Knippers Helbig Advanced Engineering is a nationally and internationally consulting engineering practice with a multidisciplinary team of civil and structural engineers, architects and façade engineers. The company offers a comprehensive range of services for structural engineering, façade design and geometric consulting for architecturally challenging building and bridge projects.
Knippers Helbig was founded in 2001 by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jan Knippers and Dipl.-Ing. Thorsten Helbig and is run by Dipl.-Ing. Thorsten Helbig and Dipl.-Ing. Boris Peter. In addition to the main office in Stuttgart, the company has branch offices in New York City and Berlin as well as project offices in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. and Shenzhen, China. Since its foundation, Knippers Helbig has built up a reputation for highly sophisticate consulting services in some of the most demanding areas of façade design and structural engineering. It has participated in numerous projects together with signature architects and blue-chip clients in Germany, the U.S., Canada, Mexico, China, the Middle East and South America. The portfolio encompasses a wide spectrum of small to very large buildings for various purposes, such as schools and kindergartens, museums, airports, office buildings and shopping malls as well as art installations and bridges.
Knippers Helbig uses both tried and proven technologies as well as new engineering solutions, pushing the boundaries of conventional materials such as steel, concrete, glass and timber while also using new materials such as membranes, glass-fibre reinforced plastics and ultra-high-strength concretes to create innovative, integrated and sustainable engineering solutions.
Knippers Helbig uses process-oriented computational methods in the project development process, linking all design components to database-driven engineering tools such as Building Information Modelling (BIM). By using parametric and generic design components, a powerful and time-saving data management system has been developed, particularly beneficial for the design of sculptured steel & glass roof and façade structures. Knippers Helbig is an integral part of the production and assembly process in many projects, preparing framework and reinforcement drawings for concrete structures as well as workshop drawings and calculations for steel & glass structures and façades.
Knippers Helbig works closely with clients, with regionally and internationally renowned architects, research institutes and clients in the building construction industry.