Category Archive: Civils

Are your Underwater Structures in a good condition? – UT Meter

An ultrasonic thickness (UT) meter is a tool commonly used by Commercial and Specialised Diving with reference to inspection work. The device is frequently used to monitor metal thickness on underwater structures. It… Continue reading

A Safe Way for you to Work Over Water – Pontoons

Pontoons offer a flexible, effective solution to gaining safe access to structures over and alongside water. The pontoons are light, and being modular, can be assembled to fit almost any configuration.  This is… Continue reading

Underwater Concrete Repair Work

Underwater concreting is widely used in today’s marine and inland waterway construction industries in the stabilisation of various structures and in erosion areas such as piers, foreshores, harbours and tidal zones. Inevitably, due… Continue reading

Tis the season to be busy

November has proved to be our busiest month ever, with enquiries at a company record high. Commercial & Specialised Diving would like to thank all or our loyal returning customers as well as… Continue reading

Diver communications – What happens if they fail

There are several ways to communicate to a diver underwater, however, the communications used by commercial divers are embedded within their air delivery hose system called an umbilical. The umbilical also doubles as… Continue reading

Lock Gate Refurbishment

Canals formed the backbone of transport around the country during the industrial revolution in the mid 1800’s. Today the canals are still used, however instead of being used for industrial use, they are… Continue reading

Working off vessels in coastal areas

Diving work platforms used for civil engineering and maritime construction projects come in many different guises.   Commercial & Specialised Diving often work off a multitude of vessels in order to safely access… Continue reading

Marine & Coastal Civil Engineering Expo 2017

A big thank you to all of our existing and new customers who came to visit us at the Marine & Coastal Civil Engineering Expo in September at Excel. It is always good… Continue reading

Viaduct Survey

Commercial & Specialised Diving have recently surveyed a viaduct in order to ascertain its condition. Major damage was found both above and below the waterline. The detailed survey allows structural engineers to plan… Continue reading

Technology Spot – Sheet Piles

Sheet piles are used in civil engineering and marine coastal construction projects to build retaining walls.   Sheet piles can be constructed from steel, aluminium, vinyl, fibre reinforced plastic, wood and pre-cast concrete.… Continue reading