At Hopper, we excel in analytical and computational modeling for assessment and design. We specialize in stability and safety modelling for structures, but also tackle other issues, such as:
Depending on its location, your building may be at risk of collision with foreign objects. You might think we’re overcautious, but many constructions are exposed to such risks. For instance, vehicles accidentally exit the road and crash into buildings or bridges in urban areas. Aircraft and debris hit buildings near airports, especially in a 10 km radius. Boats bump into river banks. And debris damage houses in flooded areas.
Well-designed constructions mitigate collision damages, and also reassure investors. At Hopper, we estimate the consequences of an impact before construction, by running Applied Element Method (AEM). As a result, our buildings last longer and have lower maintenance costs.
Machinery and people are a dynamic load for the building. Their movement produces resonant structural vibrations that damage structural components. If left attended, this can have a dramatic impact, and even make a building unsafe. Because of movement, slab structures are the most exposed to vibrations.
Low-frequency vibration problems arise when a slab is excited. For instance, walking creates resonances that can exceed a slab’s acceptable vibration level. Hopper created a new advanced numerical method able to predict the dynamic loading. It determines which structural parameter most affects the dynamic response, in order to improve structural design efficiency.
From commercial to industrial properties, our specialists create and assess all structures, and use techniques based on academic research. We solve each case, with personalized solutions.