The importance of carrying out bearing and expansion joint inspections by proficient and competent engineers who understand their functionality can often be key to maximising a structure’s lifespan and avoiding major, unexpected, emergency repair costs.
Ekspan have carried out a number of projects for swing bridges and foot bridges. From design, fabrication of all structural components, to trial erection and final installation. Details of these type of bridge installations can be supplied on request.
Ekspan offer specialist engineered solutions for difficult and unusual movement problems. Ekspan has delivered a number of projects requiring bespoke bearings, for new-builds, stadiums, heavy industrial applications such as pipelines and offshore platforms, buildings and fabricated steel structures.
Our scope of offer is not restricted to designing, supplying and installing Ekspan standard mechanical bearings conforming to EN1337 standards.
In cases where our standard product range may not be suitable for special structures requiring precise articulation or where bearings need to accommodate extreme high uplift loads, our technical team work with our in-house design team to offer the best solution. Ekspan can provide assistance at the early design stage in developing a bespoke product. As well as the supply of a bespoke bearing solution we also have trained installation engineers who could install and commission the product on your behalf.
Often a bespoke bearing may not conform or be covered under EN standards and therefore would not be CE marked. However, they would conform to BS5400 and a certificate of conformity would be supplied.