The Civil Engineering division unites our services in the fields of geotechnics, structural engineering, and concrete refurbishment and repair. In addition to the new construction of buildings and civil and hydraulic engineering projects, the rehabilitation and modernization of existing buildings has developed into a focal point of our work, thus enabling us to demonstrate the commensurate qualifications and experience. Specialists in geology and hydrogeology are integrated into the planning process. This involves, among other things, groundwater modeling to determine water pressure loads on hydraulic and civil engineering structures such as locks, canal bridges and weirs. Other important interfaces exist with environmental planning and architecture. Matters pertaining to species protection, landscape features, and the design of built structures and of the natural environment surrounding them are worked on jointly.
We place importance on providing comprehensive and independent advice to our clients. We provide guidance on drafting engineering contracts, formulating planning objectives and constraints, and defining the required specialist services. Conceptual thoughts and sketches as well as rough technical calculations verify the technical feasibility and demonstrate potential solutions. In the following steps of design and approval planning, these are elaborated with the aim of reaching maturity for approval and then, with partial use of 3D and BIM processes, the detailed set of planning documents are prepared for execution. During execution of the construction work, we assume responsibility for supervision in accordance with recognized codes of practice and for economic monitoring of the projects.