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The company is a limited company operating from offices in the North Fylde area, with clients spread over the entire Northwest of England. Our clients are from domestic, Industrial, leisure and retail sectors together with local Authorities. The value of schemes undertaken varies from reports on minor building defects to new build projects to a value of £15 million. The experience of our staff includes work in the Local Government and private sector environments. We have gained particular expertise in the local geology and in foundation engineering, Structural Engineering, Civil engineering including Water related projects, Airfield design & maintenance, and Coastal engineering. We are on all the local planning focus groups and have over fifteen years experience with working with all the local authorities on planning matters. Additionally Keystone Design Associates Ltd are Chartered Planning Supervisors and are currently undergoing assessment against ISO 9000.

The Company is led by a Chartered Civil Engineer and employs professionally qualified Architects, Engineers and Surveyors supported by Architectural & Engineering Technicians and administrative staff. Support from specialist consultants from other fields is available by networking Transportation Engineers, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers and Town Planners. The Company enjoys the benefits of fully networked I.T systems, holds the licence for Master-series structural design suite and an integrated Cad package. Other CAD packages include drainage design systems, and highways design packages and the NBS Specification. All drawings are produced on Autocad and provision of drawings in an electronic format is available in either dwg dxf or pdf files. The company maintains an up to date library supported by Internet reference system. The company has full in house survey equipment which includes amongst other items theodolite, levels, digital verniers, Schmidt hammers, Soil probes shear vanes & penetrometers, damp meters borescopes and covermeters.

 

QUALITY MANAGEMENT

As a professional company we are dedicated to the pursuit of quality, which is demonstrated not least by the professional qualifications of our staff but also our membership of leading quality organisations. Our commitment to quality enables us to provide a consistent first class service to clients delivered in an efficient and effective manner.

 

ISO 9000 ACCREDITATION

In 2000 we obtained accreditation to ISO 9002 quality assurance standards. All projects are conducted under strict supervision of the appropriate chartered professional working within our office procedures developed within the framework of ISO 9002 quality management systems.

 

BRITISH STANDARDS INSTITUTION

Our membership of the British Standards Institution (BSI) confirms our commitment to excellence. As members of the BSI all our standards and procedures are kept up to date. We maximise efficiency by adopting highly respected standards that are integrated into every aspect of our business.We have immediate access to unrivalled information resources via our membership of the BSI, thereby enabling us to exploit the full spectrum of industry standards directly.

 

CONSTRUCTIONLINE

Our membership of Constructionline acts as an assurance of our company’s quality enabling our clients to by- pass the formal pre-qualifying procedures. As we are pre-vetted by Constructionline references for our suitability for a specific project can be independently obtained by clients thus saving time and money.

 

Northwest Consortium

The registration with the Northwest Consortium is a requirement for National Health Trust contracts with the Northwest areas. Our registration is assurance that our system meet the rigorous standards required by the Health Authorities.