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WAF 2016 awards two projects

World Architecture Festival

WAF 2016 awards two projects
© Luke Hayes / Nabil Gholam

The Investcorp Building and our concept for the a.spire have both been announced as winners at World Architecture Festival 2016 in Berlin.

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Birmingham New Street wins at Structural Awards

Structural Awards 2016

Birmingham New Street wins at Structural Awards
© Javier Callejas

Having already been a winner at the Building Awards two days earlier, Birmingham New Street Station has now won at this years Structural Awards in the Infrastructure/Transportation category.

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Royal visit to the Crick

The Francis Crick Institute

Royal visit to the Crick

This week, the Francis Crick Institute welcomed the Queen, Duke of Edinburgh and Duke of York for the official opening of largest biomedical research facility in Europe. They were given a tour of the large facility, meeting those who had been involved in its creation.

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Another win for Birmingham New Street

Building Awards 2016

Another win for Birmingham New Street
© Valerie Bennett

Birmingham New Street Station has won Building Magazine Project of the Year at this year’s Building Awards. Already winner of numerous awards, including Construction News Award’s Project of the Year and MIPIM UK’s Visionary Regeneration Project of the Year, this project is proving to be very successful.

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Design Engineering Refocused released

Publication

Design Engineering Refocused released
© AKT II

Our new book, Design Engineering Refocused, is now on sale. Edited by Directors Hanif Kara and Daniel Bosia, the book is a collaboration of multiple authors within (or formerly of) AKT II.

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Who we are

With a flair for delivering structural engineering solutions on a variety of scales, we have provided award-winning engineering services across a wide range of sectors, in the UK and internationally, since 1996.

Company structure

Company structure

An informal work environment that promotes discussion at all levels; a mix of over 20 nationalities in our London HQ brings a unique perspective.

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Philosophy

Philosophy

The progressive mindset that fuels our award-winning designs and buzzing office environment: ultimately creating an adaptable free flow of ideas.

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Culture

Culture

Diversity is encouraged within the office, with over 20 different nationalities, and the ability to communicate in over 30 languages.

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Awards

Awards

With over 300 awards - including Stirling Prize-winning projects and nominations - we are consistent achievers at the cutting edge of engineering.

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Clients

Clients

Widely respected in our field, we continue to build and maintain relationships with some of the most prestigious clients in the UK and internationally.

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What we do

Our experience is extensive, covering the commercial, residential, retail, leisure, educational, health and transportation sectors of the market. Projects range from art installations to large new developments and refurbishments of listed buildings, with contracts values ranging from £ 100,000 to over £ 750 million.

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Exemplary use of reinforced concrete

SAINSBURY LABORATORY

Exemplary use of reinforced concrete
© Hufton + Crow

Stirling Prize-winning laboratory in stone and concrete with interdependent structural elements

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Adding height and value

SOUTH BANK TOWER

Adding height and value
© KPF

Creating one of London's tallest residential towers to date by adding 11 floors to an existing 30-storey structure

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Lighting a city

BIRMINGHAM NEW STREET STATION

Lighting a city
© AZPML

Stainless steel cladding in the newly refurbished mainline train station

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An urban laboratory

THE FRANCIS CRICK INSTITUTE

An urban laboratory
© Wellcome Images

A multidisciplinary research facility in steel and concrete with 17 m deep basement

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A structural skin

UK PAVILION, EXPO 2010

A structural skin
© Hufton+Crow

Heatherwick’s ‘Seed Cathedral’, with freely moving ‘cilia’, utilising stressed skin construction

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What makes us different

Unlike other engineers, we see change as the only constant, and are structured to pre-empt uncertainty. Our "swarm" logo defines us: we are one homogenous unit, but made up of individual workers we can labour, sustain and protect ourselves and our clients' interests.

Research team

Research team

Our in-house parametric research team works to develop bespoke software programs to interrogate and analyse projects at any stage of the project.

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BIM

BIM

We invest heavily in software and training, to ensure high levels of proficiency in the use of 3D platforms, generating cutting edge collaborative models.

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AKT II Envelopes

AKT II Envelopes

Our specialist façade design company bridges the gap between aesthetics and function at the interface between a building and its surrounding environment.

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Academia

Academia

We put challenges found in an academic context to the test in the "real world"; we believe that theory and practice must coexist in order to push boundaries.

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Forums

Forums

Forums and debates sit at the heart of progress in this ever-changing industry; involvement in these discussions is vital in driving innovation.

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