Ramboll. Carl Brookes.

Carl Brookes

Team Director, Engineering Simulation

T: +44 23 8081 7500

““Use Engineering Analysis and Simulation to verify your ideas, extend your ambition, and allowing you to challenge the conventional””

Carl Brookes is Team Director leading Ramboll’s Advanced Engineering and Geomatics Unit in Southampton. Carl originally joined Gifford (now part of Ramboll) in 1984 becoming Associate in 1999, Technical Director in 2002, and Team Director in 2012.

Specializing in Engineering Analysis using numerical methods particularly those based on Finite Element techniques, Carl regularly lectures and talks on the subjects of advanced engineering, simulation and geomatics at various institution and seminar events.

During his 30 years’ experience in the analysis of Civil, Building and Industrial structures, Carl has been responsible for a wide range of advanced analytical projects and has the ability to work with many disciplines at an advanced level.

He is expert in performance based design and assessment with considerable experience in: construction analysis of bridges and tall buildings; non-linear simulation of concrete and masonry; special structural assessment and testing; analysis of historic structures; dynamic analysis of structures (vibration, earthquake, collision, blast); structural monitoring.

Carl is also responsible for numerical studies and investigations requiring the use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) which have including air quality and fire studies, micro-climate assessments, and building environment simulations.

Research and development work includes: the application of Magnesium Oxide cement composite boards; laser aided modelling (LAM); investigation of masonry serviceability; the development of a new floor vibration assessment technique; and the use of CFD to support the structural design process. Earlier work on masonry arch bridges earned his team a Queen's Award for Enterprise and Innovation.

Carl is a member of the NAFEMS UK Steering Group, NAFEMS Computational Structural Mechanics working group and has worked on the ICE Proceedings Engineering and Computational Mechanics editorial panel as the inaugural deputy chair.

Recent projects

Pulkovo Airport

Work began on Pulkovo Airport in March 2008 to deliver Grimshaw’s winning architectural concept, whilst keeping the existing Pulkovo Airport fully functioning. As the lead design consultant, Ramboll helped to create a world leading airport terminal conforming to international best practice, in parallel with restrictive Russian standards.


Black Sea Hotel and residences

A Soviet-era tower block has been demolished to make way for a 23-storey five-star hotel and 14-storey apartment building linked by a two-storey podium in the historic port city of Batumi on the Black Sea coast of Georgia. We are providing a one-stop design and project management service for this fast-track development. Architect RTKL is acting as a sub-consultant to Ramboll.

The design is contemporary but influenced by traditional Georgia. Features include an old-town style boulevard of two-storey shops and restaurants that runs along the seafront and through the new complex. Lawns and gardens cover the top of the podium to create an energy efficient green roof. Solar panels have also been installed on the podium and on the roof.

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