Svend Ole Hansen is the founder of the SOH Wind Engineering companies. He has been a lecturer in wind engineering at the Technical University of Denmark, Syddansk University and on 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 he is the chairman of the Danish code committee on safety and actions on structures under Danish Standards.
In 2022 Svend Ole Hansen was awarded “Professor A. Ostenfeldts Guldmedalje” (Gold medal of prof. A. Ostenfeldt).
This honor was awarded by the Danish Society for Structural Science and Engineering, in recognition of Svend Ole’s significant contributions to the engineering community with particular focus on wind actions on dynamic structures.
The medal was handed over by Professor Linh Cao Hoang from the Technical University of Denmark.