At CAR Stuctures we use our imagination to create ideas, engineering science to predict behaviour under load, and practical knowledge to devise construction methods. Our skill is engineering ‘know-how’, achieving more with less, designing safe economic structures.
The structural engineering team is led by CAR directors Philip Cooper and Tyrone Bowen and CAR Associate Amy Banks. The team has a reputation for intelligent design and for developing practical and innovative solutions using new materials as well as the conservation and restoration of historic structures.
Among noteworthy innovations are a lightweight composite glass floor using a honeycomb structure, a super-slim lighting track from aluminium stiffened with steel, trusses made of masonry, tile vaults built without formwork, and timber staircases without side support.
The team has many years of experience with both new and historic buildings in a wide variety of contexts, including colleges, churches, laboratories, and cultural, sports and residential buildings. Staff are able to deal with projects of all sizes – we are a general practice of structural engineering.
Clients include the University of Cambridge and its colleges, Royal Academy of Arts, National Maritime Museum, British Aerospace, Hippodrome Theatre, The National Trust and English Heritage.
Collaboration with architectural practices includes Hopkins Architects, Allies and Morrison, Stanton Williams, Tim Ronalds. Freeland Rees Roberts, NRAP, and David Chipperfield.