The Structural Engineering Department carries out autonomous projects, but also operates in support to the design activities of other firm Departments (Architecture and Building, Roadways and Transportation, Infrastructures and Hydraulics). The Department also cooperates in the structural design of projects carried out by renown architects.
Specific experience has also been acquired over the decades in structural conservation and restoration works, including the Carignano Palace in Turin (1679-1684, seat of the first Italian Parliament), Turin Porta Nuova railway station (1861-1865), the Carriage Atrium of Milan Central railway station (1926-1931) and Bard Fortress (1830-1838, Aosta), the Italian Embassy in Athens (1870-1880).
Furthermore, projects have been developed for infrastructure and road system works (bridges, viaducts and tunnels), i.e. the underground railway line between Central Station and Isola delle Femmine in the Palermo urban area, the underground sections in Turin and Caselle Torinese of the Turin-Ceres railway and the coverage remaking of the final section of Bisagno Stream in Genoa.
Recently, the firm’s competencies grew in tall buildings sector: the new skyscraper of the Piedmont Regional Administration in Turin, the Landmark Tower in Rozzano (Milan), both of which are about 200m tall, and the international contest for the new headquarters of Banca Intesa San Paolo in Turin (160m-tall tower), apart from the contracts in progress in the United Arab Emirates.
Most important are also the structural designs for the first worldwide plant for the production of Bioethanol of II generation in Crescentino (Vercelli) and the new Ferrari GeS building (Formula 1 team) in Maranello (Modena, Italy).
The Department may also show significant experience and competence in the following fields:
– special foundations;
– reclamation and demolition in big, unused industrial areas;
– yard management in complex operations.