Rubix Consulting

Rubix Consulting is a specialist engineering consultancy dedicated to the field of Temporary Works; the company was born out of a desire to provide practical, economical and safe Temporary Works solutions to the UK construction industry.

Whether you are looking for a tower crane foundation design, a third party scaffold check, advice on demolition sequencing or a site visit to review and identify your projects temporary works requirements – we can help.

Our approach has been to consistently provide a professional delivery service and to nurture meaningful, long-lasting relationships with our clients. The result of this has been that, over the course of just a few years, we have built an impressive project portfolio and amassed a dedicated client base spanning across several industry sectors. The core of our portfolio is based on repeat business from satisfied clients who have come to trust and rely on us to help them meet their Temporary Works requirements. In addition, we are routinely contacted by potential new clients who approach us by way of recommendation.

Our services are tailored to suit and as such, we have garnered a diverse client list including national and regional main contractors, specialist subcontractors, facilities management companies, developers and construction sole proprietorships.

The company head quarters are located in the Midlands, providing centralised access to projects throughout the UK; we are currently involved in ongoing, live projects in Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Warwickshire, Northern Ireland and Jersey to name but a few.

So, if you are involved with short-term structures and value long-term business relationships – why not get in touch…

What are Temporary Works?

The term Temporary Works refers to short-term structures that enable the construction of, provide protection, support or allow access to, the permanent works during construction. Examples of temporary works include scaffolding, formwork and falsework, granular working and piling platforms, excavation support, tower crane foundations and propping and needling to name but a few items. In addition, the permanent structure in a part complete state can also come under the category of Temporary Works. An example of this is a steel frame which requires temporary bracing to provide lateral stability until the remaining structure, which could include rigid concrete cores and floors that provide diaphragm action, is fully complete.

Temporary works are structures in their own right and need to be competently designed and checked to ensure that they are structurally adequate and suitable for their intended purpose. Temporary Works design is intrinsically linked with construction methodology and Temporary Works designers therefore need a sound understanding of on-site processes, construction methods and the challenges faced by the site team. In addition, up-to-date knowledge of proprietary equipment and materials is essential in ensuring that the design solutions being offered embody innovative techniques and make appropriate use of technological advancements in the industry.

For this reason, our team comprises of individuals who have had experience of working in practical, ‘hands on’ site based roles with main contractors and also in consultancies where they have spent time designing and detailing temporary works schemes.

When choosing a Temporary Works consultant for your project, it should be remembered that temporary structures are often subjected to concentrated, eccentric and variable loading patterns which differ from those acting on standard permanent works. Specialist knowledge is key to ensuring safe and cost-efficient design – get in touch to see how we can help and find out what sets us apart.