Hutchinson Whitlam Associates is a small professional practice based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, offering consultancy services in the fields of civil and structural engineering. The two partners are both chartered Civil and Structural Engineers who have been actively involved in engineering consultancy for more than 30 years. Although support staff is used on larger commissions, the 'hands on' attention of a partner is maintained for every project from briefing through to final project completion.

The practice aims to provide a consistent high quality service, sensitive to our client's needs, to design and construct economically, meeting time, cost and technical objectives. Our standard approach is to be in the forefront of technical development and to work accurately, concisely and with flair; to adopt best modern practice and, where appropriate, provide innovative solutions.

Services currently offered by the practice include:

· civil and structural design work;

· engineering feasibility studies relating to development schemes;

· site appraisals and investigations, including advice on contaminated sites;

· advice on structural refurbishment works;

· surveys and inspections of commercial, industrial and military property;

· investigation of building defects;

· expert witness and legal work;

· duties as Project Safety Co-ordinator for the CDM Regulations (2007);

· project management.

The partners have been responsible for major projects both in the UK and overseas, in virtually every sector of the construction industry. Much of this work has been related to mainstream construction, although a wealth of expertise has also been developed in more specialist areas involving innovative engineering techniques.

Similarly, the practice now has a base workload of traditional commissions in the mainstream construction sectors. However, there is also a growing portfolio of clients who make use of the more specialist consultancy services offered by the partners.

A good working relationship with a small number of high quality professional practices of various disciplines, distributed throughout England and Scotland also provides scope for mutual support as well as a forum for the dissemination of technical or legislative issues affecting either the construction industry in general, or specific commissions. This arrangement means that the range and diversity of knowledge and expertise, which can be brought into focus to solve our Clients’ problems, is quite considerable.
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