Structural Design and Consultancy​

At BERM, our design and consultancy service reflects a passion for structures, translating into a resolute commitment to robust designs that optimize project efficiency while upholding the highest standards in quality, safety, cost-effectiveness, and timely delivery. Leveraging our extensive international experience, our constant quest for innovative solutions, and collaborative philosophy, we partner with builders, engineers, and architects throughout the entire design process, from initial concepts to the completion of projects.

Assessment, Rehabilitation and Adaptive Re-Use​

With decades of experience in structural engineering, BERM recognizes the unique challenges and constraints inherent in interventions to existing buildings. Our team possesses the resources and expertise required for the successful restoration, rehabilitation, expansion, and re-adaptation of existing structures. Our in-depth understanding of materials, existing conditions, and industry innovations empowers us to craft precise and adapted rehabilitation details. The consistent outcome is a substantial increase in the lifespan of buildings, revitalizing them to meet modern standards effectively.

Seismic Retrofitting Design​

As seismic risks gain heightened awareness, BERM stands out in Seismic Retrofitting Design. Drawing from extensive design experience in seismic zones worldwide, we are deeply committed to structural resilience. Our cutting-edge solutions fortify buildings against seismic forces, seamlessly integrating innovative retrofitting techniques to enhance stability and safeguard valuable assets. At BERM, we take pride in our commitment to minimizing intervention impact, adopting the least invasive approach to guarantee the highest level of structural safety for your buildings.

Heritage and Historic Building Restoration​

Preserving the integrity of heritage and historical structures is another passion of ours. Combining our expertise in rehabilitation and restoration with our deep understanding of heritage architecture, we are proud to have assisted in the longevity and authenticity of many historic buildings.

Construction Supervision​

At BERM, our skilled construction supervision team ensures projects are executed precisely and in adherence to design specifications. We meticulously oversee every facet, championing efficiency, maintaining quality, and ensuring timely completion. Our collaborative philosophy extends across all project stakeholders, underscoring our commitment to prioritizing the seamless progression of every project.

Peer Review and Value Engineering​

We provide thorough peer reviews and value engineering assessments, optimizing projects for cost-effectiveness and performance. Our focus is on enhancing value while maintaining the highest standards of engineering integrity.

Building Information Modeling (BIM Structural)​

At BERM, cutting-edge technology, specifically Building Information Modeling (BIM), elevates our design solutions and streamlines structural innovations. BIM empowers diverse design exploration, material assessment, and efficient constructability issue resolution. This advanced tool significantly reduces man-hours for project coordination and documentation, showcasing our commitment to innovation and collaboration. BERM's success with BIM lies in creating accurate structural models, enhancing efficiency, and minimizing errors in design and construction processes.

Civil and Infrastructure Design​

Our civil and infrastructure design services cover a broad spectrum, from roads to utilities. We employ innovative solutions to develop sustainable and resilient infrastructure that meets the demands of modern society.


Nonlinear Analysis

Proficiency in conducting nonlinear structural analyses, including geometric and material nonlinearities, to accurately predict the behavior of structures under extreme loading conditions.

Performance-Based Design

Expertise in designing structures based on performance criteria, considering factors beyond traditional code compliance, such as resilience, functionality, and sustainability.

Form-Finding and Optimization

Ability to employ form-finding techniques and optimization methods to achieve efficient and aesthetically pleasing structural designs. This may involve exploring novel shapes and configurations.

Parametric Modeling

Use of parametric modeling tools to create flexible and adaptable design models. This allows for efficient exploration of design alternatives and optimization.

Advanced Materials and Composites

Knowledge of advanced materials, including high-performance concrete, fiber-reinforced composites, and innovative construction materials. Expertise in integrating these materials into structural designs for enhanced performance.

Structural Health Monitoring (SHM)

Implementation of SHM systems for continuous monitoring of structural integrity and performance throughout the life cycle of a structure. This involves using sensors, data analysis, and machine learning techniques.

Seismic Performance-Based Design

Specialized knowledge in developing structural designs that consider not only code-based seismic forces but also the performance expectations and risk tolerance of a structure during seismic events.

Base Isolation and Damping Systems

Expertise in designing and incorporating base isolation and damping systems to mitigate the effects of seismic forces on structures.

Blast-Resistant Design

Knowledge of designing structures to resist blast loads and mitigate the effects of explosions. This is crucial for structures in high-security or military applications.

High-Performance Computing (HPC)

Utilization of high-performance computing resources for conducting complex analyses and simulations, such as large-scale finite element analyses and computational fluid dynamics.

Topology Optimization

Use of topology optimization algorithms to iteratively design structures with optimal material distribution, resulting in lighter and more efficient designs.

Advanced Analysis Software

Proficiency in using advanced structural analysis software, including finite element analysis (FEA) tools with capabilities for nonlinear analysis, dynamic analysis, and optimization.

Energy-Efficient Design

Integration of energy-efficient design principles into structural systems, considering factors like thermal mass, natural ventilation, and daylighting.

Advanced Connection Design

Expertise in designing complex structural connections, including moment-resisting and shear connections, in a way that maximizes efficiency and minimizes vulnerability.

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