Philosophy

The interaction between building physics, façade and structural design in the light of thermal performance and structure, acoustic and sound insulation of the façade, energy- and resource-efficiency, materials i.e. construction type and life cycle costs etc. are of course a matter for us. For our clients the deriving integral approach holds a high potential for optimization with regards to economic, ecologic and social aspects.

In the field of building physics and sustainability we cover all design phases from the basic evaluation to construction for new and existing buildings. We are certified consultants for thermal and sound protection and provide the common building physics analysis. As KfW-experts we also support our clients with KfW applications.

Thermal protection and energy efficiency

We provide design consultancy for all energy standards from the Energy Saving Regulation (EnEV) through to KfW efficiency houses and passive house standard up to the plus energy house, for new buildings and existing buildings. We support clients and architects from the competition to the commissioning of the building. In our role as specialists for energy efficiency, certified passive house planners and registered energy efficiency experts for federal funding programmes, we can advise on potential savings and subsidies and take over the complete energetic specialist planning.

We support the often complex planning tasks and the detailed building physics concept with in-depth considerations, e.g. with two- and three-dimensional thermal bridge calculations and thermodynamic spatial and building simulations.

Building simulation

With thermal-dynamic building simulation, we provide support already in the early planning phases, e.g. for the design and planning of challenging buildings.

Building simulation allows the dynamic calculation of the thermal and energetic behaviour of buildings and technical facilities under the influence of user-related and climatic conditions. The results are time series of thermal quantities, e.g. room and surface temperatures, as well as energetic values such as heating and cooling capacities and requirements.

For example, parameters ​​for glazing and shading systems can be optimized by means of dynamic-thermal simulation. In addition, a temperature analysis under extreme weather conditions can serve as a decision aid, e.g. for the use of active cooling.

Building sound protection

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Building acoustics

We provide room acoustics planning for new and existing buildings as well as for residential and non-residential buildings according to the German HOAI planning phases 1-5.

Our scope of services ranges from the calculation of the reverberation times according to DIN 18041 up to the room acoustics simulation in order to determine the acoustic quality and the speech intelligibility. In addition, we advise on the choice of optimal materials for the room acoustics and propose an ideal area utilization. We can use acoustical measurements to determine the reverberation times and the speech intelligibility for different room types.

Building fire protection

We provide consulting and planning in all areas of fire protection from preventive structural and equipment fire protection through to organisational fire protection and up to the defensive fire protection. We create fire protection concepts for standard and special structures, which we coordinate with the authorities and the fire protection services of the fire brigade in order to implement the individual requirements and requests of the client/architect into a fully developed and economical solution in compliance with the building requirements. In addition to the fire protection concept, we develop fire protection plans for the visualisation of the structural and equipment protection measures.

Sustainable building

Our services in the area of sustainable building include consulting services and the development of tailored sustainability strategies during the planning process as well as for competitions.

We support construction projects which are evaluated according to national and international green building systems. Our company provides trained specialists for the certification systems BNB (Assessment System  for Federal Buildings from the BMUB), DGNB (German Association for Sustainable Building) and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).

Further project-related services are analyses of emissions-induced environmental impacts and resource consumption (life cycle assessment) as well as life cycle costs.

WIR BENÖTIGEN VERSTÄRKUNG

Zur Verstärkung unseres Teams in Frankfurt suchen wir möglichst kurzfristig eine/n qualifizierte/n Sekretär/in (Vollzeit).

Für unser Team in München suchen wir eine/n qualifizierte/n BIM-Koordinator/in im Bereich Tragwerksplanung, Fachrichtung Hochbau.

15 November 2018

DAB Jahreskongress 2018: How do we build in the future?

On this year's annual congress of the DAB, Olivier Vassard (Executive Director, ArcelorMittal) and Manfred Grohmann talk about the topic "think in new ways about construction: Steligence - smart innovations with steel" and present current examples derived from daily practice.

Time: 15th November 2018, 10.10 am
Venue: Fabrik 23, Gerichtstraße 23, 13347 Berlin

18 October 2018, 10.15 am

Workflows - BIM als Paradigmenwechsel in der Tragwerksplanung

At this year's Autodesk University in Darmstadt, Torsten Künzler and Alexander Hofbeck will give a presentation about the BIM Development of Bollinger+Grohmann and our office philosophy as part of the series of lectures on the theme "Experience the Future of Making Things".

October 2018

«Sunt og pluss – det går an!»

In the article «Sunt og pluss – det går an!» for the cultura bank's magazine “pengevirke”, architect Michael Lommertz from the Oslo office, discusses the possibilities for healthy houses within the current framework.

14 October 2018

Torroja Medal for Manfred Grohmann

We are pleased to announce, that Manfred Grohmann will receive the Torroja Medal 2019 of the IASS. The engraved medal represents the highest individual recognition given by the Association to members or nonmembers of the Association in recognition of outstanding and distinguished contributions to design, construction or research of shell and/or spatial structures. It is conferred upon those who embody the ideals and accomplishments of Eduardo Torroja, the founding president of the IASS.

12 October 2018

Reinventing Cities

Through the international competition 'Reinventing Cities', new buildings will be realized in Stovner and Furuset. Bollinger + Grohmann engineers Oslo, together with “The urban village team”, was chosen to participate in the next stage of the competition.

October 2018

First prize: “Equipment Sportif Saint Sauveur” in Lille

The sports hall “Equipment Sportif Saint Sauveur” in Lille, designed by the architects from Face B together with Bollinger+Grohmann, has been awarded the first prize.
The building features a striking timber roof structure with concave curbes and will be made of precast concrete elements. Bollinger+Grohmann Paris worked on the structural design.

11 October 2018

Bauhaus Museum Dessau: carcass completed

The structural works of the Bauhaus Museum in Dessau are completed. The bridge structure will house the collection and is floating as a closed volume above the public
space, which is used for temporary exhibitions, events and workshops. The span between the cores is 50 m, the cantilever is 21 m.

Architect: addenda architects
Structural and Façade Engineering, Building Physics and structural fire protection: Bollinger + Grohmann Ingenieure

10 October 2018

Opening of the Frankfurt Pavilion

Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will attend the 70th Frankfurter Buchmesse (10 - 14 October): In a festive ceremony, he will open the Frankfurt Pavilion, the new, iconic event venue at the book fair.

4 October 2018

"Trophées Eiffel 2018": Award for the project Quai de la Moselle, Salle de Sport

The Bollinger + Grohmann Paris office in collaboration with Bureaux faceB has won the ‘Trophees Eiffel 2018’ for the sports hall Quai de la Moselle in Calais in the DIVERTIR category. The prize is awarded to buildings built entirely or partially in steel and are located in France.

Image copyright: Maxime Delvaux

Best of the Best: Deutsche Bank Campus awarded with the ICONIC AWARD

We are happy about the "Best of the Best" award from the international design awards for the new Deutsche Bank Campus building in Frankfurt, which KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten received in the »Architecture« category.
Bollinger und Grohmann have implemented the design of the new building for the structural and façade engineering.
The transparent new building forms an ensemble together with an office building, also by KSP in cooperation with B+G which was completed in 2003.

28 September 2018

Sculpture "Die Große Illusion"

Short movie clip in yesterday's edition of the daily news show Hessenschau on the nine-meter-long and 1.8-ton temporary exterior sculpture "The Great Illusion" by the artist duo Winter / Hoerbelt at the Frankfurter Kunstverein in the Old Town.

September 2018

Won: Competition "WOHNENPLUS NKL 16" IN DÜSSELDORF

for the architects Lengfeld & Wilisch for the new development of the Niederkasseler Lohweg 16 in Düsseldorf. Bollinger + Grohmann Frankfurt was involved in the area of building physis to support the architects on the topics of sound immission protection and sound insulation against external noise for the design of the building with commercial, office and residential use.

7 September 2018

Feasibility study: Modernization of OBOS headquarters

Together with Kristin Jarmund Arkitekter, we have the pleasure to work with OBOS, one of the largest residential builders in Norway. OBOS wishes to modernize their headquarters, a 1960s building complex located in the heart of Oslo.

6 September 2018

Competition won: MedUni Campus Vienna

Congratulations to the team of Delugan Meissl Associated Architects & Architektur Consult who won the two-stage competition. Bollinger + Grohmann Vienna worked on the structural design.

August 2018

ESO Supernova in Garching - in detail structure 03/18

The latest edition of detail structure presents the special formwork of the geometrically highly complex new planetarium and visitor center near Munich. As part of an interdisciplinary team, Bollinger + Grohmann were responsible for the development and calculation of the load-bearing structure of the solid construction.

31 August 2018

Competition won: «tødd life» Notodden

Dyrvik Arkitekter AS, SLA Landskabsarkitekter and Bollinger + Grohmann Ingenieure have won a two-part competition to build an old people's home and a residential complex on the site of a former steelworks.

30 August 2018

La Vrillette

“La Vrillette” is the winner of the inter-student competition organized within the course "Sculpture tectonique" taught at ENSA-Paris-La-Villette.

27 August 2018

Inauguration of MHK Campus

The 112 m long building is characterized by a spectacular, 32 m long cantilever. It forms the canopy for the entrance area of the building. The cantilever is realized by two four-storey steel trusses, which are connected back to the solid part of the building.
Bollinger + Grohmann was in charge of the structural design.

23 July 2018

AEC Hackathon Berlin: first prize for the best Dynamo Project

After three exciting days in Berlin, the AEC Hackathon is over. It was a pleasure for the team of B+G to meet so many enthusiastic and interesting developers, architects and engineers.
Furthermore, we are very honoured to have won the first prize for the best Dynamo Project. The task of our team was to develop an algorithm to clean up analytical models in Revit for future projects. First it will be used for a big high-rise project in Frankfurt, which is currently in the design phase.

21 June 2018

Won: competition Castle Clemenswerth and Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Museum

We are pleased to announce that the team of architects STUDIOBORNHEIM won together with hutterreimann Landschaftsarchitekten from Berlin in collaboration with Bollinger + Grohmann the 1st prize in the competition for the new vistor's centre in the Castle Clemenswerth in Sögel, Germany.

18 June 2018

Deutscher Ingenieurbaupreis 2018: recognition

for the project "Kraftwerk Lausward":
We are very happy about the decision of the jury to award the Lausward Power Plant with a recognition. The project is a collaboration with kadawittfeldarchitektur from Aachen and has already received several awards.

June 2018

Won: bridge competition in Liège

for the team of the architects from AgwA and B+G in the architecture competition for a 100 m long footbridge, with a central span of 25m over a railroad, near Liège in Belgium. B+G were responsible for the structural engineering.

23 May 2018

Biskop Gunnerus Gate 14B Complex

The Biskop Gunnerus Gate 14B Complex near Oslo Central Station with C.F.Møller, Kristin Jarmund and Rodeo Architects is featured in today's CTBUH (Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat) Global News - a source for worldwide news on tall buildings and urban development.
Bollinger+Grohmann in Oslo was in charge of the feasibility study.

9 May 2018

Merck Campus on baunetz.de

The recently completed Innovation Centre in Darmstadt is presented in detail on baunetz.de.

Bollinger und Grohmann was in charge of the structural design.

08 May 2018

Award for the Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Center at Al Ain

We are happy to announce that we’ve been awarded with the "Austrian Green Planet Building Award" for our contribution as structural engineers of one of the most energy efficient buildings in the Gulf region, the Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Center in Al Ain, UAE.

28 April 2018

Opening of ESO Supernova

The cutting-edge astronomy centre, hosting the largest titled planetarium in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, will open its doors to the public on the 28th of April. The centre is a public educational facility with an interactive exhibition that will engage the visitors to discover and understand the universe around us. Bollinger + Grohmann was in charge of the structural engineering.

13 April 2018

Bollinger + Grohmann Ingenieure now also in Stuttgart

Bollinger + Grohmann Ingenieure is since this week also located with a branch in Stuttgart besides the offices in Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich, Vienna, Rome, Paris, Oslo and Melbourne.

The current company EFA Ingenieure GmbH (formerly RFR Stuttgart) joins us with all employees, their know-how and current projects as a new branch.

New website online: Ingenieurtalente

The website is supported by the German Consulting Engineers Association VBI state associations and provides information about careers, training and contact persons in the fiel of engineering careers. The goal is to arouse interest among young people for the job of a structural engineer and the workspace in an engineering office.