Need adaptation of buildings to new use or modern regulations? Want to store heavy loads in a stable and safe way at all times? Or do you think about realizing your architectural design vision?

In any case structural design is a matter of concern.

Good design is best achieved by a combination of inspiration and logic.

eS21 engineering & structures provides a comprehensive range of services for projects to come up with drawings, structural analyses, justifications, specifications, descriptions and detailed instructions about what should be built and how it should be built.

Multidisciplined engineers of eS21 are focused on excellence and effectiveness. This particularly means that we are led to seek overall quality, fitness for purpose, statisfying or significant forms as well as economy of construction and total cost of ownership.



eS21 engineering & structures provides the following services:

  • structural feasibility, structural pre-design and structual design studies

  • quantitative assessment of structures, structural analysis and testing

  • justification of design schemes and proposals

  • cost/benefit-estimation and analysis

  • structural effectivity studies

  • load path development and failure analysis


structural design

For a typical structural design program eS21 engineering & structures recommends a three phase active approach:

  1. Initial design phase

  2. Integration process

  3. Confirmation process


phase 1

  • We analyse facts such as client's requirements, flexibility of space and loading, architectural concept, life of building, allowable budget and construction timeframe

  • We investigate the given structural climate; e.g. availability and quality of materials and workmanship, ground and weather conditions as well as regulations

  • We then „dream up“ several structural schemes which statisfy, to varying degrees, the often incompatible constraints.


phase 2

  • We qualitatively compare merits of the proposed schemes against one another and according to how they each meet functional, architectural, services, and foundation requirements.



  • Each scheme will be tested by imagining how it will perform as a structure under different loads. Preselection is done, resulting in a developed scheme, ready to enter the next phase


phase 3

This stage mostly consists of quantitative analysis by means of simulation of physical behaviour, assessment of stresses deflections and the like. Methods of manufacture and erection of structural components are investigated and costs estimated.





Detailed drawings and contract documents result from that highly creative three-phase process.