Structural Design

Structural Engineering: Economics & Aesthetics

In the field of structural engineering, a buildings structure, will be designed and developed taking into consieration all of the required dimensions and load capacities as well as the structures serviceability. Structural engineering is one of the core competencies of IKK, regardless of wether the given project is a new conctruction, a conversion or an extension for residential, industrial or commercial buildings. The experience that IKK has gained from extensive years of working on such projects, enables us to reconcile the goals of well-founded structural planning and current high expectations concerning the economic and astethic factors involved in any given project.

Concrete & Reinforced Concrete

An extremly common building material used by current construction methods is concrete or reinforced concrete, it is a building material that you will find used in all areas of modern structural planning. Utilising todays current construction methods, it is irrelevant which type of project is being planned, wether for a classical structural engineering project or for a commercial/industrial construction project, one of the most valued building materials will be the composite material reinforced concrete with the tensile strength of steel. The IKK groups extensive experience as a specialist in structural planning concerning every category of concrete structure, insures the safe calculation and dimensioning of the planned structure and takes into special account all factors relevant to the economic feasability of the buildings construction.

Timber Construction

Timber construction is a long established and a self contained field of expertise that distinguishes itself from other areas of construction due to its specific construction techniques and materials. Today a distinction is made between the traditional timber-frame construction methods, which have been handed down over centuries, and more modern timber-frame construction methods, which have been developed since the end of the 19th century, and which represent a main area of expertise for IKK. During the course of our extensive experience in the field of timber construction, we have worked on and developed projects where a variety of methods and techniques have been utilised for the construction of individual projects. Wooden beamed ceilings, wooden roof trusses, roof beams constructed from timber trusses and as well as glued laminated timber trusses are an example of just some of the methods that we use when utilising timber construction for the construction of large spanned halls.

Steel Construction

Typically the primary building material used in the area of steel construction will naturally be steel, however, a structures specific requirements may necessitate one of a variety of methods in how the steel will be utilised, whereby the most common methods of steel construction are pure steel construction, steel framework construction or composite steel construction, the last method beeing in which steel and concrete are combined together, this method in itself is an area where a variety of different methods are used when combining both materials. Steel construction combines the advantages  of requiring a comparatively short planning and construction time with a flexible implementation process required for the given structure, for example, by the use of relatively lightweight, streamlined, heavv-duty components and with ensuring a higher and more precise degree of pre-fabrication, and therefore the associated shortened assembly times. In the area of steel construction, the IKK group is able to cover all services, ranging from the structures static conception, through to the planning and dimensioning of all required details connected to the development and implementation of the structure.

Our Services

For the structural planning of structural and industrial engineering projects we offer:

  • Static and structural calculations for all types of concrete, timber or steel structures
  • Residential constructions
  • Industrial constructions, e.g. factories and warehouses
  • Commercial structures, e.g. office buildings, cinemas and shopping centers
  • Renovations, extensions and conversions of existing structures
  • Structural rehabilitation for concrete structures via a] standard concrete repairs or b] cathodic corrosion protection CCS
  • Static assessments and reports
  • Analysis statistics according to OIB RL1 (Austrian Institute for Construction Engineering, Directive 1)
  • Surveying and analysis documentation
  • Survey engineer consultation