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Detail Design

Spencer Group’s in-house design team produce 75% of the detail design work that we build. These in-house disciplines cover Civil, Structural, Architectural, Mechanical, Electrical, Controls & Instrumentation and Process engineering.

We work to the latest standards, led by Chartered Engineers who ensure that our competency and assurance levels are kept up to date, running an IHS subscription to ensure we are always working to the latest codes and standards and an NBS subscription to produce accurate specifications across the following sectors:

We challenge conventional thinking, providing our engineers with a platform for innovation and continuous improvement, looking to add value throughout the project life cycle from concept design to commissioning and eventual de-commissioning. Our designs are based on developing workable solutions with the construction and procurement teams for buildability, safety and quality in addition to getting the best cost solution.

Spencer Group utilise the latest CAD software, from Structural Analysis, including Non-Linear FEA, using the latest Eurocodes to plant modelling with proprietary software and manual calculation from first principles. Our deliverables, such as construction drawings and material schedules are produced from 3D models using Bentley AecoSIM, Solidworks and Revit. We import laser scans to ensure site constraints are modelled effectively in our federated models and we are able to provide animations to make our models show the construction sequence when required. The whole philosophy around our design is that we will work collaboratively with all stakeholders throughout the design process with an integrated flow of data through our adoption of BIM strategy.

Spencer Group can undertake the role of Principal Designer under CDM 2015, compiling the pre-tender health & safety file, undertaking checks to make sure all designers and contractors are competent and adequately resourced to deliver the programme safely and manage the interfaces between all parties. We can review the health and safety file throughout the construction phase as maintained by the principal contractor and ensure the handback package is of sufficient accuracy and quality to be accepted and is in accordance with the works information.