constraints change, as they frequently do. Although RSK is growing through acquisitions, it retains an intimate consultancy environment that provides clients with a personal service; directors often stay involved with projects throughout the design process. Moreover, our long and qualified track-record of successfully delivering complex development schemes to very demanding timescales and our ability to react quickly and effectively to changes makes us a unique partner in your programme and one that will support you to deliver the solutions you want.