Structural Investigation

The City Surveys Group offers the complete range of structural investigation, analysis and advisory services to the rail, construction and engineering industries.


structural investigation

With a staff made up of experienced structural investigation engineers from some of the world’s leading firms, we’re able to continue our philosophy of offering a superior level of service at considerably more competitive rates.

The range of services delivered by our Structures Department prove invaluable to a vast client base ranging from architects and structural engineers to civil engineering firms and other specialist contractors, significantly those based around the highways and railway infrastructures.

We used The City Surveys Group to carry out a load test on a beam within a lift shaft. Even though it was not a large piece of work, The City Surveys Group were a pleasure to work with. They offered fast turnaround times, a highly competent workforce and an infectious ‘can do’ attitude which is a fantastic combination. I could not recommend them highly enough.

Michael Williams, Quantity Surveyor, Styles & Wood

How can we help you?

Our substantial team of highly-qualified engineers and structural investigation technicians carry out comprehensive testing, scanning and analysis of existing structures, calculating the factors responsible for decay and delivering highly informative, comprehensive analytical reports that help advise you on the appropriate course of action.

Through a series of exhaustive structural investigations, our engineers can deliver advice critical in illustrating how an existing structure will respond if altered. Furthermore, we can also provide a series of options and requirements should you choose to act on our engineers’ recommendations.

For more information on our comprehensive range of UK-wide, structural investigation services or to discuss a particular project, simply get in touch and a member of our team will be happy to help.

Professional, friendly staff

We pride ourselves on the professionalism and courtesy of our staff. We guarantee to treat all stakeholders as we would like to be treated.

‘One stop shop’ approach

One of the most diverse organisations of its type, we deliver a truly surprising but complementary range of services to support all stages of your project.

First class customer service

From the moment you get in touch to the second your deliverables land, we promise to communicate with your team promptly, politely and proactively.

Sustainable and considerate

We promise to respect and give back to the communities and environments in which we work, sourcing both materials and personnel responsibly.

Nationwide coverage

One of the leading firms of our type, we operate throughout the UK delivering a truly diverse range of services across a wide variety of sectors.

Proven track record

Every year we deliver hundreds of projects on time and on budget to a loyal client base. Over 70% of our work is based upon repeat business.

We save you money

By working harder, longer and more intelligently, over the years we’ve actually saved our clients millions in unnecessary costs and delays.

Honest, transparent pricing

The price we quote is the price you pay. If your brief is accurate and the scope remains the same there will be no additional costs whatsoever.

Training and technology

We’re constantly investing in the latest training, technology, software and systems. Our equipment and people are at the top of their game.

Fast, efficient delivery

Our business is based upon service quality, flexibility and speed. We work with you to deliver the results you need, when you need them.

Services available

Whilst not an exhaustive list, services offered by our Structural Investigation department include…

  • Structural scanning for the location of ducts, voids, foundations and other buried objects
  • Rebar location and mapping using ferrous scanning and high-frequency pulse radar equipment
  • Half-cell potential mapping
  • Resistivity and depth of carbonation testing
  • Pressure testing
  • Delamination and hammer rebound surveys
  • Pull-off and pull-out testing
  • Humidity and moisture level testing
  • Ultrasonic surveys
  • Borescope investigations
  • Sampling by dust & diamond coring
  • Steel, paint and coating sampling
  • Tensile testing and residual stress analysis
  • Static & dynamic load testing of floors

Get in touch

Whether you’d like to request a quote, find our more about our services or to discuss a specific project, please get in touch. You can send a message via the contact form on the right or, alternatively, you can call us on 0330 024 4988.


City Surveys are proud to have worked with a wide range of clients in varying sectors. Here are just some of the names we have successfully helped. If you have a potential project you think we can assist with please get in touch.