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design & construction – Engineering and consultancy firm

Design & Construction is a professional engineering consultancy firm, providing architecture, interior design, structural and construction management services for all aspects of buildings, with its head office in Athens, Greece.

D&c ’s team includes a multi-disciplinary group of experienced engineers, designers and technical staff, whose diverse skills provide innovative solutions that drive our clients’ mission and business to new levels.

Our mission is to improve the built environment through creative and adaptive planning, design and construction solutions that respond to our client’s culture, business and community.

With respect,

Trampeli Matina

MSc Civil Engineer NTUA

Magkos Nikos

Electrical Engineer

Latest Posts
26 Sep 2016

World’s Longest Railway Tunnel now open

The world’s largest railway tunnel, the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland, was blessed on June in a ceremony attended by an inter-faith group of religious leaders. A Catholic priest, a pastor, a rabbi and an imam were present at the ceremony. The completion of[…..]

Latest Posts
25 Sep 2016

Can we beat mother nature at materials design?

In nature, wood, shells, and other structural materials are lightweight, strong, and tough. Significantly, these materials are made at the ambient temperature in the local environment — not at the high temperatures at which human-made structural materials are generally processed. Similar materials are difficult[…..]

Latest Posts
24 Sep 2016

Nothing, and something, give concrete strength, toughness

What does one need to strengthen or toughen concrete? A lot of nothing. Or something.  The “nothing” is in the form of microscopic voids and the “something” consists of particular particles embedded in the most common construction material on Earth. Rice University materials scientist[…..]

Latest Posts
23 Sep 2016

Structural, regulatory and human error were factors in Washington highway bridge collapse

When an important bridge collapsed on Interstate 5 near Mount Vernon, Washington, in 2013, questions were raised about how such a catastrophic failure could occur. A new analysis by a team of civil engineering faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign outlines the[…..]

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22 Sep 2016

Cleaning concrete contaminated with chemicals

In March 1995, members of a Japanese cult released the deadly nerve agent sarin into the Tokyo subway system, killing a dozen people and injuring a thousand more. This leads to the question: What if a U.S. transportation hub was contaminated with a chemical[…..]