Timber engineering

Sustainable, innovative, forward-looking

Brüder-Grimm-School Meerbusch (GER)

With our many years of experience and focus on sustainable construction methods, we bring individual timber construction projects to life. Our customised solutions combine aesthetics with functionality and a deep ecological awareness. Through our services, you can experience the diverse benefits and unique range that timber engineering has to offer.


What does timber engineering involve for us?

Timber engineering at pde means comprehensive support for your timber construction project from the initial idea to completion. Our expertise in building with timber positions us as your competence centre for large-volume and multi-storey timber construction. We combine industry with craftsmanship and know that careful support in the early planning phase is crucial to the success of your project. That is why we support you with a large network of timber engineering partners and provide you with expert advice on all questions relating to your construction project. You can rely on our expertise and experience to make your timber construction project a success.


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We supply these timber engineering services from a single source

We offer you a complete package in timber engineering that leaves nothing to be desired. Our services include structural design for building construction, project coordination, tender management, conceptual design, specialist advice and comprehensive expertise.


Structural design timber construction

  • Structural design and conceptualisation
  • Structural analysis and detailed planning
  • Participation in architectural competitions
  • Structural optimisation with regard to sustainability criteria

Project coordination

  • Interdisciplinary coordination of specialist planners and stakeholders
  • Coordination and optimisation of planning processes
  • Scheduling

Offer management

  • Cost estimates and variant studies
  • Preparation of bills of quantities
  • Costing
  • Conducting and (or) participating in contract award negotiations


  • Defining quality standards and their controls
  • Analysing and coordinating assembly processes and construction site logistics
  • Creating and monitoring a weather protection concept

Specialist advice

  • Supervision of planning and assembly processes and their control
  • Supervision of planning competitions
  • Finding innovative timber engineering solutions
  • Material selection and production concept

Timber Know-how

  • Network in the timber industry and timber engineering trade
  • Combination of general- and total-contractor services with timber construction expertise
  • Experience in the realisation of large-volume timber constructions

Revolution in construction: Why timber construction is our future

The construction industry is facing a turning point and timber construction is an important part of this. Wood is a renewable raw material and one of the most stable plant products in the world. Timber construction promotes sustainable building. We are working on using wood efficiently and finding circular solutions. In doing so, we like to move in the field of tension between the demands of architecture in creativity and design and the physical limits of technology and timber construction engineering. As the key to a more sustainable, more efficient and healthier building future. Timber construction stands for CO2-neutral constructions, fast assembly without loss of quality and a reduction in construction times and costs. The advantages speak for themselves.


All advantages at a glance


Advanced serial prefabrication guarantees fast and high-quality construction.


The renewable raw material makes an active contribution to climate protection and the conservation of resources.

Quality standard

Timber construction products guarantee maximum quality and safety thanks to standards such as CLT, OSB, KVH and glulam.


Wood proves its versatility as a load-bearing structure, insulating material, façade element and panel material in numerous applications.

Good technical properties

Excellent load-bearing behaviour for long-span components and predictable strengths, especially in the event of fire.

Feel-good factor

Wooden constructions create a healthy environment that can reduce sick days and increase well-being.
Our promise:

Cooperative, imaginative, efficient


says about us:

pde has been supporting us in the development of the LeopoldQuartier in timber engineering since the planning stage with its expertise, experience and know-how in the areas of integral planning, sustainability and timber construction. We would like to thank them for their professional partnership with the common goal of future-orientated and sustainable project development.

DI Daniel Vince, MBA (Project management/Timber Construction UBM Development AG)


says about us:

We would like to thank the team from the timber engineering department for their professional and cooperative partnership. A perfect bridge between a proven general contractor and an established timber construction company for the realisation of large-volume timber construction projects.

Ing. Christof Weissenseer (Managing Director Weissenseer Holz-System-Bau GmbH)


says about us:

Our partnership sets a new standard in large-scale timber construction. Schwarzatal and pde are a multifaceted co-operation of motivated people who want to make an active contribution to creating sustainable and environmentally friendly living spaces.

ARCH. DI Senka Nikolic (Authorised signatory, Head of Project Development & Technology Schwarzatal)

News & References

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LeopoldQuartier Vienna (under construction)

A modern and sustainable neighbourhood in hybrid construction: Basement and ground floor in solid construction, while the upper floors are built in timber.

All information about the LeopoldQuartier

© Patricia Bagienski

Vis á Vis Wien (under construction)

With over 100 flats, 9,500m² of floor space and 8 above-ground storeys in timber hybrid construction, this is one of the largest and tallest timber buildings in Austria.

More info about Vis-à-Vis in Vienna
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Florido Liner Wien

A pioneering project in timber construction combines the building materials timber, steel and concrete to create a successful office building with a gross floor area of 14,000m².

Wood as an example of sustainable construction

Choosing the right building materials plays a decisive role, as they influence the entire life cycle of a building.

Click here for all information

© Rubner/Adrian Hipp

Higher Federal Teaching and Research Institute Tyrol

Constructed as a timber hybrid building, the thermally high-quality building envelope, among other things, secured the klimaaktiv building certification in gold.

All information about the HBLFA Tirol

© Hinterwirth Architekten ZT

Forestry Training Centre Traunkirchen

The most modern forestry training and further education centre in Europe - in solid timber construction.

All information about the FBZ Traunkirchen
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Are you ready to make your building project sustainable and fit for the future?

Contact our specialist

Harald Hobacher

E-Mail +43 50 6260