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The AECOM Building Structures team continues to go from strength to strength. With the February launch of Halley VI, the British Antarctic Survey’s unique new research base in Antarctica which can lift itself out of rising snow, to the summer launch of the 2013 Serpentine Pavilion in London, it has been a great year. 

The firm has built up a pioneering structures team capable of delivering projects with any kind of complex geometry, creating industry-leading structures not thought possible just a few years ago. By introducing parametric workflows and toolkits, it is accelerating the exchange of information between architect and engineer.

Pell Frischmann

Pell Frischmann has made considerable achievements during 2013, delivering structural engineering services for a range of projects.

Three projects in particular stand out as exceptional achievements that highlighting our innovative design solutions:

  • The new £60M Mathematics Institute provides Oxford University with a world-class facility consolidating their department into a single building.
  • 71 Queen Victoria Street converts an existing 1980’s office unit into a modern commercial building transforming its façade and ncreasing floor space.
  • GPSA is a 264-room student accommodation building in Greenwich Peninsula on a fast-track programme which required a highly collaborative approach to ensure cost effective design.


URS’ ability to deliver sustainable design and economic solutions is demonstrated in its work on the Brent Civic Centre – the UK’s first BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rated public building; the Manchester Town Hall Transformation project – a project where it showed the possibility of implementing BIM on a complex heritage refurbishment; and the Manchester Airport Control Tower – the second highest air traffic control tower in the UK after Heathrow.

The firm uses innovative design processes and advanced computer techniques in delivering designs for construction. Its professional services cover planning, appraisals, design, training, technical studies and value engineering.


WSP’s structural team are internationally recognised and at the technical forefront of what they do. 2013 was another year of growth both in the UK and internationally, with a client portfolio based on strong and lasting relationships.

WSP’s experts have been proud to have been recognised by the industry in 2013. The Shard won best tall building in Europe at the CTBUH awards and Global Best Project at the Engineering News Record Competition; and WSP’s head of building structures in the UK, Kamran Moazami, was awarded the IStructE Milne Medal.