Consultant TY Lin International has announced that it has acquired a majority interest in Spanish structural engineering firm Ideam. The company, which is based in Madrid, specialises in the design and construction of major bridges and complex structures and also operates in the Latin American and Middle East markets.  

Since being founded in 1938, Ideam has overseen the design, construction, and management of a wide range of infrastructure projects, including major and complex bridges (vehicular and pedestrian), roadways, conventional and high-speed rail systems, and facilities such as stadia and high-rise buildings. The company also provides services for the inspection, analysis, maintenance, and rehabilitation of existing structures.