Welcome to AC Structures
We would like to introduce Allan Corfield Structures Ltd (ACS) a new engineering company based in Fife, created by the same team that made Allan Corfield Architects so successful.
Over the past 12 years AC Architects has worked on over 380 low energy homes across the length and breadth of the UK. We have always tried to provide the best service for our clients, regardless if this fitted within the traditional perception of an Architects practice. We have pioneered a self-build tailored service, the early adoption of 3D BIM software and more recently creating a Virtual Reality suite in our office.
This approach in ‘thinking differently’ has now led to the natural progression of creating a multi-discipline offering. Allowing structural engineers to work hand-in-hand with our growing architectural team. We think this approach will allow our clients to get the best value for money, even when creating their dream Grand Design home.
Initially ACS will provide Structural services for ACA’s current (and future) residential portfolio, as well as providing outsourced services for some of our key partners.
ACS will become market leaders in the design of Modern Method of Construction buildings (MMC), including closed panel timber frames, SIPS and ICF buildings. Using state of the art BIM design and analysis software, seamlessly integrating with our in-house architecture team.
Within 12 months we expect to be offering a full range of Structural Engineering services to other Architects and prospective clients.
This announcement ties in with the start of our recruitment campaign, we are initially looking to secure the services of a senior structural engineer.
Allan commented “this is an amazing opportunity for structural engineers to step into an already successful business model, with all of the support required. ACA’s core business should equate to around £120k of revenue in the first 12 months. This is a dream move for an associate-level engineer, who doesn’t have to worry about marketing, finance or any of the other tasks associated with a new business.”
The ideal candidate will be a qualified structural engineer with 5+ years of service (ideally more). You will have experience in running teams within your current firm and are potentially at Associate level.
The duties of this job require a high degree of specialised expertise and skill in maintaining established standards of quality and accuracy. Drive, determination and a self-disciplined approach are necessary for successful job performance. The job environment is structured, and job expectations are clear. While the pace of the work is faster than average, quality is never compromised.
You will have experience in residential projects, from extensions/refurbishments, one-off homes, and ideally multi-home developments.
You must have extensive experience in Timber frame (incl. SIPS) construction and ideally have some experience in ICF construction.
You will be experienced in utilising BIM software for design, analysis, and calculations.
You will be outgoing (enough) to hold client meetings, help secure work, and attend trade shows.
Allan added “over the coming 12-month period we expect to create 3 additional positions, required to meet ACS’s expected workload. Although we find ourselves in difficult times, we are confident that our approach will allow the right team to flourish.”