Consulting engineers

A consulting engineer is an expert in their chosen field. This can include industries such as engineering, science, design, planning and construction. A consultant can be part of a larger practice of thousands of individuals, a partnership of two or more or even an independent sole practitioner. 

Consulting engineers typically have a degree level qualification within their chosen field. They are generally employed to provide independent expertise as part of a wider project, alongside a team of individuals and on a consultancy basis. For example, they would be employed to assist alongside architects and builders on construction projects. 

Depending on the expertise they may be instructed to provide calculations, technical drawings, designs and project management support. Within the realms of a structural engineering practice a consulting engineer would typically offer services such as:  

  • Structural Design.
  • Building Control Calculations.
  • Structural Element Design.
  • Structural Inspection Reports.
  • Party Wall Surveys.
  • Construction Quality Inspections.

Consulting engineers are an integral part of project development. They are on hand to assist with troubleshooting, technical difficulties and delivering cost-saving solutions. 

At Form Consulting Engineers we offer the above services within the structural engineering sector to the domestic and commercial market. We typically work alongside architects, builders and sole clients. 

We use modern structural engineering analysis and building modelling software to produce well communicated, efficient designs. We collaborate with the client and other members of the creative team to develop a design that meets all requirements and needs, considers the Architectural scheme and the existing site.

How can Form’s consulting engineers help?

We are a structural engineering practice based in Truro offering a full range of structural engineering services. Form’s team consists of highly experienced and capable consulting engineers, technicians and support staff. We pride ourselves on our friendly and proactive approach with the aim of being responsive to our client’s requirements from the initial enquiry stage, providing advice and through to project completion. 

We use modern structural engineering analysis and building modelling software to produce well communicated, efficient designs. We collaborate with the client and other members of the creative team to develop a design that meets all requirements and needs, considers the architectural scheme and the existing site. 

Our services include: 

  • Structural Design.
  • Building Control Calculations.
  • Structural Element Design.
  • Structural Inspection Reports.
  • Party Wall Surveys.
  • Construction Quality Inspections.

We understand the need to work closely alongside agents and architects as part of the design team during the detailed stage of any project. This approach limits delays in the preparation of potential construction/tender packages. 

We also recognise the importance of: 

  • Timescales for initial markups to allow the architect to move forward with the scheme. 
  • Working with and having discussions/ flexibility on the approach to the engineering to allow consideration during the design process. 
  • Tailoring our output to meet the need and budget of the project. 
  • Clear and concise drawings and details for easy interpretation. 

Whether you are an individual private client, small business or larger company we recognise that your project represents a significant investment, we always aim to deliver a good quality service to support any of our clients through the design and construction stage. 

Contact us today about your consulting engineering requirements

If Form can help with any consulting engineering advice, a fee proposal or residential structural appraisal, you can get in touch with us here:






    Alternatively, you can email hello@formconsulting.co.uk or call 01872 630 150.