Multi Award Winning Consulting Civil, Structural & Conservation Engineers

Our Services


We have undertaken a vast range of briefs involving the use of innovative and conventional materials for new build projects ranging from hotels, residential and leisure complexes to factories, commercial offices, museums and national monuments. We also have a very successful specialist service in façade engineering and cold formed pressed metal system design. The experience of the Group’s skilled Engineers allow us to carry out a wide and diverse range of projects, and to address challenging structural problems associated with listed and historical buildings and new buildings on brownfield sites. Throughout all our assignments, we are focused on providing a first class service on all matters relating to the design of structures.

Civils & Infrastructure

Will Rudd Davidson have delivered on a wide range of Civil Engineering commissions of varying size and complexity.

We have produced successful designs and constructions of foundations for dynamic installations, roads and bridges, main drainage schemes, and a variety of marine infrastructure installations. Civil works assessments and specialist investigations of soil and civil structures are also offered.

In addition, the Company has developed substantial experience in the paper printing industry and also in industrial and domestic estate work, and provide design and management civil engineering packages for heavy plant machinery foundations, earthworks, roads, drainage and primary estate services. We also act as Lead Consultant for major civil engineering, infrastructure, remediation and road works.

Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems/Underground Drainage

We have a track record in providing bespoke design responses to site wide drainage design issues, meeting the requirements of Planning Policy, Environmental Agency, and local authority Flood Prevention Departments, whilst providing a cost effective solution to the Client. We integrate SUDS appropriately into the urban realm, working with the parameters of the site and focus on positive coordination with Architects and Landscape Architects to deliver a most appropriate solution to the site.

Structural Investigation/Forensic

This is one of our core services to a wide range of Clients, from local authorities, Private Developers, and Property Managers.

We carry out:

• Structural assessment and appraisal of properties
• Structural adequacy / capacity analysis of existing buildings to facilitate change of use
• Site inspection and condition assessments of existing and historic buildings
• Investigation of causes of structural defect
• Crack monitoring
• Boroscope surveys
• Coordination of specialist intrusive insitu and laboratory sampling and material testing
• Fire damaged buildings
• Subsidence

Following investigative works, we carry out a primary role in deriving workable structural and conservation solutions, promoting redevelopment, sustainability and longevity in the existing built environment.

Light Steel Frame

We specialise and have vast experience in the design of Light Steel Frame structures. We can provide a design and drafting service for stud and track for infill panel design. However, we also design Light Steel Structural Frames which can extend as high as 13 storeys. Such structures are mainly economically compatible in cellular construction such as hotels or student accommodation. This system allows contractors to build multistorey applications quickly and efficiently with the option of manufacturing panels offsite. This results in accurate and fast construction in a controlled environment with minimal snagging on site.

Industry Sectors Serviced:
Residential Housing / Student Accommodation
Commercial Property / Hotels
Social Housing
Care Homes
Health Centres
Façade Engineering / Cladding Engineering

Façade Engineering / Cladding Engineering

We have extensive experience delivering many curtain walling and cladding engineering projects over the last 20 years in the construction industry. The projects have ranged in size and complexity including structural glazing, differing curtain walling commissions and re-cladding including rain screen cladding panels. The key to our success in this sector is ensuring seamless interfacing with the main structure and bracketry selection. Examples of our experience in this field can be found within the Portfolio section of the website.

Structural Safety/Access Design & Checking

We have extensive experience in the design and checking of suspended access and gantry systems. These include areas within warehouses, the external facades of high rise buildings and bridge under deck access platforms.

Third Party Design Checking/Auditing

Due to our vast range of experience in all aspects of civil and structural engineering, we frequently provide a service as independent checker providing clients with the safeguard and expertise of an independent review of third party designs.

Master Planning

We provide research and reporting services, in support of Master Planning development including Desk Top study reviews, due diligence, Pre-application advice, and liaison. Our services include geo-environmental assessments, mineral stability research and infrastructure and public utility capacity enquiries.


One of the Company’s specialist services is the provision of a total Environmental Management package.

The services offered as part of this package cover a broad range of problems including site investigations, provision of solutions for contaminated areas and landfill sites and the investigation of land and water pollution.


We have delivered many projects within the Energy sector over recent years. Commissions have ranged from assessing existing structures to accommodate small scale wind turbines to designing medium and large scale wind turbine bases and associated infrastructure. We have also been actively involved in solar panel installations and research and development in the biomass and hydrology industry.

We are advocates of sustainable construction and are keen to promote renewable energy and resources through careful detailing and specification together with Client collaboration.

Marine Engineering & Harbour Redevelopment

We have extensive experience in this field and have strong working relationships with experts in tidal, renewable energy and hydrology. Collectively we provide an exemplary service which caters for marine engineering and EIA studies, all of which are necessary for large harbour redevelopment projects.

Legal & Insurance

The breadth and depth of experience of senior staff at the Company allows us to offer expert witness and independent professional advice for legal and insurance cases.

Advice is offered in all matters relating to Contract content, structural design problems and civil engineering issues, and can include the identification and rectification of faults, or the provision of recommended solutions to the fault. Our principal team member in this respect is also qualified as ACIArb (Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators).

Temporary Works Design, Checking & Coordination

We provide an extensive service for varying temporary works design and checking. This includes most contractor design elements, namely piling mats, hoardings propping and needling for slappings, tower crane bases, slip form stability, temporary barriers / railings, back propping sequencing, trench shoring and sheet piling framework and falsework.

Edinburgh Office

43 York Place,
Edinburgh, EH1 3HP.
tel. 0131 557 5255

Glasgow Office

100 Brunswick Street,
Glasgow, G1 1TF.
tel. 0141 248 4866

Ireland Office

South Point, Herbert House,
Harmony Row, Grand Canal Dock,
Dublin, D02 H270
tel. 01 910 3278