We are really pleased to have Scott Kennedy here with us as our Summer student for 2018.
Scott has already completed 4 years at Strathclyde University studying Civil and Environmental Engineering. During his time at MHB Consultants he hopes to gain valuable industry insights and get some hands-on site experience, and even an occasional nightshift with our senior engineers! We are lucky to have a flexible working environment, so we can ensure that Scott gets involved across a wide variety of projects.
After his summer placement has finished, Scott plans to further his studies at Glasgow University, taking on a Masters degree in Civil Engineering or Sustainable Energy.
Photo – Scott (second from the right) pictured with fellow students during their Constructionarium project in 2015, a week long program involving planning and building a scaled down version of the Barcelona tower. Scott and the team took charge of setting out, health and safety, finance, scheduling and the actual construction of the tower.
MHB carried out the design of a series of temporary works to facilitate the removal and replacement of the existing bridge (UB 280/129) over Baberton Road in Edinburgh.
The temporary works included the analysis of the abutments when the existing deck had been removed, abutment saw cuts, abutment edge protection, crane outrigger foundation design, S&T cable support system and precast concrete unit lifting anchor checks.
We also carried out the design of temporary steel frames to ensure the stability of the proposed concrete cill units during transport on the Self Propelled Modular Transporter (SPMT) and a check of the stability of the existing deck when it has been removed on the SPMT. The job was successfully completed in June 2018.
Photos below taken onsite by AMCO.
As part of Network Rail’s 2017/18 programme to carry out repairs and refurbishment of existing structures, MHB Consultants Ltd. was appointed as designer by Taziker Industrial to undertake the engineering design of the works on UB 162/051 River Ayr Viaduct, which crosses River Ayr in Ayr town centre.
The works included undertaking condition surveys of the existing cast iron walkway and masonry before developing repairs to both. To assist in determining repairs for the walkway, MHB Consultants undertook 3D finite element analysis to determine extents of metalwork repairs, designed the replacement concrete deck units and assisted Taziker Industrial in developing a safe construction methodology to implement the repairs.
All works were carried out without the need for disruption to rail traffic.
Read more information about the project from Network Rail: