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Prizes and Awards

Deutscher Hochschulbaupreis (German University Construction Award) 2018

19 April, 2018:

The German University Construction Award is presented every two years by the University Foundation with the Eberhard-Schöck-Stiftung providing the prize money. This year, the first prize went to Zeppelin University, a private university in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Luebeck University and Stuttgart Media University were runners-up. The Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning is the patron of this award.

For details about awards and recipients (in German), click here.

Film (in German) about the winner of the first prize.

 
Multiplication, Vocational Training

Polish vocational school principals visit our partner school in Kiev, Ukraine

23 March, 2018:

The Higher Vocational School for Building and Design in Kiev, Ukraine, our partner in the model project to modernize painter training, is making good use of the newly equipped workshops and their new knowledge to further international collaboration. During a project-related visit by board member Peter Moeller, vocational school principals from Warsaw, Poland and the surrounding areas were also visiting the foundation’s partner school. They participated in a class on ornamental plaster techniques meant to prepare students for a Ukrainian-Polish school exchange program. The Polish visitors were deeply impressed with the school’s state-of-the-art facilities and the skills of the Ukrainian teachers, students and master craftsmen. In the future, they plan to send Polish students to Kiev for select practical courses. This will allow our partner school to generate revenue that can then be reinvested in additional training opportunities.

 
Preise und Auszeichnungen, Preise und Auszeichnungen

Award Presentation in Ulm, Germany

7 March, 2018:

In addition to the Schöck Award for Innovation in Building and Construction (Schöck-Bau-Innovationspreis), which was presented on February 19 (see this video with this year’s award recipients), Ulm also hosted the presentation of the award for up-and-coming precast concrete parts makers (Nachwuchspreis Betonbauteile). This award was created in 2017 and is presented to the best junior talents that have completed their apprenticeships in conjunction with the Berufsförderungswerk für die Beton- und Fertigteilhersteller e.V. (BBF).

This award for the best precast concrete parts makers and process mechanics serves both a reward for their achievements and a motivation for the future.

The awards were presented to: Etienne Alder, Oliver Bieber, Sebastian Egbers, Danny Krake, Michael Thiermeyer and Carlo Thomsen. Congratulations on your achievement!

 
Exchange Projects

Russian Painter Apprentices participate in Master Painter Preparation Workshop in Germany

7 February, 2018:

Three apprentice painters from the Ural College of Technology and Entrepreneurship in Russia had the opportunity to participate in a weeklong preparation course for aspiring Master Painters through the school’s exchange partnership with the vocational painters‘ school in Lahr, Germany (Badische Malerfachschule Lahr, BAMALA. During the one-week workshop, the students were tasked with processing a project in a customer-oriented way. This meant they had to handle not only the craft aspect, but also collect the needed information and calculate a project budget. Prior to their arrival, the Russian students had researched the requirements in their home country so they could have a real-world experience.

Naturally, they were particularly proud of the practical results of their work, which involved applying a special lacquer to a small side table as well as a clothes hanger. Since BAMALA offers a wide variety of techniques and materials to choose from, the exchange students learned a great deal. In spite of the focused work and the compact nature of the training, they still found time to enjoy time off in the company of their German peers and go on a few outings.

 
Prizes and Awards

Schöck Award for Innovation in Building and Construction 2018

15 January, 2018:

Congratulations! Caecilia Karge, Dipl.-Ing., TU Dresden, Patrick Eble, M. Sc. , KIT and Henrik Matz, M. Sc., TU Braunschweig are the recipients of this year’s award for their outstanding final projects and theses. The awards will be formally presented at a ceremony on February 19, 2018 in Ulm, Germany.