Structural design

By structural design we mean advising, designing, calculating, and drawing constructive parts for the food industry. These may include new construction projects (greenfield) or redevelopment and expansion projects (brownfield). Uticon specialises in steel and concrete constructions, for both small and large construction projects. We take care of the engineering for the entire process, from idea to handover. However, engineering only part of the constructive engineering scope is also possible. Our engineers can complete full designs, to do so they make use of professional calculation software and a 3D drawing package.

We are experts in:

  • Steel structures
  • Concrete structures
  • Structural activities

Steel and concrete structures

Our engineers have extensive experience in the design of steel and concrete structures. Steel structures can include buildings, platforms, pipe bridges, roofs, and staircase towers. For concrete structures on buildings, tank foundations, silo foundations and receptacle basins. Within the multidisciplinary team, which is set up specifically for a client, the design is coordinated between disciplines such as engineering, building-related installations, and process installations. Together they come to an integrated design. Due to our extensive knowledge and experience in the food industry, Uticon is familiar with the hygienic design and detailing of structures.

Additional structural activities

Uticon takes care of the structural supervision, we apply for the structural- and/or environmental permits and take care of the tendering process. When designing and developing the structure, we not only look at the structures of the specified loads, but also at the practicality, the hygienic design, the durability, the maintainability, and the future flexibility. In addition to designing structures, Uticon specialises in qualitatively assessing existing structures, developing plans for revitalisation (refurbishing) existing structures and giving second opinions on plans of other structural designing agencies.

Projects where expertise has been applied.

Realization of new production facility in Europe

Sun Noodle

Expansion of an existing factory


New production location substrate and potting soil

Jiffy International

Future-proof new building and quality plan


Newly built Darling office

Darling Ingredients

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