Bringing rigorous, reliable solutions to complex infrastructure projects
The Millau Viaduct, Saint-Nazaire Bridge and the East-European high-speed line in France, the Grand Ravine Bridge in Réunion, the Channel Tunnel between France and the U.K., and the Moscow-Saint Petersburg motorway: these are just some of the prestigious projects our teams have worked on.
For more than 60 years, setec group has developed the skills to meet project design needs, covering geotechnology, structures, materials, diagnostics, hydraulics, safety, traffic studies, technical and contractual management, and more.
We are also one of the rare agencies whose engineers design their own calculation software (Pythagore, TALREN, etc.) to adapt to specific projects. Internal development is a real strength for our clients and tangible proof of our capacity for innovation
Bridges and viaducts, underground infrastructure, roads, ports and waterways… A multi-expertise approach to the widest range of projects
setec carries out comprehensive studies and manages work on major bridge and viaduct projects (e.g. the Millau Viaduct, the Sioule Viaduct and the Grande Ravine Bridge), linear infrastructure (roads, motorways and railways, numerous road and rail tunnels) and more.
The group’s experts work alongside specialists in every discipline (geotechnology, hydraulics, structure, materials, environment, security, traffic management equipment, etc.), from the design to the construction phases.
As a result, the group has also earned a strong reputation in historic structures, carrying out diagnostics and repairs as necessary (e.g. the Grand Palais, Aquitaine Bridge, Saint-Nazaire Bridge, etc.).
Our teams work on the different upstream phases (design, site integration and fit with the expected traffic), and then launch calls for tender, manage contracts, coordinate suppliers and plan the work. They study traffic, tolls and finance for road and rail projects.
The same teams, joined by rail specialists, carry out studies and monitor work on major sections of new rail lines.
Comprehensive design support with Building Information Modeling (BIM) for infrastructure
setec now integrates Building Information Modeling (BIM) into road and rail projects.
At the cutting edge of this approach, setec’s modeling of the A36-RN1019 intersection at Sevenans enabled the company to carry out the project studies while meeting the client’s request for a fully integrated process.
The aim was to introduce BIM at the design phase and extend it to the implementation phase, submitting a model of the completed project to the owner.
This innovative technological approach facilitated team collaboration.