News from the association and about members

  • 15th Symposium

    published: Redaktion Baustatik-Baupraxis, Thu, 29 Jun 2023

    At the Hamburg University of Technology

    The 15th Symposium on Structural Analysis - Building Practice will take place on 4 and 5 March 2024 on the campus of Hamburg University of Technology in Building H, Am Schwarzenberg-Campus 5, 21073 Hamburg.

    The conference is organised by the Institute of Structural Analysis at TU Hamburg, the Chair of Design and Analysis of Structures at HafenCity University Hamburg and the Chair of Statics and Dynamics at Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg.

    Information on the event and registration can be found here:

  • Research colloquium 2021 in 2022

    published: Redaktion Baustatik-Baupraxis, Fri, 14 Oct 2022

    After more than 2 years of the corona pandemic and a postponement of 1 year, the research colloquium on structural analysis and construction practice was successfully held in 2022.

     In 31 presentations, young scientists from the field of structural analysis presented their innovative and future-oriented research approaches in a broad field ranging from biomechanics to classical civil engineering topics and artificial intelligence. In addition to current research topics, there was also a lively exchange of experiences with digital teaching.

    For the first time this year, the "Best Presentation Award" was presented to the speakers. As all the presentations were of a very high scientific standard, it was not easy to select the three best presentations. Nevertheless, three winners emerged.

    These are:

    1. Simon Loske (Institute of Structural Mechanics, Statics and Dynamics at TU Dortmund University)
    2. Lukas Panther (Institute of Structural Analysis at KIT)
    3. Tamara Prokosch (Institute of Structural Analysis and Structural Dynamics at the University of Stuttgart)

  • Generalist - or Specialist?

    published: Redaktion Baustatik-Baupraxis, Tue, 12 Jul 2022

    The debate as to whether civil engineers should be trained as generalists or as specialists was already being held in the last century.

     At that time, however, the discussion in this regard was rather hypothetical or forward-looking, as the civil engineering degree programmes almost without exception followed the principle of training generalists.
    This discussion became more concrete at the beginning of this millennium when, as a result of the Bologna Process, the range of degree programmes on offer changed.

    In order to understand this change, but also the fundamental ideas behind this discussion, it is first necessary to look back.

  • Baustatik-Baupraxis Research colloquium

    published: Redaktion Baustatik-Baupraxis, Thu, 21 Apr 2022

    As part of the Baustatik–Baupraxis Research Colloquium, young employees of the member institutes of the Research Association for Structural Analysis and Construction Practice are given the opportunity to present interim results of their dissertation and discuss them with their colleagues and professors.

    All institutes are cordially invited to submit proposals for presentations, each with a two-page abstract. There is also the opportunity to present work in the form of poster presentations.

    The research colloquium will take place from 27 - 30 September 2022 at Steinfeld Monastery.

    Information on the event and registration can be found at:

    We look forward to your participation.
    The organisation team Structural Analysis - Building Practice Research Colloquium

  • Specialised didactic notes

    published: Redaktion Baustatik-Baupraxis, Wed, 20 Feb 2019

     The engineering sciences are categorised as exact sciences. This is associated with the need to use precise language and precise specialised didactics. If you look at technical essays, textbooks, standards or expertises, you sometimes get the feeling that the (technical) language is more of a Babylonian confusion of languages. The following report uses examples to show that standardised and precise technical didactics promotes understanding, comprehension, learning and unambiguous communication.