Geotechnical Investigations

Contamination Analysis

Contamination analysis is carried out in conjunction with numerous investigations and can also be carried out for hotspot identification and validation exercise. The chemical analysis (water and soil) is undertaken by an MCERTs and UKAS accredited laboratory to ensure full quality of data.

The analysis carried out generally comprises a full contamination suite of determinants based on the CLEA model and the GAC parameters (Generic Assessment Criteria for Human Health) published by LQM (Land Quality Management) including Arsenic, Boron, Cadmium (total), Chromium (total), Copper, Lead, Mercury, Nickel, Selenium, Zinc, Cyanide (total), Phenol, Sulphate (S04), Sulphide, pH, Sulphur, Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) and Speciated Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH). However more specific tests can be carried out including PCB analysis VOC (volatile organic carbons) and SVOC (semi volatile organic carbons) analysis and BTEX (Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene and Xylene) analysis if required.

Our Other Services

Civil & Structural Engineering

Civil & Structural Engineering

Engineering Innovation is at the heart of our approach to structural engineering. Shire were formed during 1988 in the belief that many clients were dissatisfied with the traditional reactive response of some Engineers.

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Telecommunications Design

Telecommunications Design

Shire have a vast array of in-house design skills and expertise. Our dedicated telecoms team are often driving a gold design standard in the industry for others to follow. Our commitment is to provide quality design in a proactive, forward-thinking way & quickly! Our services also include site surveying, building analysis, tower analysis and line of sight surveys.

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Geotechnical Investigations

Geotechnical Investigations

Shire originally started the geotechnical service to provide our own engineers with information on site, while the structural surveys were being carried out. This allowed us to offer a reactive, rapid response to our clients as a ‘one-stop shop’ for Design, Investigation and Construction.

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Structural Investigations

Structural Investigations

As Structural Engineers, we have worked with the Property Insurance sector since 1998. We conduct structural inspections, impact damage analysis, specialist investigations and root cause analysis. All of which is engineer-led using straightforward language. Our experienced engineers are also asked to conduct Expert Reports and Expert Witness Service for homeowners and clients alike.

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Structural Repairs

Structural Repairs

Shire offer a specialist building repair service registered under the Safe Contractor Accreditation and the Contractors Health & Safety Assessments schemes. In conjunction with our inspection & investigation services, we can offer a full solution from initial cause analysis through to structural repair.

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Research & Development

Research & Development

We love a challenge! We were first asked to find a solution for repairing terraced houses in the City of London that had restricted access but needed structural support. That was in 1998 and the Shire Pile was created. Since then the R&D team at Shire have developed more products with a focus on restricted access, concrete-free, easy to install, removable and recyclable for a wide variety of applications. And there are plenty more solutions on the way. Contact us if you have an engineering challenge we can help to solve.

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