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Buildings and Urban Areas

Our cities and buildings are constantly changing as they adapt to the demands – and opportunities – of urbanisation, digitalisation and climate change. We are passionate about creating healthy spaces for people to live, work and play with creative and innovative built environment consultancy.

Our built environment engineers and buildings consultants are committed to delivering excellence through design. We are recognised globally for our ingenuity, creativity and dedication, meeting the needs of our clients across all sectors. We are proud of our expertise. We celebrate engineering excellence and we champion clear, collaborative communication. Our services are market-leading and our clients recognise us as their most reliable and committed partner.

Our approach to built environment consultancy

Climate change increases the risk of extreme weather. Over recent years, several European countries have been battered by heatwaves, forest fires and severe rainfall. Despite this, three-quarters of European cities have no action plan for managing climate change, according to the Urban Insight report “Planning for Climate Adaptation” released by Sweco. As such, we’re seeing an increasing appetite for our muti-disciplinary expertise in urban planning, structural engineering, digitalisation and circularity.

Data-driven approach

Sweco’s built environment consultants use digital tools in their complex calculations and visualisations of climate-related risks and costs for new construction projects as well as existing buildings. With our self-developed carbon cost management service, we can manage climate and cost as equivalent parameters in construction and infrastructure projects. Our approach often reduces material and energy consumption, producing direct climate benefits and reducing costs.

We’ve also launched a dedicated Digital Studio for built environment projects, covering Smart Buildings Consultancy, information Management, Visualisation and overall strategy development.

Sustainable design

Sweco’s engineers design buildings and city districts that are aesthetically pleasing and permeated throughout with sustainability. Using meticulous lifecycle analyses and sustainable design – with a proven track record in BREEAM consultancy – we break through linear thinking processes and apply circular material flows with regard to the way construction materials are produced, recycled and re-used in construction as well as renovation and demolition.

Because we work with clients throughout the world, we are able to draw unique insights and share these across the company to the benefit of our clients. Our global knowledge bank, combined with local presence and proximity to clients, is a key to success.

NEW: Smart Buildings Consultancy

Smart Building Consultancy is a catalyst that enable the design of smart digital infrastructure solutions and create buildings of the future that are resilient, hyper efficient, sustainable and people centric. We capture the client inspiration and vision, and accordingly create a digital infrastructure that meets their needs, requirements and budget.


Circular use of materials in infrastructure: the road to a decarbonised future


Circular City Transformation: 5 pathways and 15 actions towards circular urban environments


Building the future through circular data: tools for mining the ‘green gold’

Together with our clients and the collective knowledge of our engineers, consultants and other specialists, we co-create solutions to address urbanisation, capture the power of digitalisation, and make our societies more sustainable.​ With international multi-disciplinary teams, we can call on the right insight and technical capability at the right time from across Buildings, Infrastructure, Advisory & Planning and Compliance.​