Ramboll acquires design and engineering company in Singapore

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Engineering consultancy Ramboll has acquired design and engineering consultancy, Web Structures, to strengthen its position in South East Asia

Web Structures has pioneered integrated design in South East Asia. The acquisition will mean that Ramboll adds 120 design and engineering experts to its 4,500 building designers.

Richard Beard, managing director of Ramboll Buildings, commented: “We are excited to acquire Web Structures. It underlines our commitment to Asia and is integral to our international growth strategy.

“With more colleagues based in Singapore, Ramboll can offer integrated services across the built environment.”

Integrated design and sustainability

Web Structures is a pioneer of ‘fusion engineering’ – fusing design sensitivity with cost efficiency to develop engineering solutions where the traditional separation between architectural design aesthetics and structures is erased.

Beard said: “Web Structures are leaders in digital design and the use of parametric tools which will strengthen Ramboll’s ability to innovate. Joining forces with Web Structures fits perfectly with Henning Larsen Architects who recently became part of Ramboll.

“We want to strengthen our dialogue with clients in the early stages of projects, raising the sustainability agenda to the forefront.”

Specialist design services for high-rise buildings

With main offices in Singapore and Malaysia, Web Structures offers specialist design and engineering services for high-rise buildings.

The acquisition aims to support Ramboll’s high-rise division’s capability to deliver advanced solutions internationally and in the Nordic markets.

“We see this as a great platform to drive an integrated design philosophy where architecture and engineering are blended to offer new opportunities for value creation for clients across Ramboll’s 4,500 building designers,” says Dr Hossein Rezai, founding director of Web Structures.

Dr Rezai added: “Ramboll’s impressive environmental credentials tilted the balance for us. At these times of climate crisis and serious threat to biodiversity, Ramboll’s responsible attitude towards the environment is commendable.

“We are joining forces to work harder together to achieve these goals through design.”

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