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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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Construction underway for Iraq project

Central Bank of Iraq

Construction underway for Iraq project
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Our project to deliver the new Central Bank of Iraq’s headquarters is underway with Zaha Hadid Architects! Work on site is currently progressing.

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The Tide and Greenwich Peninsula opens

The Tide

The Tide and Greenwich Peninsula opens
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We’re pleased to announce that The Tide, Geronimo, and Head in the Wind are now officially unveiled to the public at Greenwich Peninsula!

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UK structural engineers declare climate and biodiversity emergency

Structural Engineers Declare

UK structural engineers declare climate and biodiversity emergency
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Following in the footsteps of Architects Declare, we are urging UK structural engineers to sign an open letter to the Government declaring a climate and biodiversity emergency. Supported by BuroHappold and the Happold Foundation, Structural Engineers Declare is an important initiative that AKT II wholly supports.

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‘Paper Hüs’ - Royal College of Art

Academia

‘Paper Hüs’ - Royal College of Art
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Part of a collaboration with the Royal College of Art and Atelier Ten, our engineers undertook research exploring the use of recycled paper to construct bricks!

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AKT exSTRAWdinary rollercoaster

Open House Families

AKT exSTRAWdinary rollercoaster
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Once again, AKT II’s engineers took part in this year’s Open House Families event at the Gherkin in the City of London.

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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
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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
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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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