Our Services

We provide engineering design consultancy in
the UK and throughout the world.

We provide engineering design throughout the world in the following areas:

Structural and Civil Engineering
Facade Engineering
Structural Glass design
Marine Engineering

We join projects in a variety of ways. Sometimes it’s through an end-user client as a sub-consultant to the architect, or sometimes it’s through the contractor responsible for constructing a project.
 

We can provide creative conceptual design, more detailed work for bidding and tender, or full input up to the completion of a project.

 

 










Nous offrons les services suivants dans le monde entier:


Structures et Génie civil
Façades
Verre structurel

Construction navale

La diversité de son équipe permet à EOC d’avoir un champ d’intervention très varié. En combinant architecture et ingénierie, EOC est capable de guider un projet depuis sa conception à sa livraison. Le cabinet trouve ses clients auprès des architectes, ainsi que des maîtres d’ouvrage.

We’ve worked across the whole range of buildings from contractor-led projects for large-scale housing developments to public sculpture, and from retail ventures to one-off houses for private clients.

 

Our work covers all structural materials, traditional and non-conventional, and all building types.  Projects might be in the context of new-build, or refurbishment and restoration of traditional and historic buildings.

 

Our approach with all structures is to fully interrogate the options available, with a view to identifying the most efficient, economic and elegant solutions. We aim to provide clear options which address the parameters defined by the project and its architecture. Our team enjoys this collaborative approach, both within a design team and beyond with the contractors. 

Our structures team is a blend of both analytical and creative engineers, who can make pragmatic decisions as well as design refined details. Our strong architecturally-influenced background is a common thread amongst all our team, which we believe is critical to the solutions which we provide.

 

We can be engaged by an end-user Client, as a sub-consultant to the Architect or by the Contractor responsible for constructing a project in a design and build arrangement.

 

The extent of our involvement may be to provide creative conceptual design, more detailed work for bidding and tender, or for full input through construction of a project.

 

We can provide or procure advice related to drainage, geotechnics, highways and all other aspects of building development in the structural and civil engineering fields.

L’architecture a toujours eu une grande importance dans la culture d’EOC qui promeut des solutions à la fois élégantes et efficaces. EOC est capable de penser la construction sans perdre de vue la pensée architecturale.


EOC trouve sa force dans la maitrise de la matière qu’il travaille. Qu’il s’agisse de matériaux conventionnels comme le béton, l’acier ou le bois, ou les nouveaux matériaux composites, EOC a su se doter au cours des années d’un champ de connaissance très variée. Grâce à sa compréhension des matériaux, EOC est capable de dessiner des détails sur mesure pour chaque projet.



La maitrise de logiciels de calcul analytique permet à son équipe de rationaliser la pensée architecturale, et d’explorer toutes les options envisageables dans le but de trouver la solution optimale et économique.


La polyvalence de EOC lui permet d’intervenir dans différents contextes opérationnels. EOC peut jouer un rôle à toutes les étapes d’un projet, que ce soit la conception auprès de l’architecte ou encore la réception auprès du maître d’ouvrage.

Facade engineers have assumed a central role in architectural and engineering design teams in recent years, as building envelope design becomes ever more complex due to increasingly stringent energy requirements and material and technological advances.

 

Architectural trends towards more geometrically complex forms and tactile cladding materials require a greater understanding of materials – of their structural characteristics, how they are made, and how they can be used in different applications. At the same time, building envelope physics are being more closely analysed to ensure that occupant behaviour is achieved and strict building energy performance standards are met. These challenges require specialist engineers as part of the design team from the early stages of design.

 

We offer a full services approach to facades in all system and materials types. The systems proposed may be custom-built for a particular project, or an assembly of existing facade typologies and technology. Our service includes full design, analysis and associated specifications whether they are performance or prescriptive-based.

Our specific experience in closely working with industry partners to extend the possibilities of fabrication places us in a unique position to ensure that every facade is conceived with fabrication technology and budget to the fore, and that these are fully integrated throughout the detailed design.

 

The increasing need for more energy efficient envelopes is the cornerstone of many facade design goals. We have adopted the latest analysis software to enable us to design systems that achieve and exceed these goals. Key to this effort is the research and development we maintain to ensure we are abreast of the latest technology, coatings, and current thinking in energy efficient building skins.

 

As a practice we take a very sustainable view on design and at the core of this is the re-use of existing buildings. We therefore offer a comprehensive service of existing facade condition survey and reporting, in which condition and remedial works required can be identified and specified.

A l’aube du XXIe siècle, le développement durable est le centre d’attention. Il ne s’agit plus seulement de construire vite et pour peu cher. L’énergétique du bâtiment devient une question prédominante de l’architecture qui cherche à donner plus de fonctions à l’enveloppe d’un bâtiment.

Alors que celle-ci ne servait autrefois qu’à protéger des intempéries, on essaye aujourd’hui de lui donner un plus grand rôle afin d’économiser nos ressources. Elle doit au mieux assurer la ventilation de l’air et le chauffage de l’espace intérieur de manière passive.

Le XXIe siècle connait par ailleurs une libération de l’architecture qui explore des formes géométriques complexes. La matérialité est remise en question à mesure que des matériaux non conventionnels sont développés.

Pour répondre à ce nouveau cahier des charges, les architectes font appel à des ingénieurs façade pour les conseiller. La pluridisciplinarité d’EOC lui permet d’intervenir de manière pertinente auprès de ses clients notamment en leur concevant trouvant des systèmes structurels sur mesure.

Notre collaboration rapprochée avec les fabricants nous apporte une meilleure compréhension des systèmes, de leur processus de fabrication et de leur coût.

We’re world leaders in structural glass, striving to extend the realm of what’s possible with this beguiling material.

 

We’ve designed the world’s most progressive glass structures based on our disciplined understanding of the material’s behaviour and our analytical methods.  With them we’ve engineered the world’s largest glass panels, minimizing joints and resulting in remarkable transparency. Our drive for transparency has increased their technical capabilities to meet the ambitions of our clients.

 

With glass, rigorous structural analysis and flawless detailing is more critical than in other structures. We draw on our experience in the research and development of materials and analytical software applications to help us.

We work on all scales in structural glass, and in all locations globally. Our services range from conceptual design commissions, through assisting specialist fabricators and contractors to carry out detailed design, to full services for clients from concept design to completion.

 

We are particularly adept at getting innovative glass structural designs through the varying, and often complex, building department requirements of different cities throughout the world. We have been invited to sit on many of the standards committees around the world formed to develop more universal codes of practice governing the design of structural glass.

 

In 2010, our work was recognised with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation by HM Queen Elizabeth II.

EOC est le leader mondial dans l’ingénierie du verre structurel.

Grâce à des procédés d’analyse rigoureux, EOC a su repousser les limites du verre en tant que matériau structurel en créant des structures qui semblent défier les lois de la physique.

Les travaux d’EOC ont amorcé une quête pour la transparence qui a révolutionné l’industrie du verre. Les panneaux peuvent atteindre des plus grandes tailles, et les éléments sont plus performants d’un point de vue structurel et énergétique.

Une attention particulière est accordée à la conception des détails structurels qui doivent être discrets et robustes.

L’expertise d’EOC lui permet non seulement d’assister les architectes dans la conception et la réception du projet, mais également de conseiller les fabricants spécialisés dans le développement de nouveaux produits.

EOC participe activement à l’élaborations de nouvelles normes afin de faciliter l’utilisation du verre structurel dans la construction. EOC intervient dans plusieurs pays pour superviser la conception et la construction de structures en verre.

At the height of modernism, architects borrowed extensively from the marine world to shape their buildings. Today marine designers are paying back the compliment by borrowing architects’ techniques for the latest yacht designs.

 

Many yacht owners want to create a greater connection with the outdoors through large-format glazing or build striking features such as canopies, stairs or swimming pools.

 

These structures have to withstand the physical pressures of being at sea – loads are often far greater than those on buildings. They also have to meet stringent industry-specific regulations. 

 

We’ve found our specialisms in other areas of our work are increasingly sought after by some of the world’s top yacht designers and makers to make better and more spectacular boats.




La transparence est également très recherchée dans le domaine de la construction navale. Elle permet de rapprocher les usagers de leur environnement en leur offrant des points de vue spectaculaires.

EOC a réussi à transposer son savoir technique du verre à l’architecture navale en concevant des éléments plus robustes capable de résister à des chargements bien plus important que dans l’architecture classique.

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