Special Services

 
ES-Consult has since its establishment completed several tasks related to important civil and structural works and has also carried out many special assignments in the category of applied sience. A very important part of the activities of the firm has been assistance and technical consultances to building- and infrastructure owners.
Here follows descriptions of a series of ES-Consult's special services.

 

 

Design Review

Introduction

An important part of ES-Consult's activities has been Design Review of major danish projects.
The review has typically been composed of a systematic investigation of the projects - the specifications, drawings etc - to ensure coherence and agreement in the project itself and coherence between the project and the design basis. Furthermore the completeness of the project is verified and the project is checked for deficiencies.
Depending on the character of the project it can be relevant to make an assessment of the construction and structure of the project in a review and in addition an assessment of the handling of the problem such as the design of construction details.

Special Assignments

In connection with the construction of the stands in the New National Football Stadium Parken in Copenhagen, a design review of the project of the steel structures for the main roof has been carried out for Baltica Finans. The review resulted, among other things, in a modification of the technical solution yielding a better agreement with the owners requirements regarding structural efficiency and safety.
For the Great Belt Company a design review has been carried out for the East Bridge concerning the contractor's tender, the consultant's detailed design and special services from institutes regarding wind tunnel tests, geotechnical tests and hydraulic tests.
For the Danish State Railways a design review has been carried out concerning the basic design of new bridges as well as the technical/legal tender documents for new bridges. Furthermore a design review has been carried out for projects of harbour works.
For the Øresund Link, Coast to Coast, a design review of the technical design basis, of the basic design and of the tender documents for the design and construct tender has been carried out. Previous to this phase ES-Consult gave consultancy to the client unravelling the use of Eurocodes as reference norms for the technical design basis and advised him about the technical conditions for the competition of the consulting services.
For the Øresund Link, Landworks, a review of the basic design and the design requirements for the structures of Project Kastrup has been carried out. Furthermore a design review of the specifications has been carried out and a comparison between the technical design basis for the Øresund  landworks and Coast to Coast works has been performed with the purpose of revealing possible inconsistencies between the two projects.
 

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Air photo of the Danish national stadium Parken under expansion
The main bridge across Flinterenden between Denmark and Sweden
CAD image of the main bridge and the approach bridges crossing ěresund