Svend Ole Hansen ApS was founded in 1988 by Svend Ole Hansen.
Svend Ole Hansen ApS took their own boundary layer wind tunnel into use in 1991. The wind tunnel has been used in a wide range of different projects, e.g., wind tunnel tests on many cable-supported bridges, determining wind loads on a wide range on onshore as well as offshore structures, wind environment investigations, and calibration of anemometers.
The wind tunnel became accredited for calibration of anemometers in 2003.
The director and founder Svend Ole Hansen has been a lecturer in wind engineering at the Technical University of Denmark, University of Southern Denmark, and at Eurocode courses in Denmark and abroad. He has been an invited speaker on many occasions, e.g., for the Scruton Lecture in 2009, at the Structural Engineers World Congress in 2007 in India and as a key note speaker at the European and African Conference on Wind Engineering, EACWE 2013. Svend Ole Hansen has written three books and a number of papers regarding different aspects of wind engineering.
Svend Ole Hansen is the chairman of the code committee revising the Eurocode on climatic action on snow loads, EN 1991-1-3, wind actions, EN 1991-1-4 and thermal actions, EN 1991-1-5. Svend Ole Hansen was also member of the Eurocode project team for wind actions converting the ENV to the EN Eurocode. Furthermore, Svend Ole Hansen is the chairman of the Danish code committee on safety and actions on structures under Danish Standards.