An Unforgettable Day at the Construction Leaders’ Summit 2023

construction leaders summit

Keynote Speaker: Dame Judith Hackitt Dame Judith Hackitt’s return as the keynote speaker was a highlight that set the tone for the entire event. Learning and Networking Throughout the day, we had the privilege of exploring the latest trends in building safety, sustainability, and digital transformation, including the integration of AI technology. The schedule brimmed […]

Thames River Cruise – What A Night!

river cruise

Clients, referrers, suppliers and friends of Michael Aubrey Structural Engineers and Create Home Design enjoyed a relaxing Friday evening exploring the picturesque River Thames. We were incredibly lucky with the weather – a beautiful warm summers evening ahead of us. After enjoying welcome drinks, team members mingled with clients, referrers, suppliers and friends – some […]

RAAC Panels – The Silent Threat Lurking Above

Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete

RAAC Panels – The Silent Threat Lurking Above In the world of construction, some dangers are concealed, lurking high above our heads. Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) panels, once hailed for their thermal efficiency and fire resistance, have now become a cause for concern. Today, I’m sitting down with our Managing Director, John Staves, to […]

RAAC Inspections – Key Actions for Building Owners

RAAC school building

Introduction RAAC Inspections – Key Actions for Buiding Owners Building owners play a pivotal role in ensuring the safety and structural integrity of their properties. In buildings constructed between the 1960s and mid-1990s, concerns may arise regarding the use of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC). To address these concerns and promote building safety, we have […]

Site Supervisor – CIOB Working Group 9


Great to receive an acknowledgement and “thank you” from the CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building) for John’s work on the CIOB Working group (Site Supervisor) steering group.  Coming out of the recommendations from the Hackitt report, attending the steering group enabled John to share his experience, skills and relevant knowledge to contribute to tangible actions […]

Welcome to Megan!

Welcome to Megan

Megan joined our team on the 20 March 2023 after leaving her job in retail. After A levels, Megan chose not to go to university and has been working in retail for the past few years. Megan decided to find a whole new environment in which she has never worked before, learning about a new […]

Falling Revenues Under the Comms Code?

telecoms equipment

Falling Revenues As The Impact of the Comms Code Bites If you own or manage a property portfolio that includes telecommunications tenants you must be having sleepless nights worrying about the loss of revenue. What’s Changed? The New Electronic Communications Code (the “Comms Code”) allows for the mobile operators to use “Code Powers” to access […]

The Structural Awards 2022

the structural awards 2022

A fantastic evening celebrating the remarkable work of structural engineers throughout the world! Triton Square Awarded for showcasing the power of circular economy principles across all aspects of a project The Arc, Green School A replacement gymnasium was required at Green School. Utilising the existing foundations the roof of The Arc was created from a […]

Planning A New Build? Advice All in One Place!

create home design

Today we are thrilled to announce our merger with Caversham based Architects, Greenway Barrow.Working as a separate brand under Michael Aubrey Partnership, “Create Home Design” will be in a unique position to help families to create their forever homes.John Staves, Chartered Structural Engineer will continue as Managing Director with Carly Barrow, RIBA Chartered Architect, joining […]

Impact of the Comms Code on Property Owners

comms code

The Electronic Communications Code (the Comms Code) is a set of rights that are designed to make it easier for network operators to facilitate the installation and maintenance of electronic communications networks across the UK. What Is The New Telecoms Code (Comms Code)? The Code provides for telecoms operators who are granted rights under the […]

Save Your Build Costs By Investing in Good Structural Design

save your build costs

Save Your Build Costs! We met Pat and Maggie whilst appearing on the “Ask an Expert” panel at Grand Designs Live in Birmingham. Questioned The Design Pat was a mechanical engineer and he had questioned the design, as he thought it was “over the top” … he thought there was too much steel in the […]

ISO 9001 – 15 Years Continuous Accreditation!

ISO 9001

We are delighted to announce this year marks 15 years of continuous accreditation for Quality Management Systems Certification (QMS) ISO 9001:2015 Talking about our achievement, John Staves, Managing Director commented: