In February and March, our expert Christoph Junghans introduced instructors and two second-year apprentices to new processes and technologies in door construction. They discussed and practiced every step of door construction from shop drawing to on-site fitting and mounting. During the two-part seminar at the vocational school Școala Profesională nr. 4, mun. in the capital city of Chișinău, they manufactured several wooden doors for installation at our project site, the vocational school Școala Profesională Hîncești in Moldova.
These workshops are an integral part of our project to modernize carpenter training in the Republic of Moldova. The workshop refurbishment and equipment modernization projects in Chișinău are making great strides. The floor of the spray room at the Școala Profesională nr. 4, mun. has been tiled and a total of three large, stationary machines were purchased at the end of 2019. Additional machines, funded by the Eberhard-Schöck-Stiftung, are to be added over the course of the year. We are currently deliberating the installation of wooden flooring in some of the workshop rooms.
Prizes and Awards
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.
Winter School of Urban Studies in Lutsk, Ukraine
3 February, 2020:
This weekend marked the end of the Winter School for Urban Studies at the Lutsk National Technical University. Over the course of one week, 35 students and ten volunteers from 13 universities throughout Ukraine worked together to draft an integrated urban development concept for the town of Lutzk and its historical center under the guidance of ten specialist lecturers from Ukraine and Germany.
At the end of the week, the prospective architects, urban planners and engineers presented their ideas on urban development, infrastructure improvement and traffic planning, which were met with great interest on behalf of the city administration.
Our subsidiary foundation, the Stiftung zur Förderung des Bauwesens (SFB; Foundation for the promotion of building and construction) in Kiev, regularly organizes summer and winter school programs for urban studies at various locations throughout Ukraine such as the universities of Kiev, Kharkov and Rovno.