DESIGN LIVING ENVIRONMENTS
On 24th May, Krebs und Kiefer Karlsruhe celebrated its 25th anniversary together with clients, business partners and friends. After a welcoming speeches by Dr.-Ing. Hans-Gerd Lindlar, chairman of the management board of Krebs und Kiefer & Partner GbR, and by Dipl.-Ing. Rainer Wulle, president of the Baden-Württemberg chamber of engineers, the jubilee certificate was presented by Mr. Gerd Stracke, vice-president of the Karlsruhe chamber of commerce.
During the subsequent celebratory colloquium, Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Uwe Konrath, Managing Director of Karlsruher Schieneninfrastruktur-Gesellschaft (KASIG) described the „UStrab Karlsruhe“ project. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Udo Peil of Braunschweig University gave a talk on current developments in the area of bridge monitoring.
Dipl.-Ing. Claus Kunz, head of construction at the German Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute, then reported on the repairs to the lock on the Rhine at Iffezheim. The final visually impressive presentation was a report by Dipl.-Ing. Architekt Jürgen Engel, Managing Director of KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten, and Dr.-Ing. Jan Akkermann, Managing Partner of Krebs und Kiefer Karlsruhe, on the mega-project to build the new Great Mosque of Algiers.
The event ended with a convivial gathering that gave all the guests the opportunity to share interesting conversations, happy reunions and the general celebrations.
The roots of Krebs und Kiefer Karlsruhe go back to the planning and construction of the new high-speed railway line between Mannheim and Stuttgart. In response to the wish of the client, the Bundesbahn-Direktion Karlsruhe, for greater proximity to the project, the engineering consultancy opened in Karlstraße in 1987. The Forst railway tunnel, the bridges on the major B3 road near Bruchsal, the Bruchsal connecting curve and the Neuenburg tunnel are just a few of the numerous civil engineering structures that Krebs und Kiefer planned, checked or monitored during construction.
These were followed by many structures on the improved Karlsruhe – Basel line, and following the reunification of Germany, by the planning of traffic projects in the German unity program. The team of engineers in Karlsruhe grew steadily; in addition to its main focus on planning and construction monitoring for railway infrastructure, departments for building construction and civil engineering were established.
Today, Krebs und Kiefer has over 60 staff in Karlsruhe who are active in all areas of civil engineering. Local projects in the Karlsruhe area in which Krebs und Kiefer is involved include the construction of Friedrich-List-Schule, the „Ettlinger Tor“ shopping center, new buildings for Volksbank and L-Bank as well as the expansion of the University of Music. Projects of national importance include the Commerzbankarena in Frankfurt, BayArena in Leverkusen and World Conference Center in Bonn.
Outstanding international projects in recent years have included the planning of the world’s largest ship lift at the Three Gorges Dam in China, of the world’s third largest mosque in Algiers and of the new national stadium in Bucharest.
Krebs und Kiefer Karlsruhe’s construction management team is currently involved in the realization of the Stuttgart 21 project in a variety of roles, as well as in construction supervision for the “Kombilösung” project in Karlsruhe. The Karlsruhe office has access to the experience and potential of over 300 Krebs und Kiefer staff at offices throughout Germany.
Article: akk / 25.05.12 Pictures (8): Krebs und Kiefer
Mr. Gerd Strack presents the 25-year jubilee certificate
Welcoming speech by Dr.-Ing. Hans-Gerd Lindlar
Speech by Dipl.-Ing. Rainer Wulle, president of the Baden-Württemberg chamber of engineers
Talk by Prof. Dr-Ing. Udo Peil of the institute for steel construction at Braunschweig University
Dipl.-Ing. Architekt Jürgen Engel presents the mosque project
Prof. Stroetmann (KuK Dres-den), Prof. Constantinescu (KuK Karlsruhe), Prof. Ernst (KuK Darmstadt) from left to right
Musical accompaniment by "Stielbruch Brass"
Krebs und Kiefer is one of Germany’s leading civil engineering consultancies. Since 1950 we have planned, managed, monitored and checked for clients in the public sector, for private investors and for architects both in Germany and abroad. We offer services in areas ranging from major engineering structures to traffic facilities and from building construction to industrial plants. With well over 300 employees, we are present at 12 locations in Germany: Berlin, Bitterfeld, Darmstadt, Dresden, Erfurt, Freiburg, Großostheim (northern Bavaria), Hamburg, Karlsruhe, Leipzig, Mainz and Würzburg. For further information on Krebs und Kiefer, please visit our website www.kuk.de.