StructureMode are structural engineers founded in 2007 by Chartered structural engineer Geoff Morrow to promote and apply the power of intelligent structural engineering and creative ideas to improve design and produce thoughtful, efficient, innovative and beautiful structures.
We have a strong focus on communication to understand the design intent and introduce smart structural ideas to improve the overall design. These interventions often eliminate unnecessary structures and simplify the building process, which significantly reduces construction cost and embodied carbon. Using modern analysis techniques we optimise our structures to achieve more efficient material use, further reducing cost and carbon.
We keep abreast of new materials and technological developments. By promoting the use of alternative materials we further reduce the embodied carbon of our structures.
We produce clear and detailed drawings, coordinated with the architecture and other disciplines, so our projects run more smoothly by giving the contractor the information they need to get on with the job. We also use our experience to help foresee and avoid difficulties that can lead to extra construction cost or delay.
We are experienced at large new-build structures and complex refurbishments for public and private clients, on residential, commercial, arts, entertainment and humanitarian projects. We are known for cool stuff, such as pavilions, sculpture, bespoke staircases and furniture (and we still love doing this). We are world leaders in fabric formwork for concrete structures plus lightweight tensile fabric and tensegrity structures. Thankfully our clients keep us busy with large new-build housing and mixed-use developments, basement extensions and refurbishment of historic and listed buildings.
We are actively engaged in engineering research, conducting practice based research and as Industry Partners with the University of Cambridge on the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Infrastructure and Built Environment: Resilience in a Changing World (FIBE2 CDT), as well as an Industry Collaborators with the University of Bath on their ‘Healthy Housing for Displaced Prople’ research project.
We use Revit for BIM projects, plus AutoCAD, Rhino and Sketchup. Analysis and optimisation using Oasys GSA and Grasshopper, and connections are designed using IDEA StatiCa. These modelling and design tools help us quickly develop more efficient, integrated and elegant structures.