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Structural building engineering

Strong, safe and functional buildings

Structural building engineering involves making a great deal of informed choices regarding the materials, shapes and dimensions of a building, its foundation and shell.

Strength and durability is of course of paramount importance. Buildings must be structurally safe when subjected to the loads they will experience. The weight of human beings, furniture and machinery, for instance, or the forces of wind, rain, snow. But construction design also involves many functional aspects, financial considerations and a strong customer focus. Our constructions must cater to the requirements of end users – demands that vary a great deal and may change. Buildings must be designed to allow for technical installations, such as electrics and ventilation, to be easily accessible when they need to be replaced or added to.

Structural engineers also consider the comfort of the people using the building, such as sway, vibrations or fluctuations in temperature. And last but not least: construction costs must be reasonable, when it comes to the initial investment as well as the entire life cycle, and environmental impact needs to be considered.

Achieving all this in complex modern buildings requires specialist knowledge which ÅF is well set to provide. We have expert competence in structural engineering, building construction related calculation and analysis, and we work with partners up to governmental level to ensure the integrity of all types of structures, from housing, hospitals and commercial buildings to factories and terminals.

Contacts

Daniel Lundström

Daniel Lundström

Head of Department Structural Engineering, Stockholm
+46 10 505 28 83 daniel.lundstrom@afconsult.com
Tord Karelid

Tord Karelid

Head of Department Structural & Analysis, Gothenburg
+46 10 505 28 66 tord.karelid@afconsult.com

Björn Qvist

Business Area Manager Buildings
+46 10 505 10 79 bjorn.qvist@afconsult.com

Stefan Cartling

Regional Manager Buildings East
+46 10 505 10 54 stefan.cartling@afconsult.com

Urban Kumlien

Regional Manager Buildings West
+46 10 505 33 45 urban.kumlien@afconsult.com
Anders Lundin

Anders Lundin

Regional Manager Buildings North
+46 10 505 26 14 anders.lundin@afconsult.com
Mattias Andreassen

Mattias Andreassen

Regional Manager Buildings South
+46 10 505 73 79 mattias.andreassen@afconsult.com