Van Rossum is much more than just a structural engineering agency. We act as advisers to our clients and as part of a design team, Van Rossum understands that it’s about more than translating a Design Brief into a plan.
We are interested in realising ambitions and aligning these within the available budget. That is why our work consists of directing; being the link between client, users, architects, project management and other advisers. And because we at Van Rossum have been doing this for a very long time, we are experts at organising integral solutions. In order to reach optimal results, we as structural engineers need knowledge of all aspects of construction. Only then can we construct a precise plan and produce a creative design. At Van Rossum, we call it ‘economic construction’: establishing a clear economic constructive concept from the first stages, guaranteeing the feasibility of project.
In addition to this technical component, we at Van Rossum aim for good communication which is essential in realising a project. This involves not only design team members, but also other parties involved, such as users, supervising authorities and municipalities. First and foremost of course, we’re blinkered specialists – boffins. But over the past decades, we have also learned that it is imperative to act as a catalyst in a project; to be proactive and daring. And that involves much more than proposing solutions in our own field. At Van Rossum, we know that we cannot lean back and wait. That takes a certain type of people, which is why we give our employees extra training ourselves, because a diploma alone does not make a good structural engineer. It takes practical experience, from the perspective that structural engineers are meant to realise big plans and great ambitions. We appreciate that leading position and see that it can lead to great projects that satisfy our clients.