Structural Engineering

Optimized structural design

Our aim is to develop an optimized structural design – from preliminary design, through general and basic design of the entire structure, up to detailed design. During all design phases we attach great importance not only to obtaining the desired architectural outcome of a structure, but also to incorporating economic requirements for construction and subsequent utilization.

Our focus: industrial facilities and process plants design

One focus of our engineering activities is industrial facilities and process plants design. We are used to handle constricted space at building plots; conversions and extensions of existing facilities; challenging ground conditions and ambitious technical requirements for structures and their foundations. Our scope of work includes full structural planning for: concrete and steelwork structures, (deep) foundations, buildings, plant components and construction pits throughout all service phases, comprising: (i)  establishing the project basis, (ii) preliminary design, (iii) final design, (iv) permit application, (v) detailed design drawings, (vi) preparations for contract award, (vii) assisting in the award process, (viii) construction supervision, and (ix) project oversight and documentation.

Engineering structures

When planning engineering structures, we draw on the know-how we have gained from successfully implemented projects and exploit the cooperative efforts of our interdisciplinary project teams. Our experience ranges from planning retaining structures and construction pits of all types, bridge structures, underpasses, tank and silo facilities, up to rail stations and platforms with disabled Access. We offer all engineering services (phases as listed above),  supplemented by creation of condition and damage reports and work out concepts for required reconstruction and strengthening works.

Client satisfaction

Our 'Structural Engineering' division is staffed by experienced engineers and detail designers who work closely with all project participants. Thus, at an early stage, we define interfaces, assign responsibilities, and jointly work out options and solutions to finally identify the optimum outcome for our clients.

Our precept is: "The drawing is the language of the engineer" [1], since the drawing is the bundling together of substantiated know-how and expertise it provides the basis for discussions and decisions as well as, ultimately, for realization of your construction project.

[1] Free translation from "Die graphische Statik" by Prof. Karl Culmann, published in 1866 by Meyer & Zeller, Zurich