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The Tide and Greenwich Peninsula opens

The Tide

The Tide and Greenwich Peninsula opens
© Charles Emerson

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
© Structural Engineers Declare

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
© AKT II

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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Competition win with UNStudio

UCA Epsom Business School

Competition win with UNStudio
© UNStudio, produced by FlyingArchitecture

Working with UNStudio, our entry has been selected as the winner for a competition to extend the University for the Creative Arts’ (UCA) business school in Epsom.

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RIBA National Round-up 2019

RIBA Awards

RIBA National Round-up 2019

The RIBA National Awards have been announced. We’re thrilled that not one, not two but four of our projects have been awarded!

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AKT exSTRAWdinary rollercoaster

Open House Families

AKT exSTRAWdinary rollercoaster
© AKT II

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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AKT II Charity Cycle Ride 2019

Charity

AKT II Charity Cycle Ride 2019
© AKT II

13 of our amazing staff undertook a charity cycle ride to raise money for Hounds for Heroes and Bridges to Prosperity! 

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Nightingale House receives planning

Nightingale House

Nightingale House receives planning
© Pillbrow & Partners

We are pleased to announce that our project, Nightingale House with Pilbrow & Partners for Maple Springfield has been approved by Westminster City Council!

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International Women in Engineering Day 2019

International Women in Engineering Day

International Women in Engineering Day 2019
© AKT II

For International Women in Engineering Day, AKT II invited students from a London-based school to come and learn all about engineering, the work we do and participate in some engineering-based activities.

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Enhancing the built environment with AR

London Festival of Architecture

Enhancing the built environment with AR
© AKT II

We hosted our panel discussion as part of this years’ London Festival of Architecture. Our industry experts discussed enhancing the built environment with augmented reality and data visualisation – this event was conceived from the creation of our app, Beyond the Map.

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Beyond the Map – OUT NOW

London Festival of Architecture

Beyond the Map – OUT NOW
© AKT II

We’re pleased to announce that Beyond the Map has launched! AKT II has worked with Hilson Moran and Tyréns UK, in collaboration with VU.CITY, to develop an augmented reality and data visualisation app.

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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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