MGF MiDesign® - Standard Solutions

MGF Launch MiDesign® - Standard Solutions

MGF are proud to announce the launch of MiDesign® – Standard Solutions, offering pre-engineered design solutions for low risk designs covering trench boxes, sheets and walers, manhole brace systems and our lightweight GRiPSHORE® range to specified depths.

As part of our mission to become the easiest to deal with and the most trusted supplier to work with, we continue to support our customers by providing world class leading digital engineering innovation.

Over recent years MGF has experienced an exponential growth in design requests and client demands for faster turnaround times. The MGF Design team embarked on a research project to find ways to further support our customers and continue to deliver a high quality service; whilst fully complying with the latest safety legislation and design standards.

Research found that 60% of the designs produced showed similarities so there was scope to create pre-engineered solutions which can be used on projects with repetitive groundwork operations such as the housing and utilities markets. Over the last 12 months the design team have developed a suite of Standard Solutions for use in a variety of situations, all fully compliant with the processes given in BS5975 for relatively low risk shallow excavations. These solutions have reduced design turnaround time and given clients control over their project schedule.

North Midland Construction Plc (NM Group) have been using the Standard Solutions for the past few months. Offering their clients multi-sector engineering and construction skills with design and technical innovation, they deliver major built environment and critical national infrastructure projects across the UK – from buildings and highways, to large-scale water networks and treatment plants.

Tony Allen, NM Groups Quality Manager, commented:

“To drive improved efficiency within our organisation, we have recently rolled out MGF’s Standard Solutions which allows us to directly place orders with their Hire Desk, rather than go through the full design process that is unnecessary for repeat excavations.”

To cover concerns for the safety standards, Standard Solutions will always take into consideration the customer’s brief, provide a checklist and procedure for Temporary Works Coordinator/Supervisor and will include considerations for the following:
• Various depths / changes to geometry
• Varying ground conditions
• Potential influences
• Equipment availability
• A Safe System of Work

Standard Solutions is just the first of many applications to be launched from MGF’s MiDesign digital solutions package and you can expect to see more developments in the future.

MiDesign is the suite of bespoke MGF digital design packages including:
• BIM Library
• eDRF (Electronic Design Request Forms)
• DMS (Design Management Software)
• Standard Solutions

Steve Hesketh MGF Engineering Director commented;

“MiDesign – Standard Solutions represents a paradigm shift within the field of temporary works. Site teams can now, in the majority of cases, quickly self-select temporary works designs safe in the knowledge that they comply with their own companies’ temporary works procedures and current best practice.”


If you would like to find out more about our Standard Solutions and how they could benefit your business, please fill in the enquiry form below and a member of the MGF team will be in touch.