Beta Design Consultants provide clients (plant managers, warehouse owners, industrial estate agents) with design solutions that include the architectural/structural assessment, defects diagnosis, repair specification as well as the design of new facilities, extensions, upgrades and modifications.
Beta Design Consultants have extensive experience in the design and modification of all types of industrial building structures. We work with the clients and their asset managers as well as their nominated contractors to select the suitable form and structural layout using traditional and modern materials.
Our portfolio is expanding, and we are resourced to provide architectural, civil and structural engineering design services for the following types of industrial buildings:
- Portal frame warehouse-type buildings
- Equipment supporting buildings
- Manufacturing plants (process, food, chemical, manufacture).
- Conversions to and from industrial (change of use and adaptation).
We are often engaged at the early stages of planning or immediately after planning approval. We advise the client and the contractor on the advantages and disadvantages of different structural solutions:
- Steel frames with masonry infill walls
- Concrete frames
- Steel frames with composite slabs
- Steel frames with beam and block floors
We design taking into account the cost implications, the skillset of the contractor, the function and operational details, the spans/loads/layout of the building. Our team uses the latest computer-aided-design CAD tools to design and detail the structural solutions. We support our drawings with a set of specifications that ensures our design are built safely, on time and within budget.
We follow up with site visits as and when required to ensure effective communication with the contractor team during construction and to maintain a cooperative team spirit until completion.
Our services include the following:
- Design of industrial buildings structures and foundations
- Assessment of existing industrial buildings/plants
- Refurbishment and repair of industrial buildings
- Extension of existing plants and industrial buildings
- Addition or upgrade of gantry/monorail beams
- Addition or upgrade of equipment and pipe supports
- Structural repairs and refurbishment
- Structural surveys and condition assessment
- Design of vessel platforms
- Steel, concrete and composite frames
- Design of equipment support structures and foundations
- Design of pipe racks structures and foundations
- Design of access structures and access platforms
- Design of compressor shelters and compressor foundations
- Design of foundations for dynamic loads
- Refurbishment and modification of existing oil and gas plants
- Assessment of refineries and petrochemical plants
- Life extension of existing chemical and petrochemical facilities
- Modular/Module design, skid design and lifting studies
- Design, assessment and modification of offshore platforms