We regularly carry out diving inspections on behalf of clients. Clients include civil and structural engineering consultancy firms or surveyors, asset owners (port or harbour authorities), asset operators and main contractors.
We are a member of the Association of Diving Contractors and follow the latest code of practice. Our diving procedures are fully compliant with the L104 ACoP
We have various diving systems available for diving inspections. We have containerised dive systems with video systems with display screens within the dive control. This allows clients to view their structures and direct the diver accordingly. We also have mobile spreads which can be run with or without compressors which may be important when working in sensitive environments.
Our diving inspection work is deployed on a range of structures but have historically included: sheet pile retaining walls, mass concrete walls, bridge abutments, floating pontoons, sea bed protection systems, locks and lock gates.
A fundamental step to any diving inspection is a clear brief to the diving supervisor. Our engineers will provide a brief which is tailored to the structural form and potential failure mechanisms of the structure and cognisant of the client brief. We spend time itemising potential defects that would be problematic on certain structures.
Occasionally it is necessary to put a Chartered Civil Structural Engineer underwater to assist with the appraisal of maritime structure. Constructex personnel are fully qualified commercial divers and are Chartered Engineers. This gives our clients the reassurance they need that their structures are being appraised by competent individuals with the necessary knowledge and experience to draw conclusions and make recommendations.
The report produced following the dive inspection is the deliverable to our clients. These are written by professionally qualified civil and structural engineers. This allows us to produce interpretative reports for the benefit of our clients.
Our inspection and reporting procedures are modelled on the latest guidance produced by various bodies / organisations.