T M Ventham Practice has provided a structural
engineering and design service to clients throughout the South and West
for the past 30 years.
Our work ranges from structural advice on minor alterations and the survey of existing buildings, to the structural design of projects of over £10million.
T M Ventham Practice team of structural engineers and technicians has a wealth of experience in structural engineering and design and has the expertise to offer CAD design services using the latest technology.
We have established amongst our clients a reputation for sound practical structures and a reliable and responsive service.
Our vast portfolio of work extends from educational and medical buildings, sports and leisure, retail, offices, industrial and business parks to private homes and restoration projects.
The planning department had imposed strict restrictions
on the overall height of the building and this in turn created restrictions
on the depth of the floor construction. Three floors of the building
are under ground level housing car parking, lift and stair shaft and
plant rooms. We used a reinforced concrete trough slab and all of the
structure sits in a 350 deep structural zone with nothing projecting
below, using a 7.5m square structural grid.
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|T M Ventham Practice is often involved in restoration and refurbishment projects in addition to new building design. Restoration design can be very challenging, requiring us to provide adequate strength to support the future of the building but at the same time without destroying the historical detail. It is a delicate balance between aesthetics, design, historical preservation alongside strength, safety and the practical use of an old building in the present day.|