Engineering Design Consultants
May222018
Eadon Consulting continue to expand our capability, and two of our staff recently attended a six-day course run by Sheffield Fracture Mechanics in Buxton. Real structures always contain flaws of some form, such as weld defects, which under the wrong circumstances can result in a part failing suddenly at a much lower load than would be expected based on the yield strength of the steel.  The study of… Read More...
May182018
We have recently returned from two interesting nuclear networking and information events. The first was the Game Changers Post Operational Clean Out (POCO) for Sellafield. This was an event organised by Game Changers and hosted by University of Technology of Strathclyde at their Innovation Centre. The day gave information about what POCO is, the scale of the task, challenges that Sellafield face… Read More...
Apr262018
The replacement Tower Road lift bridge in Birkenhead was raised for the first time on 25th April 2018. This marks a key milestone in progressing the project currently being built by lead contractor Dawnus. The first lift was carried out to check the alignment of the rolling track and also to enable vessels to continue to use the dock having been blocked entry for several days as part of the planned… Read More...
Apr232018
We recently attended the IABSE Future of Design event hosted by the University of Edinburgh Business School. The event is always a good oportunity to meet people working in a variety of areas within the bridges and structures sectors. On this occasion the speakers ranged from architects, consultant turned contractor, designers for the offshore wind industry and engineers who had many years of experience… Read More...
Apr182018
As part of our continued growth we are looking for a design manager to help lead the 3D modelling and drawing output of the office. More information about the role can be found here.    Read More...
Mar222018
      Consuelo Bottamedi and Michael Thorogood have just returned from this year’s Bridges Conference organised by Bridge Design and Engineering. Here they talk about what they learnt from the event. The opening session covered the use of advancing technology to improve the process of design, construction operation and maintenance. It highlighted that the construction industry is still effectively… Read More...
Mar152018
Last Thursday James Hill attended the 65th NIA Decommissioning and Existing Generation group in Glasgow. The event gave a good insight into decommissioning progress at Hunterston A and Dounreay, as well as the work being done at Torness to extend the life of the power station. As ever it was well attended and was an opportunity to catch-up with a number of other companies as well as hear about some… Read More...
Feb202018
Whangarei's Te Matau a Pohe rolling bascule bridge on the north island of New Zealand recently reached the significant milestone of 10,000 operations. Whangarei's councillors, council staff and operating contractors all gathered together for the ceremonial 10,000th lift since its official opening in July 2013. The 10,000 lifts are equivalent to the bridge rolling on its large tracks a total of 125km,… Read More...
Jan302018
Following an international tender, the Government of Bermuda has awarded a UK team, comprising Ramboll (lead consultant), Knight Architects & Eadon Consulting Ltd, the contract to deliver full design services for two replacement highway bridges. The two bridges form a critical link in the infrastructure of Bermuda, connecting L. F. Wade International Airport with capital city Hamilton to the west… Read More...
Jan112018
Here at Eadon we regularly design and substantiate specialist mechanical lifting equipment, including high-integrity cranes for the nuclear sector. A recent nuclear lifting project provided just the sort of challenge we enjoy, designing a high-integrity seismically rated hoist, supported from existing pre-cast anchor bolts weaker than the load they were required to carry!    The breakthrough came… Read More...
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