Cumbernauld Station has recently been upgraded as part of the Edinburgh to Glasgow Improvement Project (EGIP). This £650m scheme is being delivered by Network Rail and includes modernisation and upgrades to key junctions and infrastructure as well as widespread electrification of the Scottish rail network, including the main line between Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Working with our client, Carillion, we provided civil and structural engineering services associated with the design of a new station building and access stairs from an existing footbridge. The station building was a modular steel design where the main structural components were completed off site and then lifted into position on a pre-prepared base. This minimises construction time on site. Works were completed on site in June 2014.
See the recently completed works in the slideshow below:
We are currently using the Strand 7 Finite Element programme to analyse the effect of rock fall impact on a catch fence being installed alongside a busy road in the Highlands of Scotland. The time sequence animation shows the effect of a direct hit of a 200 kg boulder on the fence and was used to check the structural capacity of the components.