Global megatrends influence the lives of millions of people around the world. These megatrends form the basis of the solutions we provide. See how we work to provide solutions to the global challenges - and let's talk megatrends.
The world’s population is growing rapidly, we live longer - and most of us live in urban areas. These megatrends create worldwide challenges such as heavy pollution, higher carbon emissions and scarcity of natural resources. At the same time, we see how climate change can flood our cities and disrupt important facilities, such as hospitals. One of the most pressing questions in our time is therefore how to provide sustainable solutions for today’s needs and our future society. In Ramboll, our experts work with solutions to the challenges that global megatrends create; such as globalisation, resource scarcity, urbanisation and changes in both demographics, climate and environment. And in order to create the best solutions, we draw on the synergies between our six markets; buildings, transport, environment, energy, oil & gas and management consulting. The Let’s talk megatrends space is a dedicated forum with the purpose of bringing solutions to the challenges of tomorrow. Here we share our knowledge and views through themes, blogs, videos, columns and portraits. Our wish is to create a dialogue and discussions about the subjects that engage us the most and eventually develop better solutions for the challenges of tomorrow.
Engineering consultancies have a major role to play in solving some of the world’s biggest challenges, according to experts.
The experts agree that it is about time Africa features more prominently in global plans to manage air pollution. To this end, Ramboll is helping the African Development Bank with transport emission mapping and monitoring as well as capacity building in five cities around Africa.
Solar and other renewable energy sources can now compete with coal to supply power for light rail transit systems. At the same time, it’s getting easier to change motorists’ car use.
The growing numbers of immigrants in Europe are putting migration authorities under pressure. Ramboll restructured 10 German aliens authorities – to the benefit of the clients, the employees and the authorities. The combined approach was the key to success, say the German authorities.
High-tech measurements can minimise the cost of maximising recovery from existing oil and gas fields. “Ground-breaking technology,” says a professor at the Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre.
Much less rain and snow has become the norm in many areas around the world. The latest studies conclude that California will be among the regions hardest hit by water scarcity. We may not be able to control the weather, but with engineering we can control how water flows.
Cogenerating heat and electricity lowers costs and carbon emissions. One pioneering project will use the waste heat from the London Underground to produce district heating.
How a capital in recession and artistic Danish architects helped shape state-of-the-art 21st-century city planning. Join one of Ramboll's leading experts on a trip back in time - and into the future.
The small Danish company Afatek has a world record in recovering valuable metals and minerals from ashes. Ramboll helped make the process even more efficient.
In a time of resource scarcity and urbanisation, recycling and land development must go hand in hand. A new technology using recovered materials transforms formerly uninhabitable areas into prime neighbourhoods – benefiting the environment and economies around the world.
Contractors worldwide are starting to demand the implementation of 3D technology, and with good reason – they simply gain much higher returns on their investments.
Our urban planning experts have identified key areas that are defining factors for cities to become more resilient and liveable. Get their essential recommendations within cloudburst adaptation and mitigation, mobility, energy planning, low-carbon buildings, financing, public decision making and stakeholder involvement.
Citizens in coastal regions of Asia could face some of the worst effects of global warming. A new study has been launched to identify the most effective adaptation and funding options to create the strongest resilience possible.
Trench excavation is the traditional method used to enlarge sewer systems, but tunnelling makes the operation smoother for the public. In the same area of Copenhagen 10 municipalities are collaborating on a major recreational climate adaptation initiative. The two projects combined lower the risk of flooding dramatically.
When cities have a housing shortage and transport capacity issues, they need to think differently. Ramboll is helping Europe’s most congested city do just that.
Sense-stimulating hospital architecture is gradually gaining ground as research confirms that our physical surroundings can have positive effects on our health and well-being.
Heat and power plants are being converted from coal to biomass, especially in Northern Europe. President Obama’s Clean Power Plan will probably enhance the transition process in the USA. However, going green also poses its challenges.
A growing number of US cities are striving to lower their carbon footprints. District heating with flexible use of energy sources is a cost-efficient way of achieving this. An energy technology professor sees a huge potential.
Prices for solar and wind power are falling sharply, and speeding the transition to green energy. At the same time, investors are increasingly turning away from fossil fuels. Anticipated changes in US energy policy under the U.S. administration taking over January 20 won’t stop this trend.
As technology improves, experts are recovering energy, nutrients and other valuable things from wastewater. The Walt Disney World Resort has embraced this innovative development.
The European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) is the most efficient tool to make the European railway network interoperable. Denmark is the first country in Europe to upgrade its entire signalling system, and Ramboll is heading the complicated work.
Creating structures below ground and under high water pressure is challenging. And when even anchors cannot withstand the forces of the ocean, you need to get creative.
Effective collaboration between architects and engineers can reduce critical errors, long delays and cost overruns throughout the building process.
If you don’t believe in moving mountains, there is another way to deal with them – hollowing. Ramboll is doing just that several places in the world, one of the most spectacular projects being in the Oslo suburb of Holmestrand, Norway.
A competitive climate within management groups can lead to burn-out, uncertainty and low performance, research reveals. Spend less time on end results and engage more in employee relations and constructive leadership to elevate motivation and productivity, expert advises.