River and marine environments can be some of the most challenging of environments within the construction industry. Therefore, it is crucial for those who work in the River and Marine sectors to have an in-depth understanding of water and how it interacts with its surroundings. This is key to ensuring projects always go to plan without causing any negative impact to the environment. Apart from the obvious challenges of controlling and managing slow flowing water courses and rivers, dealing with coastal wave and tidal action – very much like the extreme storms of 2014 which devastated the west coast railway at Dawlish – needs solid experience and calm action to manage the situation.
Our team of experienced civil engineers is managed by a dedicated Director and supported by a team of directly employed, experienced Civil Engineering River and Marine specialists. We work under framework agreements, project work and term contracts for various authorities including the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales.
The projects we undertake embrace the sea, lakes, rivers and canals covering a range of projects including: fish passes, gauging stations, trash screens and working platforms, flood alleviation works, canal maintenance, riverbank improvements, river re-profiling, port paving reconstruction and improvements, quay wall reconstruction, surfacing improvements to basins, crane rail renewals and fender installations and scour protection schemes.
Dyer & Butler employs highly experienced and skilled construction/engineering staff supporting a broad range of activities required by customers in this sector. The department’s Project Managers, in-house SHEQ professionals, procurement and logistic specialists all have a wealth of experience of dealing with projects associated with water. Our work involves both land-based and floating plant and is often located in environmentally-sensitive areas close to the public. As a result, these services can often generate local interest and we always engage with local communities by keeping the public informed throughout the project and by minimising disruption and the environmental impact of our work.
The projects we undertake embrace the sea, lakes, rivers and canals covering a range of projects including: fish passes, gauging stations, trash screens and working platforms, flood alleviation works, canal maintenance, riverbank improvements, river re-profiling, port paving reconstruction and improvements, quay wall reconstruction, surfacing improvements to basins, crane rail renewals and fender installations.
Our work in the River and Marine sector includes project work, term contracts, partnered alliance and framework agreements.
Dyer & Butler services include, but are not restricted to:
- Flood alleviation and river works
- Coastal defences and river flood protection
- Canal maintenance and reconstruction
- Culverts and outfalls
- Beach protection
- Basin surface improvements and reconstruction
- Lake construction
- Aqueduct repairs and refurbishment
- Quay wall construction and reconstruction
- River channel realignment and re-profiling
- Fish pass construction
- Riverbank improvements, stabilisation and protection
- River, port paving reconstruction
- Pier refurbishment and protection
- Gauging stations
- Marine structures, jetties, slipways
- Fender installations
Why Dyer & Butler
Working in a River or Marine environment demands extreme care; the sheer nature of water, particularly when it’s moving, presents challenges rarely found with dry land civil engineering. This is exactly the reason why Dyer & Butler directly employs experienced staff and operatives who provide a fully integrated specialist marine civil engineering service for all types of River and In-shore Marine Infrastructure. Over the years, we have built up a wealth of experience and knowledge which is supported by Dyer & Butler’s strict environmental and health and safety process. These in turn ensure that we always protect the water and water courses that we work on, from construction pollution or pollution generated from unexpected man-made incidents or natural environmental disturbances.
We work under framework agreements, as well as standalone projects. We undertake project work and term contracts for various authorities and agencies, including the Environment Agency and commercial organisations.
Our objective is to always complete a job leaving our customers with a positive experience of the quality of our work and approach towards Value Engineering. The experience we have in the River and Marine sector and materials procurement often allows us to propose alternative solutions for those already specified for project fulfilment. The significant amounts of savings are illustrated in the River and Marine case studies within this website.
Benefits of working with Dyer & Butler:
- Fully qualified and mobile workforce
- Extensive experience with land-based and floating plant
- Value Engineering approach to projects