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.
Thin-Gauge Members and Sheeting
Staff members of ES-Consult have great experience in the area of thin gauge members and sheeting.
This experience is concerned both with the solution of problems on a purely theoretical level within the area of thin walled structures, and with the calculation and design of thin walled structures on the basis of Danish as well as international codes of practice.
Furthermore, staff members of ES-Consult have participated for several years in the formulation of codes for thin walled structures in both Danish and European societies.
For firms within the area of thin walled structures staff members in ES-Consult have set up EDB-programmes for calculation of load carrying capacity and stiffness of mass produced thin walled structures.Examples are data for effective cross section for corrugated plates and beams; and load carrying capacity and stiffness of unsymmetrical beams elastically restrained by the sheeting.
Furthermore staff members have dealt with stabilizing stressed skin and stringer structures in buildings, where the sheeting and the purlins are utilized to provide the overall stability of the building.
The firm has prepared the technical content of the brochures for certain manufacturers. The brochures show diagrams and tables for the load carrying capacity of the thin walled products from the manufacturers in question.
Staff members have participated in the project team that prepared the Danish Code of Practice for the Structural Use of Cold-formed Steel and Aluminium Members, 1st and 2nd editions.
ES-Consult is also involved in the preparation of the European Code of Practice for Cold Formed Thin Gauge Members and Sheeting since the firm is the National Technical Contact (NTC) in this work.
Through the years the firm has participated in several in-service courses in the field of thin walled structures especially concerning the introduction of the Danish and the European Code of Practice.
The firm has experience in the preparation of general technical aids with the character of handbooks as two of the staff members are involved in the handbook Teknisk Ståbi with responsibility for the section dealing with steel structures.