Planning With BIM

SERVICES

All services at a glance

administrative buildings, airports, ballast-less track, bottom-up construction, bridges, buildings, canals, clean room buildings, commercial construction, commercial property, cut-and-cover tunnels, deep basements, ecological construction supervision, ecological monitoring, ecological reports, engineering work, environmental planning, excavations, ground water tanks, halls, hangars, high-speed railway lines, hydroelectric power plants, industrial buildings, industrial facilities, laboratory buildings, landscape planning, magnetic suspension rail systems, mass-spring systems, motorway parking and toilet areas, motorways, motorway service areas, multi-storey car parks, noise protection enclosures, noise protection walls, offshore wind turbines, ports, power stations, public utility structures, railway construction, railroad stations, residential buildings, roads, special-purpose excavation, suburban railways, top-down construction, towers, traffic interchanges, transmitter masts, transport terminals, tunnel boring, undercuts, underground car parks, underground railways, underground rail stations, underpinning, water engineering construction

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Structural
engineering

The basis for sustainable investment

Structural engineering is the science, one might even say art, of designing buildings, bridges, tunnels and similar structures in a cost-effective and elegant manner so that they safely withstand all the forces they might be exposed to.

We design load-bearing structures that are robust, force-flow oriented and durable. We develop intelligent user-oriented structural systems with efficient foundation, floor and pillar load bearing structures, optimized in terms of material and components. They are ideally attuned to maximum flexibility of utilisation in order to do justice to future uses and expansions. In the structuring of supporting members, SSF places great emphasis on transparency and clarity.

Decisive for continuous energetic construction are the coordination of load-bearing structure and thermally effective component layers and the intelligent design of structural details. This is an important criterion to achieve investments that are durably economically successful

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“Letting a project break down into illogical details and egoistic single interests is the most counter-productive thing you can do.”

Geotechnical engineering

Perfect interaction with a capable partner

As a consulting engineering company with broad experience in the field of geotechnical engineering, SSF also specialises in design and construction management and supervision services for all types of underground and foundation projects such as deep excavations for underground structures and parking garages, for tunnels and underground station, for caverns and underpinnings.

Following our merger with the geological engineering company Baugeologisches Büro Bauer, we now have an experienced subdivision covering a broad range of geotechnical, geological and hydrogeological activities. 

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

STRUCTURES FOR INDIVIDUAL NEEDS

Our building projects vary from wide spanning halls and hangars to railway stations and industrial facilities, as well as exclusive commercial projects and high-quality buildings for representative office and administration premises. 

Highest flexibility, appealing architecture, high economic efficiency, fast construction times and strict adherence to cost frames and a particular sustainability of use are criteria of highest priority during design and implementation of large projects and building measures. 

We support you when finding solutions for the task and when overcoming complex requirements and restrictions with a team of architects and engineers which is technically experienced, competent and aim-oriented. 

 

 

 

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BUILDING CONSTRUCTIONS

(January 2015)

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Bridges

Aesthetic harmony of form and function

SSF is at the forefront of design and construction of bridges and engineering structures. Since the foundation of the company, around 10,000 bridges and engineering structures have been design, implemented during final design or supervised during construction execution. 

Our long-term expertise and experience includes large viaducts, cable-stayed and arch bridges, extremely oblique framing structures and very complex renewals of railway bridges during operation, bridge renovation, pedestrian bridges and bascule bridges. 

Only integral thinking and responsible design lead to mature, material-adequate bridges with the required diversity and change when choosing the load-bearing system, the form and the appearance of such a structure.

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Bridges

Tunnels

The hidden art of construction

SSF also specialises in design and construction engineering services for underground projects, with an emphasis on tunnels and complex ground support structures. The experts of SSF and its affiliated company Baugeologisches Büro Bauer are mostly engineers with specialised qualifications and practical experience in the disciplines applied geology, geotechnical engineering, rock mechanics, structural engineering, construction engineering, construction contracting and construction management.

Our designs encompass construction methods ranging from the NATM technique to TBMs for hard rock tunnels, shielded rock machines, earth pressure balance and slurry TBMs for soft ground. We have competent knowledge in the design of tunnels and tunnel portals, deep shafts and excavation pits, the dimensioning of underpinnings, design of soil freezing and compression of tunnels in hard and soft rock grounds. 

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Tunnel

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CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

OUR EXPERTS ON-SITE

To implement complex civil engineering and building projects not only comprehensive designs and quality-conscious partners are necessary; an important link between the multiple participants is a proficient construction management team that in addition to technical tasks takes on all organisational and commercial activities. 

SSF Ingenieure disposes of skilled specialists that, with their supplementary qualifications, ensure a flawless execution on-site and that the client’s satisfaction is fulfilled. We have confident experience in dealing with the German contracting rules for the award of public works contracts (VOB) and with the relevant technical prescriptions, we offer precision in organising and structuring of construction stages and competence in contract and contract addendum management, which are part of our daily routine. 

The construction management team has excellent knowledge and long-time experience in construction supervision and supervision on site for bridge and tunnel constructions, civil engineering projects and complex building projects involving multiple building trades.

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Proficient assistance with implementing your projects  

The Project Management Services – PMS department’s profound knowledge and long-standing experience from the construction industry and the area of project management allow us to provide services in the fields of contract and claim management, scheduling and construction logistics as well as further operational issues during design and execution, focusing on:

 

  • taking over coordination and management tasks between project participants
  • professional consulting during tendering and contract awarding of construction services
  • work preparation/construction operation planning/construction logistics
  • design support in view of operational and economic issues
  • scheduling and cost planning
  • cost analysis, cost estimates and calculations
  • risk, contract and claim management during construction
  • claim handling and rejection especially claims for time extension
  • acting as client’s representative and offering competences in the framework of assistance to the client

 

RiskConsult GmbH as a partner in the area of cost and risk management 

Noise protection

Serving health and the environment

Lärm ist eine ernst zu nehmende Umweltbelastung. Er kann, direkt und indirekt, zu wesentlichen Beeinträchtigungen des Wohlbefindens und der Gesundheit führen. Deshalb ist die Lärmbekämpfung zu einem wichtigen Bestandteil des Umweltschutzes geworden. 

 

Die Situation
Neben dem Neubau gewinnt der Ausbau von bestehenden Verkehrswegen zunehmend an Bedeutung – speziell in dicht besiedelten, suburbanen Einzugsgebieten von Ballungsräumen. Häufig besteht das Problem darin, dass es aufgrund beschränkter Platzverhältnisse für den mehrstreifigen Ausbau kaum Erweiterungsmöglichkeiten gibt. Infolgedessen muss sich die Trasse vorwiegend am Bestand orientieren, wobei entsprechende Verdichtungs- bzw. Kompensationsmaßnahmen zur anstehenden Bebauung vorgenommen werden müssen. Zunehmende Verkehrsbreiten führen außerdem zu immer höheren Lärmschutzwänden oder Wall-Wand-Kombinationen.

 

Die Konsequenz
Dem Schallschutz kommt eine kosten- und genehmigungsrelevante Bedeutung zu. Bauliche Veränderungen von bestehenden oder der Bau von neuen Verkehrswegen sind mit dem Anspruch des Bürgers auf lärmmindernde Maßnahmen verbunden. Entscheidend für die Erteilung einer Baugenehmigung ist eine sensible und punktgenaue planerische Umsetzung der durch eine Vielzahl von Vorschriften und Regelungen definierten Auflagen. Seit Jahren arbeiten wir im engen konstruktiven Dialog mit Fachplanern und Gutachtern an der Planung und Umsetzung von aktiven Lärmschutzanlagen. Der Schwerpunkt der Tätigkeit liegt dabei in der Ausarbeitung von individuellen lärmtechnischen Lösungen bei Verkehrswegen mit engem Bebauungskorsett und in der Entwicklung von technisch verbesserten und wirtschaftlich optimierten Alternativen.

Landscape and environment planning

The ecologic basis

The preservation of a liveable environment is considered as a matter of course by responsible engineers. SSF Ingenieure conscientious of that has decided to offer environment and landscape planning and design as integral constituent of its array of services. Together with the company Prof. Schaller UmweltConsult GmbH, SSF Ingenieure is able to solve proficiently all environment related questions. 

To deal with all environment related questions, a highly efficient geographical information system (ESRI-GIS) is in use to support the collection, processing and evaluation of environmental data as well their presentation.

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“What was inspired yesterday has made the further development of planning, material, logistics and processes uneconomical today. So we‘re faced with fresh challenges every day. What could be more rewarding in our profession?”

RAILROAD CONSTRUCTION

OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE ALL ALONG THE LINE

The civil engineering infrastructure is the fundamental basis of any railway system. Well advised designs and quality-based constructions underpin the optimum performance of high-speed train and mixed traffic lines, of metro networks and urban railroad. Intelligent railway line and station environments, easy access and ride quality are crucial to sustainable passenger volume, passenger comfort and efficient operation.

 

We support optimally advise and support our clients at all stages of the project life cycle – thanks to our extensive knowledge and understanding of the numerous elements of operational rail networks and their interfaces 

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Railway projects

(January 2015)

Roads

The foundation of our mobility

SSF Ingenieure is a single source for planning and engineering services, and project and construction management services for all kinds of traffic projects. 

Together with the affiliated firm Wagner Ingenieure GmbH and the business units for building and structure planning and geotechnical engineering, we offer engineering consultancy services throughout all phases of infrastructure projects. Our experience and broad-based expertise create planning approaches with efficient and innovative solutions in the conceptual planning, new construction and expansion of roads and motorways, motorway services, and the infrastructural links to airports, railway stations and industrial and commercial parks.

The demand for ever more complex and high-performance infrastructure systems with concurrent consideration of environmental protection has resulted in a major change in how traffic and road planning is approached and implemented. 

Together with its proven cooperating partners, the SSF Group offers a virtually comprehensive selection of consulting and planning services.

APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

LINKING STEPS TO REACH CREATIVITY

Research and development are at the basis of the continuous optimisation of buildings and infrastructure constructions in view of their efficiency, security and sustainability and progressive design. The technical opportunities resulting from the combination of new construction materials, calculation methods and changing construction procedures are enormous. 

At SSF Ingenieure we have established our own department for application development which dedicates its work to subjects and questions concerning further and new development of construction methods and procedures independently from the daily constraints. 

The results of the recent  years show that we keep our fingers on the pulse and do not stop to improve existing technologies and to achieve innovations by constant modifications. Linking sometimes small but sustainable steps leads to creativity.

REMEDIAL ENGINEERING

ANALYSIS COMES FIRST

When it comes to preserving existing building fabric, expanding a structure, or integrating it in a new building, plus enhancing its durability and usability through foundation repair, it is vital to examine a structure, identify damage, and report deficiencies.

Our team possesses in-depth knowledge and experience in the area of structural examinations, and major inspections on buildings, bridges, tunnels and other engineering structures.

Developing a specific repair or maintenance programme and calculating with a precise budget means determining the nature, scope and sequence of the necessary measures. The basis for such a catalogue of measures is assessment of the structure and its exact condition, including appropriate calculations of the load-bearing structures and cost-effectiveness.

STRUCTURAL ANALYSES

OPTIMUM OPTIMISATION

In addition to the “conventional” preparation of static calculations as part of structural engineering, structural mechanics studies are becoming increasingly required for special component-design tasks. This applies in particular to the required simulation of failure processes with respect to inconsistencies of static and dynamic analyses due to non-linear material characteristics.

 

SSF has extensive knowledge and experience in performing structural analysis using the finite element method. We exclusively use latest-generation software to analyse load-bearing structures and components with the broadest possible range of dimensions, material properties and loads. 

PPP / BOT projects

Reliably assessing opportunities and risks

In addition to the classic engineering activities, we offer extensive consulting and supporting services in the field of PPP/BOT projects. These services range from management consulting, project development, and project control, including the preparation of technical risk analyses as supporting decision-making criteria for project financing, to participation in the development of financing models.

In association with its affiliated companies or in the framework of joint venture agreements with national/international consulting companies, SSF Ingenieure offers business groups, including banks and insurance companies that finance or secure PPP projects, the required safe background.

 

In all areas of risk analysis and assessment of technical feasibility and investment costs, we stay at your side with excellent knowledge and profound experience.

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BIM

and THE DIGITALISATION OF DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

Building Information Modelling (BIM) stands for an optimised method of design, execution and operation of buildings. The entire process including all pertinent information – from the basic evaluations to the design, erection or conversion/reutilisation and operation and even the demolition – are recorded in one central data model, are updated and documented. BIM is based on a virtual 3D model which can be extended to further information like time, costs and use. SSF Ingenieure, together with its partners of the SSF Group, has been living this digitalised planning process for more than ten years.

BIM – the digitalisation of planning and construction