SDA-engineering GmbH was founded in August 2006 by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Butenweg and Dr.-Ing. Philippe Renault after many years of collaboration at the Chair of Structural Statics and Dynamics of RWTH Aachen University. The gained experience of the partners during that time still forms the basis of the professional competence and the continuous development of the SDA-engineering GmbH. The main application areas are the execution of static and dynamic analyses in structural engineering, earthquake engineering and the development of innovative software solutions for complex structural problems.
Since 2009 SDA-engineering GmbH is quite active in the working area “Soil dynamics and Engineering Seismology”. The collaboration with the "Center for Wind and Earthquake Engineering" guarantees, that SDA-engineering GmbH is always able to apply the most recent design concepts in these application areas. Moreover, the employment of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Butenweg at FH Aachen - University of Applied Sciences enhance the expertise in plant engineering and plant component design.
The leading team of SDA-engineering GmbH was completed in 2010 by Dr.-Ing. Christoph Gellert, a well experienced senior engineer in the field of Structural Dynamics. In 2020 the engineering office El-Deib from Stolberg was taken over and the fields of activity were extended by structural design and building physics.
The team currently consists of five doctoral civil engineers, five graduate civil engineers, two draftsmen, three student research assistants and is complemented by a mathematician, responsible for software development and measurement techniques.