Dr. Sauer & Partners is an independent consultancy, providing the full range of design and construction management services for tunnels, shafts and caverns. The company delivers innovative, cost-effective and environmentally-aware designs, and is passionate about solving the engineering puzzle.
With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Sauer & Partners has worked on in excess of 250 projects across Europe, Asia, and North and South America. In the past three decades, the company has delivered solutions to some of the world’s most challenging tunnelling projects for Metro, Highway, Water, Rail and Mining.
In 1979, Dr. Gerhard Sauer established the 'Büro Dr. Sauer' in Salzburg, and started to develop value engineering designs based on the high cost-effectiveness of NATM (New Austrian Tunnelling Method) compared to conventional construction methods.
In 1984, after several productive years in Austria, Germany and other European countries he expanded operations by opening new offices in Washington, DC and London.
The team in Washington was one of the first Austrian consultancies to design NATM tunnels in the United States whilst the London office was formed just as NATM was starting to make its way into the United Kingdom's expanding tunnelling market.
Dr. Sauer & Partners has a passion for perfection, a dedication to quality and a commitment to innovation.
We RESPECT our clients, public responsibilities and our visionary corporate heritage. This respect underpins our approach to business and elicits the best solution.
Competency ensures QUALITY - we deliver a level of excellence that our clients and the public expect and deserve.
CO-OPERATION ensures we operate with accountability, integrity and open mindedness.
Our PASSION drives us to continuously discover better ways of solving a project’s most technical issues.
- Tunnel design and construction management specialists
- Over 30 years of experience
- Innovative Tunnel Solutions delivered around the globe, in all geologies
- Safe, cost-effective and durable underground structures
- High-quality solutions delivered with passion and respect
- Project life-cycle value