About Kraufner

Kraufner is a structural engineering consultancy firm.

In the local market, namely within Republic of Serbia, our main focus is the design and construction of medium scale residential and commercial buildings, which we design and oversee the construction of.

Within a wider context of the international market, we offer our structural engineering consultancy services to international clients, primarily architects, engineering consulting firms and construction companies.

Thus, we take on a role of a structural engineer and, as an outsourcing node to our clients, we offer a range of engineering services. Generally, these include independent third party reviews or civil/structural engineering design and design management of specific segments that fit within a larger scale project.

The key advantage of our firm, besides our competitiveness, is the experience of our managing engineers, which – as an overview – includes the following projects:

  • Buildings by Daman (Dubai, UAE).
  • Charles River Bridge (Boston, USA).
  • Hameni Towers (Dubai, UAE).
  • Wadi Hanifah Bridge (Riyadh, KSA).
  • Visitors Reception Centre (Atturaif, KSA).
  • Ascot Racecourse Underpasses (Ascot, UK).
  • Arsenal Football Stadium Bridges (London, UK).
  • Baku International Airport (Baku, Azerbaijan).
  • Canary Wharf Cofferdams (London, UK).
  • River Nore & River Bregagh River Walls (Ireland).
  • Pearl City Highway Bridges (Al Khiran, Kuwait).

We’re proud to say that our key engineers worked on those projects, either whilst directly employed by the established and world recognised engineering firms, or in the capacity of an external structural engineering consultant.

Analysis and design of tower slabs. Jumeirah Circle, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Finite element analysis of a reinforced concrete footbridge. Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

We can and do get involved with projects outsourced to us during any of the design stages, be it during concept development, scheme design or at the detailed design and construction documentation phase.

Although we love the conceptual design, we recognise that the most value to our international partners we bring during the scheme and detailed design stages. During the concept, our clients steer the design in their preferred direction; we do all the legwork. It’s efficient in many a respect and it works for everyone, even the accountant.

Our key people

Managing Director
Atif Abu-Samra, MEng CEng MIStructE

Atif is a graduate from the University College London, UK, with a masters degree in civil engineering. His experience is varied, ranging from maritime engineering, bridge engineering and structural engineering of high rise towers.

During his years, Atif worked for a number of high profile engineering consultancies and main contractors, including Mott MacDonald Ltd., Buro Happold Consulting Engineers, Sir Robert McAlpine and Tony Gee & Partners. The projects he worked on are spread across the globe, from the Americas to the far East.

Atif is registered as a Chartered Engineer with Engineering Council in the UK and is a Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers, UK.

We have unified all our skill and knowledge and streamlined it into Kraufner.
Go ahead, give us a try!