Young precast concrete experts presented with awards
19 February, 2020:
Yesterday, Berthold Vigh (AL-Franken-Fertigteil GmbH, Ellingen-Stopfenheim), Niklas Goedeke (Rinn Beton- und Naturstein GmbH & Co. KG, Heuchelheim) and Julian Heimbach (Aicheler + Braun GmbH, Tuebingen) were the recipients of the young talents’ award for precast concrete (Nachwuchspreis Betonbauteile) during the 64th BetonTage in Ulm, Germany. This is an award we and our partners at the Berufsförderungswerk für die Beton- und Fertigteilhersteller e.V. (a vocational development organization for the concrete and precast parts manufacturing industry) present to apprentices in the precast concrete and concrete building block industry for exceptional final exams.
The award includes an invitation for the recipients to tour the facilities at Schöck Bauteile GmbH in Baden-Baden and at precast concrete manufacturer Albert Regenold GmbH in Buehl, Germany, as well as the opportunity to participate in a study trip to Italy hosted by the vocational development organization.
Prizes and Awards
Schöck Award for Innovation in Building and Construction 2020
18 February, 2020:
Ines Tenbieg (RWTH Aachen), Nora Susanne Bies (TU Kaiserslautern), Christian Dommes (RWTH Aachen) and Jakob Boretzki (Karlsruhe Institute for Technology – KIT) are this year’s recipients of the Schöck Award for Innovation in Building and Construction. The award for pioneering research in solid construction, which is endowed with 2,500 Euro, was presented at a festive ceremony on the eve of the Ulmer BetonTage, a precast industry summit.
Since the year 2000, the Eberhard Schöck Foundation, supported by Schöck Bauteile GmbH, has recognized exceptional master’s theses in the field of civil engineering with this award.
Social Projects, Vocational Training
Agreement to support the charitable organization WERKstattSchule signed
11 February, 2020:
With its project “LÄUFT?!”, WERKstattSCHULE e.V. – a charitable organization based in Heidelberg, Germany -, supports young people who have left school without graduating, are sometimes homeless and may have a criminal record in navigating the transition from school to work life. Through craft and artistic activities, youths between the ages of 15 and 25 are taught and allowed to experience their personal skills and potential. They experience structuring their days, commitment and personal responsibility with the aim of being reintegrated into societal structures (e.g. graduating school, internship, apprenticeship, reliable living arrangements, etc.). Through the joint development of products that can be manufactured and sold under the professional guidance of the WERKstattSCHULE team, these youths will have the opportunity of experiencing the labor market and testing their skills under realistic conditions in cooperation with craft enterprises.
The Eberhard Schöck Foundation is supporting this project for an initial period of one year. An agreement to this effect was signed today between Peter Möller, Managing Director of the Eberhard Schöck Foundation, and Hendrikje Lorenz, Managing Director of WERKstattSCHULE e.V. Heidelberg.
Prizes and Awards
Kulturpreis Deutsche Sprache (German Language Culture Awards): Recipients include grammar researchers, musicians and journalists
19 October, 2019:
In Kassel, Germany, Grammar professor Peter Eisenberg was awarded the Jacob Grimm Award for his research on the German language. The laudatio was given by the co-publisher of the renowned Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) newspaper, Jürgen Kaube. “Peter Eisenbergs work inspires us to reflect on the German language”, said Mr. Kaube, adding that Professor Eisenberg also stood for a careful handling of the German language. The Initiative Award was presented to the band Tonbandgerät for their ability to convey the joy of the German language to young people in Germany and abroad with their music and their German lyrics. Eberhard Schöck’s granddaughter Amelie Arndt delivered the laudatio. The Institutions Award went to the German-language newspaper Kaukasische Post. As the only German-language newspaper in the Caucasus region, it serves as an “asset for German foreign relations”, explained jury representative Helmut Glück. Holger Klatte, CEO of the Verein Deutsche Sprache (VDS), presented the laudatio.
The stonemasons from Lviv in Western Ukraine have returned home. What they have left behind is their work: Plates for the stair stringers in the newly installed linden-tree-lined boulevard of the historic terrace garden in Kirchheimboladen and steles for the signs in front of the linden trees – all manufactured manually using traditional methods. The three weeks of their stay were filled with workshop activities, an excellent cultural program and encounters with their German peers at the Meisterschule für Handwerker in Kaiserslautern. Back in Lviv, they will return to their studies at the Ivan Trusch College. Ukraine, it is important to note, does not have an apprenticeship training program for stonemasons. Instead, the training is part of the degree program for sculptors. In the Palatinate region of Germany, the pieces they created will now be installed and the need for additional work will be assessed. Next fall, the next phase of this unique partnership with thornconcept and the Stonemasonry Department of the Meisterschule für Handwerker in Kaiserslautern, Germany will be launched. Coverage of the project by the German SWR broadcast station is available here (in German).