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Structural Surveys Limited

Structural surveys of commercial, industrial and residential buildings


We have developed an entirely new way of carrying out structural surveys of buildings. All of our surveys are conducted using digital technology. We have developed bespoke software for our structural engineers to use on digital tablets. Our survey reports are prepared live on site, with all data recorded directly onto the tablets. This results in high quality, 100% accurate, rapid turnaround reports. No paper, no hand-written notes, no delay! Whereas the best of our competitors typically deliver reports to their clients within 7-10 days, Structural Surveys Ltd’s innovative product guarantees delivery of our reports within 1 day.

What prompted you to develop it?

I have been in the structural engineering industry for over 35 years and in that time, little has changed in the way structural surveys are conducted. Clients are often frustrated by the delay in issuing of reports, as these documents inform their decision making in proceeding with the purchase or leasing of a building, be it commercial space or residential. Time is critical in property transactions. The factors that are important to our clients are expeditious delivery of reports and quality of their content. We developed our new product to address these issues.

Is it in production or use?

Structural Surveys Ltd first developed our unique reporting system around 2 years ago, and it has been in operation since, but continuously evolving.

Who inspires you?

I am inspired by industry leaders who have not been held back by the constraints of convention. Steve Jobs, James Dyson and Richard Branson are amongst those who inspire me.

What do you hope to achieve in developing this innovation?

Commercially, we are moving towards a national coverage to offer our innovative structural survey services, with our Head Office remaining at Sci-Tech, Daresbury. Our aim is to disrupt conventional process and to drive our industry into adopting similar, highly efficient systems.

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Date of Application

January 2019