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British Land masterplan hits milestone

Canada Water masterplan

British Land masterplan hits milestone
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A new major regeneration project by British Land has hit a significant milestone as Southwark Council Planning Committee (SCPC) resolved to grant planning permission for the Canada Water masterplan in line with recommendations from an officer from SCPC. We are pleased to announce we are supporting British Land on two of the phase 1 buildings (A1 & K1).

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Engineers take action

Global Climate Strike

Engineers take action
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For the global Climate Strike, our practice decided to host discussions and debates surrounding what more we as a business, as engineers and as individuals can do to tackle the current climate emergency. Click here to read more about the day.

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Further growth of AKT II’s geotechnical team

NEW DIRECTOR

Further growth of AKT II’s geotechnical team
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We’re pleased to announce that Ali Raza has been appointed as a director for our Geotechnical team. Following the appointment of Dr Dimitrios Selemetas as technical director in late 2018, the team has now grown to be an even more essential part of AKT  II.

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Beauty Matters

TALLINN ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE 2019

Beauty Matters
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For this year's Tallinn Architecture Biennale we worked with the head curator, Dr Yael Reisner, and assistant curator Barnaby Gunning on a tensile fabric installation.

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Our practice joins the global Climate Strike

Climate Strike - #AKTnow

Our practice joins the global Climate Strike
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On 20th September, AKT II will be joining the global climate strike. On this day, AKT II will support its staff in joining strikes across London. We will be organising events within our offices to discuss ways that we can all do more to solve this crisis – on a personal and on a professional level as engineers and designers.

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Instagram photo competition

#AKTlondon

Instagram photo competition
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To celebrate contributing over 150 projects to London’s architecture, we are launching our very own Instagram photography competition. Read more to find out how to enter and the prizes you could win!

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Who's at the factory - Volume 1

People visiting AKT

Who's at the factory - Volume 1
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In this series, we’ll give you a look at who’s visited our London home at the White Collar Factory. Let’s take a look at who’s recently visited...

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Hanif Kara named finalist for BBBA

Black British Business Awards

Hanif Kara named finalist for BBBA
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We’re pleased to announce that co-founder Hanif Kara has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Black British Business Awards (BBBA)!

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Civil engineers join to declare climate emergency

Civil Engineers Declare

Civil engineers join to declare climate emergency
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After supporting Architects Declare and signing up to register our commitment and support to Structural Engineers Declare, BuroHappold and the Happold Foundation have turned to ask civil engineers to also join this important initiative our practice and our Infrastructure team completely supports.

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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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Complex geometry and local workmanship

GRAND THÉÂTRE DE RABAT

Complex geometry and local workmanship
© Zaha Hadid Architects

Curved futuristic roof structure in Rabat designed with the help of parametric research

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New spaces in historic places

JUDGE BUSINESS SCHOOL

New spaces in historic places
Image courtesy of Judge Business School

Expansion of the facilities at a former hospital in Cambridge, and conversion into an educational centre

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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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