Structural engineering

Structural engineering means more than transferring loads from a building’s structure to its foundations.

Three Quays, London


Hans Exner

Hans Exner

Project Director
T: +45 5161 6558

Lars Ostenfeld Riemann

Executive Director, Buildings & Aviation Global Division Director
T: +45 5161 6897

A holistic approach

Our structural engineers’ holistic approach aims at developing optimal structures that also meet architectural, economic, environmental, fabrication, transportation, and construction requirements. This requires skill, experience and a detailed understanding of local contexts.
Structural engineering is also about exploring the limitations of materials and getting inspired by nature. At Ramboll, we are proud of our ongoing work developing new types of innovative structures and setting new standards in the business – both in terms of structural concepts and geometric complexity. We use the most advanced engineering software and develop our own when our needs go beyond the limits of commercially available software.

Our areas of expertise

We design conventional structures as well as advanced structures such as:
  • Structures for ultra-high buildings (+300 metres)
  • Structures made purely from glass
  • Composite steel and concrete structures
  • Structures made from Glass-fibre Reinforced Plastics (GRP)
  • Cable-supported structures
  • Membrane structures
  • Shell structures
We use 3D modelling (Building Information Modelling) with our customers, architects and contractors because, in our experience, building projects work best when all parties in the process share a vision. We are developing 4D (time planning) and 5D (quality assurance) tools and methodologies for use in our future projects.
In addition to streamlining the design process, 3D modelling makes it possible to use complex shapes and models as never before, often resulting in more organic-looking buildings.

More information

High-rise buildings brochure

Ramboll has great experience in designing high-rise buildings. Read about a selection of the significant buildings Ramboll has been involved in (online publication, opens in new window).

Relevant projects

Ramboll. Tate Modern extension. Image: Daniel Shearing

Tate Modern

Officially opened on the 17th June 2016 the new Tate Modern extension is an iconic world-class addition to London’s skyline. The ground breaking Tate Modern extension pushes the boundaries of modern design and engineering. From its one-of-a-kind geometric structure to its striking brick façade, every facet of this building has been planned and engineered with staggering accuracy.

Copenhagen Zoo New Elephant House

Building a home for elephants

Ramboll has helped realise the new Elephant House in Copenhagen Zoo, designed by Norman Foster. This building is setting new standards for animal welfare in inner city zoos, being designed with regard to the social patterns of the elephant as well as a desire to bring a sense of light and openness.

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Hannemanns Allé 53
DK-2300 Copenhagen S
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