Welcome. Get to know us better
Structural Engineers
Challenge Gravi(ty) to reach higher
Welcome. Get to know us better
Structural Engineers
Challenge Gravi(ty) to reach higher

ABOUT US

         

Presentation

Gravidade is an engineering and consultancy company that provides specialized services in structural and foundation engineering. Founded in 2004, it is an independent firm with international experience in complex projects that require a high level of specialization and coordination.

We are a highly motivated and talented team of engineers. We have extensive knowledge of several types of materials and structures, and working from a cross-sector, intercultural and collaborative perspective. Our commitment to our clients is to materialize ambitious projects through high quality work, rigor and technical excellence, within the established financial and program requirements.

Our culture is based on an in-depth knowledge of material behavior and innovative thinking in order to achieve efficient, economic, and elegant structures. We do it by sharing and integrating our experiences. This alliance between knowledge and enthusiasm imprints a distinctive quality stamp on each achievement of Gravidade.

Directors

Marta Gameiro

Structural Engineer, graduated from Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon University, with a post-graduate degree from École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris. Chartered senior engineer by Ordem dos Engenheiros (Portugal).

Marta Gameiro began her professional career at J. L. Câncio Martins, Lisbon, where she participated in singular projects of bridges and buildings. In 2000, she joined RFR, in Paris, founded by Peter Rice, and worked on several remarkable lightweight structures. Later, in Lisbon, she worked at Betar Consultores on bridge design, inspection and management.

In 2004, she co-founded Gravidade in Lisbon. Since then, as Technical Director, she has coordinated and developed numerous projects, particularly complex buildings and lightweight structures. Examples of her most significant projects include the Bridge over Río Grande in Costa Rica, the new Terminal of Prat Airport in Barcelona, the Danube House in Prague, the Luanda Shopping in Angola, the Arena Pernambuco in Recife and the Arena Juventude in Rio de Janeiro.

Rui Mestre

Structural Engineer, graduated from Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon University, with a post-graduate degree from École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris. Chartered senior engineer by Ordem dos Engenheiros (Portugal).

Rui Mestre began his professional career in 1998 at JSJ in Lisbon. In 1999, he was awarded with the SECIL Civil Engineering University Prize. Beginning in 2000, in Paris, he joined Vinci Grands Projets and later PX-DAM where he was involved in the design of emblematic bridges, offshore structures and high-rise buildings. Upon his return to Lisbon, he worked with GRID’s team on the design of several remarkable bridges.

As Technical Director of Gravidade, which he co-founded in 2004, Rui has managed and developed numerous projects, particularly bridges, buildings and special structures in reinforced and prestressed concrete. Examples of his career major projects are the Viaduc de Millau, the Keong-An Bridge in South Korea, the Rovigo LNG Offshore Terminal at the Adriatic Sea, the Vanack 2 Tower in Teeran, the Bridge over the Lis River in Leiria, the Complexo Olímpico de Deodoro in Rio de Janeiro, the Resende Viaduct in Portugal and Dublin Metro stations.

Services

Gravidade has extensive experience in public and private contracts in several formats: direct procurement, public tenders, turnkey projects and public-private partnerships. The following are the services we provide:

→     Feasibility studies

→     Concept and detailed design

→     BIM project

→     Project management

→     Shop drawings for steel structures

→     Shop drawings for steel reinforcement

→     Construction stages studies

→     Alternative design studies

→     Technical consultancy

→     Construction technical assistance

→     Structures refurbishment and strengthening design

→     Audit an assess of existing structures

Expertise

We provide specialized services in structural and foundations engineering. Our team has experience with several types of materials and structures.

→   Buildings

residential | offices | retail | education | health | tourism

→   Special buildings

sports and leisure | wide span roofs

→   Transport Infrastructures

bridges | viaducts | underground structures

→   Industry

industrial buildings | equipment structures | pipe racks

→   Environment

water and wastewater treatment plants | pumping stations | tanks

→   Light structures

façades and building envelopes | tensioned structures | structural glass

International

PROJECTS

         

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