HOCHTIEF Consult IKS has been providing structural engineering services for more than 50 years. Our clients, many of them from the power industry and the industrial sector, have relied on our consulting and design services for decades. With our more than 100 staff, we provide our clients with expert design and consulting services in the areas of industrial construction, power plant technology, special non-standard buildings and structures (in German: Industriebau, Kraftwerkstechnik und Sonderbauten—IKS).
As a general planner we are capable of handling all of the design packages depending on the requirements of the project—from architectural design including infrastructure planning, via structural and steelworks design through to MEP engineering, supported by special competencies such as dynamics and earthquake engineering.
A number of special components for fire protection, building physics, facade or green building, or authorization to present planning documents round out our portfolio at the client’s request.
Moreover, we work where your projects are—with three office locations in Frankfurt, Cologne and Munich.
We provide engineering and design services for our industrial customers for the development, expansion and improvement projects within their industrial plants, on both the national and international market.
When looking at the design of international projects, we are your reliable partner. Decades of experience in overseas construction projects, the necessary resources and a strong international network are some of the key success factors we provide for our reliable delivery of high-quality design.
We possess special expertise in aging and life management of structures. With the procedures we have specially developed for this purpose, we inspect the existing structures, carry out analyses, evaluate the results and create, if necessary, the maintenance or retrofit strategy. We activate load capacity reserves by use of probabilistic calculation methods or the most modern calculation methods from the field of fire protection design.
For the design of „WHG” Structures (structures compliant with the German Federal Water Resources Act) we are, with our accredited experts, your competent design partner.
We have extensive experience in the designing of plant structures for power generation. Our experts design new structures as well as maintenance and retrofitting measures for every type of power plant with optimal consideration of the technical needs of plants.
By special non-standard buildings and structures, we understand building construction, often on a larger scale or of a complex nature. Examples in this connection are hall and membrane support structures, high-rises, stadiums. air terminals or hospitals.
When it comes to structural design, we are your partner with international experience. We work according to German, European and international standards and directives upon request. Our employees also contribute their expertise to numerous committees and panels.
We provide design services for structural design for structures and structural elements made of:
We create 2D or 3D planning documents such as concrete structural drawings including embedments, formwork drawings or reinforcement drawings using CAD. We react flexibly to client requests (interface, use of specific CAD software).
In terms of building design we can provide you with a full range of services from basic evaluation to support in awarding contracts and overseeing construction to final documentation. We create the design with the involvement and coordination of various specialist designers with the goal of generating an integrated and thereby optimized design process for you.
In addition to building design, we also offer you design and engineering services in the following areas:
We create 2D or 3D design documents using CAD. We react flexibly to client requests (interface, use of specific CAD software).
We offer you comprehensive services in the area of steel construction as well, from the surveying and assessment of existing structures to the creation of load reports, the structural calculation, for new and existing elements, and the designing of strengthening or retrofit measures as required through to as-built documentation.
Our company has specialists for the following design and engineering services:
As the HOCHTIEF competence center for steel construction, we are also involved in many projects of other business units such as bridge, airport, and stadium construction.
Our steel construction engineers regularly work with the latest 3D CAD programs and also provide design services such as design planning, steel construction overviews or workshop planning upon request.
We verifiably determine the dynamic load of structures and components, draw up the necessary calculations for dimensioning the structures and take the results into consideration in the execution design for you throughout the world. We also participate in the basic development through involvement in relevant standard and regulation committees.
We are your partner for the following design and engineering services:
Technical building services are a key component of energy-efficient, sustainable buildings. Our task as designers and consultants in this package is to turn the technical properties that you expect for your building into a plan. In doing so, our focus is on cost-effective operation as well as the responsible use of resources.
We are your partner for the following design and engineering services:
These days tight deadline requirements for the realization of projects are nothing unusual but rather the norm. In order to ensure adherence to schedules in this area, first detailed operations planning is required, beginning with the design itself ("planning of the design"). This is the only way to reliably prepare and manage the realization and commissioning of construction projects these days.
We are used to dealing with this special challenge. Not least because we have handled the design management or construction management in many large projects domestically and abroad again and again in order to thereby enable the realization of the construction measure on schedule and in accordance with the requirements.
We handle the following tasks for you:
The optimization of construction procedures, construction costs, and operating expenses are a significant aspect of our work. Thanks to our decades of experience in the development of "special proposals" in HOCHTIEF bid projects as well as countless design and engineering tasks closely connected to the construction site, we can draw on a large amount of knowledge that we will be happy to pass on to you. Naturally we are also capable of checking other aspects such as quality, feasibility, and conformity with standards.
We will be happy to provide you with examples of our successful work.
Due to the worldwide presence of HOCHTIEF, we have project experience in over 50 countries on all continents and can offer our services nearly anywhere worldwide. English is spoken by the majority of our employees and nearly all other world languages are represented.
But it is not just about language: A large number of the IKS employees also have an international background. Even more employees have experience with projects abroad and can operate comfortably even in other cultures. This is often the key to success when the task is to realize projects abroad with "consulting made in Germany."
We have decades of expert experience in the field of fixing systems and fastening technology, handling projects in the areas of industry and power plant construction in particular:
We perform engineering services in the following areas for you:
The HOCHTIEF heavy-duty undercut cast anchor developed by us has received general technical approval from the Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik.
We have developed a strengthening method for damaged foundations of onshore wind turbines.
Due to our many years of activity in the energy and industry sector, we are extremely familiar with 3D design. We are capable of executing all construction design packages (building design, structural design, and the design of the technical building services) in 3D in an integrated way using state-of-the-art hardware and software. The comparison with the system and process technology by means of the exchange of models is a standard procedure for us. Upon request from the client we will also model plant engineering components and create the comprehensive model.