Our Engineering Design Team

Working quietly behind the scenes our Design Team, led by Mike Semken, is in constant demand calculating the forces bells exert when being rung and producing the working drawings that are nowadays essential when applying for Faculties. Traditional methods are still employed using drawing boards, set squares, protractors etc., but increasingly computer aided design (CAD) is employed for the later stages when detailed engineering drawings are needed or when architects need them transferred electronically.

Photo: Tom Onyon works on a new proposed bell frame for eight bells of the “H” design.