National BIM Competence Center

WTM Engineers is a partner in the digitalization of building

July 03, 2019 – WTM Engineers is a member of the planning team responsible for realizing and operating the National BIM Competence Center – the main public point of contact for questions relating to digitalization in construction. The Competence Center was commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) together with the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and the Community (BMI).

WTM Engineers is part of a highly-qualified consortium led by planen-bauen 4.0 GmbH. The Competence Center is intended to coordinate and support the accelerated use of BIM and digital business processes in the value- chain building in Germany. Missions of the Competence Center include developing and implementing a uniform standardization and open BIM strategy but also developing a strategy for the next steps after 2020 to follow on from the “Road Map for Digital Design and Construction”.

In implementing the BIM Road Map WTM Engineers will draw on the experiences gained from being part of the consortium BIM4Infra2020 and from its own BIM projects.

Press release of BMVI: https://www.bmvi.de/SharedDocs/DE/Pressemitteilungen/2019/051-scheuer-bim-kompetenzzentrum.html

Press release of planen-bauen 4.0: https://planen-bauen40.de/planen-bauen-4-0-federfuehrend-beim-nationalen-bim-kompetenzzentrum/

Image: f.l.to.r.: MD Frank Krüger (BMVI), MR Rudolf Boll (BMVI), Dr. Jan Tulke (pb40), RD Heiko Roeder (BMI), Source: planen-bauen 4.0

CBTR Civil Engineering Law Prize 2019

Prize for Dr. Karl Morgen

July 01, 2019 – The 11th Interdisciplinary CBTR Conference took place in the attractive city of Regensburg on June 28. This conference forms the setting for the presentation of the Civil Engineering Law Prize that is awarded every two years by Centrum für deutsches und internationales Baugrund- und Tiefbaurecht (Center for German and International Building Ground and Civil Engineering Law) to outstanding personalities. In his laudatio Prof. Dr. Axel Wirth, President of the CBTR praised Dr. Karl Morgen for his long-standing and extensive contributions to science, teaching and building practice.

One of the speakers in the morning lecture sessions Dr. Karl Morgen also talked about a milestone project of WTM Engineers. In his speech entitled “Europe’s Largest Camera – a Project at the Interface of Nanophysics and Special Civil Engineering” he elaborated on the planning challenges facing the European XFEL research facility in Hamburg.

For further information visit: www.cbtr.de

Day of Architecture and Engineering

Visit the CCH building site together with WTM Engineers

June 11, 2019 – CCH – Congress Center Hamburg is being revitalized and modernized. The multi-purpose center is to meet the future needs of national and international event organizers and become one of the largest convention centers in Europe. A new building will feature a spacious foyer, the reconstructed listed Großer Saal or Large Hall plus additional smaller halls that can be adapted flexibly. In future there will be additional access to the CCH via a new approach known as he “Belvedere”.

Working in collaboration with Wetzel & von Seht, WTM Engineers is responsible for the structural planning of the building construction and excavation pit, screening structures and the modernization of the underground garage.

We look forward to presenting the progress made on the CCH site on June 29/30, the Day of Architecture and Engineering. To find out more about this weekend about various aspects of architecture, visit www.tda-hamburg.de.

Visualization: © Planung Arbeitsgemeinschaft agn Leusmann with TIM HUPE Architekten, Hamburg. Visualization created by bloomimages, Hamburg.

Topping-Out Ceremony of the Springer Quarter

New Construction of a Building Complex and Refurbishment of the Listed High-Rise

June 06, 2019 – Roughly one year after the laying of the foundation stone on May 23, 2019 the topping-out wreath was raised on the Springer Quarter building site. Client the MOMENI Group and planner celebrated this milestone together with the Chief Planning Director of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg along with 800 invited guests.

The project on the former site occupied by the publisher Axel Springer includes the refurbishment and modernization of the listed 14-storey high-rise and a construction of a new modern complex. Offices, apartments, retail stores and restaurants will be realized on some 60,000 m² of gross ground area. A three-level underground garage will be housed beneath the new building. A particular challenge was presented by the complex waterproof trough that is up to 9 meters deep and is located in the immediate vicinity of the 50-meter-tall Springer high-rise.

WTM Engineers were responsible for the structural planning for the conversion and the new building and also for the building and structural planning of the excavation pit.

Visualization: © MOMENI Gruppe

Laying of the Foundation Stone for the Westfield Hamburg Überseequartier

Up, up and away

May 23, 2019 – Invitations were extended to attend the official laying of the foundation stone for this coastal site. And on May 22 under the motto “Building the Future” numerous guests celebrated the official start of construction at an event attended by Christophe Cuvillier, Group CEO of Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, Dr. Peter Tschentscher, First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Dorothee Stapelfeldt, Senator for Urban Development and Environment, and Prof. Jürgen Bruns-Berentelg, HafenCity Hamburg GmbH. In the last two years extensive work has been conducted in the depths of the roughly 60,000 m² plot. Now even from a distance it is evident that Hamburg’s largest construction project is making visible progress. A total of 14 buildings is being realized at the heart of HafenCity – a mix of retail stores, culinary offers, apartments, cruise terminal, hotel and offices.

Since 2016 WTM Engineers have been responsible for the building and structural planning of the excavation pit, the structural planning of the building constructions, andt also the building and structural planning of numerous engineering structures in the Überseequartier.

Image: moka-studio

Byen til Vandet

Pre-qualified for waterfront development in Randers, Denmark

21.03.2019 – WTM Engineers is proud to be part of one of the prequalified teams for the development plan for the “Byen til Vandet” – the “City to the Water” in Randers, Denmark. The recently-launchedcompetition addresses several challenges regarding the city’s further development. General as well as local effects of rising water levels due to global warming require solutions for low-lying areas of the city. In addition, roads and infrastructure form obstacles in the cityscape and need to be overcome. Randers municipality aims at turning those challenges into advantages to the benefit of the city's present and future residents. Developing urban areas by integrating recreational functions into the waterside location will surely form an asset to the city’s image.

A total of 18 teams with both national and international experts have applied to become part of the parallel competition. Three expert teams have passed the prequalification. WTM Engineers is part of the successful team EFFEKT with Effekt Arkitekter ApS, Cassøe Frost Borchmann ApS, Trafik Plan ApS, Konsulent "Fru Andersen", ISC Rådgivende Ingeniører A/S, and Nordicals Erhvervsmæglere Randers.

We are looking forward to developing innovative flood protection, climate adaption, and water front structures for another Danish municipality.

Image: Randers Kommune

Talk at the 27th Symposium of LIB NRW

The importance of assessment for the repair of concrete buildings

February 05, 2019 – On February 5 Ms. Illguth and Dr. Ehmann from WTM Engineers gave a talk to an audience of 340 attending the LIB NRW symposium “Concrete Maintenance Today for the Future” e.V. in Dortmund. Entitled “The importance of building assessment for successful repair planning – practical examples” the speech highlighted the special role of appropriate inspections and went on to provide specific examples that illustrated the point. Aside from the speakers from WTM Engineers five other renowned experts from the field of planning held talks at the symposium, which is held at regular intervals to provide information on current topics relating to concrete repair.

Photo: LIB NRW

Cooperation Lab for BIM Project Work Equipped

WTM Engineers starts up operations at "BIM site"

January 21, 2019 – 2019 is off to a good start: WTM Engineers has a new, fully-equipped laboratory for its collaborative work with in-house and external planners on BIM projects. With immediate effect it has up to four workplaces offering diverse options for swapping data at project level. An interactive whiteboard makes for easier communication and documentation. Thanks to the new lab WTM Engineers can expand its services in all planning areas of civil and hydraulic engineering, industrial and building construction for better interfaces at BIM projects. Moreover, everyone involved can “look inside the model” while communicating directing with one another.

Photo: WTM Engineers