Civil & structural engineering

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

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Martin Burden. Ramboll

Martin Burden

Consulting Director, Buildings
T: +44 7903 682 572
Brigitte Jarberg

Brigitte Jarberg

T: +45 5161 6491

Jørgen Stene

Division Manager, Norway
T: +47 93 24 30 51
Richard Jowett

Richard Jowett

Head of Buildings KSA & Structures Middle East
T: +971 4 3343616

A holistic approach to structures

Our structural engineers’ holistic approach is focused on 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 industry – 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.

Structural engineering expertise

We design conventional structures as well as advanced structures, such as:

  • Structures for super tall buildings (+300 meters)
  • Structures made purely from glass
  • Composite steel and concrete structures
  • Structures made from Glass-fibre Reinforced Plastics (GRP)
  • Cable-supported structures
  • Membrane and shell structures

We use 3D modelling (Building Information Modelling) with our clients, architects, and contractors because, in our experience, building projects work best when all parties share a single vision. We are developing 4D (time planning) and 5D (quality assurance) tools and methodologies for our future projects.

In addition to streamlining the design process, 3D modelling makes it possible to use more complex shapes and models than ever 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.

Building with timber

Read about building with timber.

Relevant projects

Ramboll. Tate Modern extension. Image: Daniel Shearing

Tate Modern

Officially opened on 17th June 2016 the new Tate Modern extension later named the Blavatnik building is an iconic world-class addition to London’s skyline. Enabling new ways to display Tate's collection, the new building has been instrumental to Tate Modern's recent success, as it topped the polls as the UK's most visited attraction in 2018.

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.

55-storey office tower with complex curved roof structure.


Ramboll was the lead consultant for this project. Our structural engineers designed the building with a concrete structure and post-tensioned floor slabs, identified as being the most cost effective solution. The curved and tapered roof structure, crowning a large rooftop atrium, was designed in steel to maintain the architect’s vision.

Dalston Works completed

Dalston Works

Dalston Works (previously known as Dalston Lane) is the largest Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) project globally, using more timber than any other scheme in the world by volume.

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Ramboll Group A/S

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Hannemanns Allé 53
DK-2300 Copenhagen S
Tel:+45 5161 1000
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