The expert engineers at Holmes Consulting have worked on healthcare facilities right across the country, from small local dental practices to very large regional hospitals, and everything in between. We have consistently delivered innovative, accurate designs, helping healthcare clients find the right systems and layouts to deliver their crucial services. With several decades of experience in successful healthcare projects, we understand the role structural engineers need to play in creating facilities that deliver the best results to the ultimate end users – the patients, staff, and other visitors.
Healthcare projects come with their own pressures and requirements, typically running on extremely tight budgets and deadlines. Often, we’ll need to create designs for a new facility in a busy working hospital, requiring us to find ways to minimise disruption with ‘buildable’ designs that take less time to erect, and are less reliant on heavy machinery. In other situations, we’ll be looking to reduce cost through the intelligent use of materials, or creating designs that are readily adapted as future needs change.
We’ve been heavily involved in designing healthcare facilities that need to protect against potential earthquakes, ensuring continuity of service if there is an event. Applying the principles of Low Damage Design, including base isolation, we’ve delivered robust, resilient structures designed to stand the test of time in the long term, without compromising the delivery of services in the short term.