Global “Inspirations in Engineering” Competition 2013 announces the names of Jury Members

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On July 8, an international jury of engineering professionals and academics will gather for the eighth edition of the Nemetschek Structural Group’s International Engineering Contest.

The Nemetschek Structural Group announced today the names of the nine jurors that will gather to assess all contest submissions in the biennial “Inspirations in Engineering” contest. Contest entries will be judged on their originality, level of difficulty, prestige and the innovative use of software. Special consideration goes to projects illustrating the best practical application of Open BIM.

This 8th biennial competition is open to all engineering and design companies using software from the Nemetschek Structural Group, which includes any software from Nemetschek Allplan, Nemetschek Scia, Nemetschek Engineering (Precast), Frilo or Glaser. Winners and nominees will be selected in the following categories: Buildings, Civil Structures, Industrial Buildings and Plants, Industrialized Planning and Special Projects.

150 projects were submitted, of which 127 met the contest regulations. These high-quality projects have been submitted by 97 companies from 28 different countries.

About the Jury
The jury members are:

  •     Prof. Jean-Pierre Jaspart - Liège University (B)
  •     Mr. David Ball - David Ball Group plc (UK)
  •     Prof. Alena Kohoutkova - Czech Technical University of Prague (CZ)
  •     Mr. Dick Stoelhorst - BouwWise! (NL)
  •     Mr. Yves Duchene - Bureau d’étude Greisch (B)
  •     Prof. Jens Kina - KINA Ingenieursleistungen im Bauwesen (D)
  •     Prof. Willy Patrick De Wilde - Vrije Universiteit Brussel (B)
  •     Mr. Diter Braet - Victor Buyck Steel Construction (F)
  •     Mr. Gilbert Vanden Borre - Stabiton bvba (B)

The independent multinational jury will deliberate and select the nominees and winning entries in each of the contest categories.

Proclamation of the contest winners
The winners and nominees of the user contest will be announced globally to press and media outlets in the beginning of September. At that same time, we will also publish our Inspirations in Engineering book, in which each project will be covered on a colorful, two-page spread. More than 5,000 hardcover editions of this book will be distributed free of charge. In addition, each winner will be awarded a 1,500 € (USD$1,955) cash prize.

Dr. Ir. Jean-Pierre Rammant, CEO of Nemetschek Scia and President of the Nemetschek Structural Group, explains, “From the early round submissions, this year’s contest promises to showcase unique projects, illustrating outstanding achievements and innovative works from the world’s top engineering and construction professionals. We are proud of our contribution to the engineering community.”

More information
More practical information and complete contest rules can be found in Nemetschek’s Inspirations in Engineering Contest 2013 website:

About the Nemetschek Structural Group
The Nemetschek Structural Group is a world premier developer and vendor of structural engineering software that covers the entire design process from design, through fabrication, to final construction.

The Nemetschek Structural Group is part of the Nemetschek Group, a leading global software provider for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction market (AEC). Headquartered in Munich, Germany, it serves more than 300,000 customers in 142 countries worldwide. Nemetschek was founded in 1963 by Prof. Georg Nemetschek and the group focuses on innovations such as Open BIM for the AEC market of tomorrow.

Contact details

Nemetschek Scia
Attn. Mr. Francis Vanderbruggen
Industrieweg 1007
3540 Herk-de-Stad (Belgium)

Tel.: (+32) 013 55.17.75
Fax: (+32) 013 55.41.75

Email:             f.vanderbruggen(at)scia-online(dot)com
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