Nemetschek Structural Group presents winners of the “Inspirations in Engineering Award 2013”

Germany, Munich, October 02, 2013 – As a member of the Nemetschek Structural Group, Nemetschek Allplan is one of the main sponsors.

The winners of the 8th international competition “Inspirations in Engineering” have been announced by an independent international jury of nine Engineering specialists from Industry, Research and Education: First place in the “Buildings” category was won by SICA with the project “Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations” (Marseille, France). Ney & Partners came top of the “Public Structures” category with the “Vluchthaven” footbridge (Amsterdam, Netherlands). Winner of the “Industrial Buildings and Facilities” category was ARCADIS Belgium with “Aircraft Hangar with Offices” (Brussels, Belgium). In the “Special Projects” category, first place went to VISIA s.r.o. with “Roof of a Filling Station” (Matúškovo, Slovakia). The winners receive a prize of 1,500 euros.

Two special prizes were also awarded: The special Open BIM prize went to Grontmij Nederland BV with the “New Energy Institute Wuhan” (Wuhan, China). The AECOM office was awarded the prize for production and execution for the project “Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013” (London, UK).

“Our customers’ impressive entries in the competition show that Allplan Engineering and its object-oriented building model offer the ideal starting point for a BIM-oriented method of working,” says Dipl.-Ing. Christoph Lorenz, Director of Allplan Engineering at Nemetschek Allplan.

Dr. Ir. Jean-Pierre Rammant, Head of Nemetschek Structural Group: “This year’s competition broke all the records: No less than 127 projects were submitted from 28 countries by 97 engineering and construction companies. These high-quality projects reveal what excellent engineering work is possible with our technology.”

All 127 entries and the winners of the competition will be published in a 300-page book entitled “Inspirations in Engineering” and in electronic form.

You can find the online version of “Nemetschek Structural User Contest: Inspirations in Engineering 2013” at


The winners of the 8th international competition “Inspirations in Engineering”, established by Nemetschek Structural Group, have been announced: Buildings Category: SICA (Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations, Marseille), Public Structures category: Ney & Partners (Vluchthaven footbridge, Amsterdam), Industrial Buildings and Facilities category: ARCADIS (Aircraft Hangar with Offices, Brussels), Special Projects category: VISIA (Roof of a Filling Station, Matúškovo). Two special prizes were also awarded. The special “Open BIM” prize went to Grontmij Nederland BV (New Energy Institute Wuhan, China). AECOM won the prize for production and execution (Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013, London). The prize money is 1,500 euros.

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About Nemetschek Structural Group

Nemetschek Structural Group is a leading developer and provider of structural engineering software covering the entire design process, from design and production through to final construction. It is part of the Nemetschek Group, a leading software provider for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) market, with headquarters in Munich, Germany, and more than 300,000 customers in 142 countries. The group was founded in 1963 by Prof. Georg Nemetschek and focuses on innovations such as BIM for the AEC market of tomorrow.

About Nemetschek Allplan

Nemetschek Allplan, with headquarters in Munich/Germany, is one of Europe's leading BIM (Building Information Modeling) solution providers. A wholly owned subsidiary of Nemetschek AG, Nemetschek Allplan develops powerful software for architects, structural/civil engineers, contractors and facility managers. The core product Allplan provides a flexible and efficient toolset for the seamless planning of visionary architecture and innovative engineering projects. Currently available in 19 languages worldwide, Allplan covers every usage level of a BIM focused CAD system: from straightforward 2D drawings to 3D modeling including quantity take off and cost calculation. It also supports the OpenBIM initiative and the IFC standard to assure interoperability throughout the building life cycle. Further information is available at and

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