Awards

Botlek Brücke © A-Lanes A15

2016      Winner European Steel Bridge Award

VCE received the Special Engineering Award of the ECCS for outstanding consultancy and design services for the Botlekbridge in the Netherlands.

The European Steel Bridge Awards are given by ECCS every two years to encourage the creative and outstanding use of steel in construction of bridges

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Botlekbrücke © VCE

2015      Botlek Bridge – Austrian Consulting Award

The Botlek Bridge is a lifting bridge with two moveable spans and an integral part of the A15 motorway to be extended from Vaanplein to Maasvlakte in the harbour of Rotterdam. The entire planning process, from preliminary design to realization, was carried out by VCE as general consultant.

Client: A-Lanes A15

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2014      Nomination for the 4th Vienna Engineering Prize

The Vienna Engineering Prize is awarded by the city of Vienna in collaboration with the Chamber of Architects and Engineering Consultants for Vienna, Lower Austria and Burgenland every two years. The Engineering Prize recognizes extraordinary engineering services and aims to contribute to a higher perception of the technical professions in the public. VCE was nominated for the planning and construction of the world’s biggest cable crane.

2013      Hans-Juergen Schmidt Award

Dr. Helmut Wenzel received this unique award which was created to honour and recognize persons especially from industry or government organizations for their continuing efforts and successful contributions to the field of Structural Health Monitoring and for his outstanding leadership in advancing SHM technologies in industry and government.

2012      FEMPower

Technologically innovative research projects with substantial female participation are supported by the FemPower Prize with the aim to engage women more in research and development projects, to push project management by women and thus support gender relevant research and development projects. In this connection DI Helga Allmer was placed third of the FemPower Prize 2012 by the technology agency “zit” of the city of Vienna for the project “C2T2: Characteristics of Cables with Dampers due to Time and Temperature Effects”.

Assessment of Buildings under Seismic Load

2011      Assessment of Buildings under Seismic Load

Nomination Austrian Award & Nominierung Austrian Construction Award

Practical methodologies for the assessment of buildings under seismic loads have been developed only in countries of high seismicity (i.e. Italy or Greece). Structures made from masonry have not been sufficiently approached so far. The seismic methdodology offers a solution for the service and the ultimate load condition.

IRIS – Integrated Risk management in Industrial Systems

2008      IRIS – Integrated Risk management in Industrial Systems

Austrian Champions in European Research

At present the European Industry recognised their obligation to reconsider risk and safety policies, having a more competitive industry and more risk informed and innovation accepting society in vision. Therefore the large collaborative project IRIS is proposed to identify, quantify and mitigate existing and emerging risks to create societal cost-benefits, to increase industrial safety and to reduce impact on human health and environment.

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DyGeS - Dynamic Weight Registration System

2006      DyGeS - Dynamisches Gewichtserfassungs-System

Nomination for Austrian Award for Telematics

The objective of the research activity is the registration of vehicle speed and weight in real time based on of the measurement of the dynamic characteristic of bridges. The loads are not registered by means of special weighing devices in the conventional sense but indirectly determined from the dynamic respoxnse of the structure. For the application of this method no construction measures are necessary, the traffic flow is not affected at any time. Bridges are particularly suited for the registration of traffic flows because they represent bottlenecks, for example the Danube bridges or viaducts (Europabrücke).

IMAC – Integrated Monitoring and Assessment of Cables

2004      IMAC – Integrated Monitoring and Assessment of Cables

Nomination Austrian Award

The main target of the project is to develop a non-destructive methodology to locate, assess and find damage in existing cables embedded in structures and a method that enables quality control of external cables during construction as well as a cheap and quick maintenance.

CaSCo – Consistant Semi Active System Control

2001      CaSCo – Consistant Semi Active System Control

Nomination Austrian Award

European research project for the development of an innovative method for the reduction of noise and vibrations by means of advanced materials.
The goal in this project is to use advanced materials (rheological fluids) to increase the effectiveness of damping elements, while at the same time minimise their geometric dimensions. Rheological actuators are installed at critical locations throughout structures and underneath railway tracks to eliminate vibration.

Kao Ping Hsi, Taiwan

1999      Kao Ping Hsi, Taiwan

Austrian Award for International Consulting

The Kao Ping Hsi Bridge in Taiwan is a cable-stayed bridge with a record-breaking cantilever of 330 m. The cross-section in the main span is a closed steel box girder and was designed to be able to resist extreme dynamic loads. The stay cables are located in the centre of the deck. The design of the bridge follows old Chinese principles of harmony considering modern methods and materials. In the design phase environmental aspects were considered in detail. The project represents the gate to the plain of Ping-Tung.

Floating Track Slab

1998      Floating Track Slab

Austrian Award – Nomination

Development of joint-less floating track slab. The construction method was continuously further developed and is also available today for the employment in railway switch areas.

Olympic Grand Bridge, South Korea

1989      Olympic Grand Bridge, South Korea

Austrian Award for International Consulting

The Olympic Grand Bridge was built as cable-stayed bridge with the free cantilever method, symmetrically starting from the pylon by means of a cantilever equipment developed by VCE. The stay cables are arranged fan-like in the centre of the structure and were stressed from the 88 m high pylon. The form of the pylon head symbolises the Korean imperial crown.

2016     Winner European Steel Bridge Award
2015     Botlek Bridge – Austrian Consulting Award
2014     Nomination for the 4th Vienna Engineering Prize
2013     Hans-Juergen Schmidt Award
2012     FEMPower
2011     Assessment of Buildings under Seismic Load
2008     IRIS – Integrated Risk management in Industrial Systems
2006     DyGeS - Dynamisches Gewichtserfassungs-System
2004     IMAC – Integrated Monitoring and Assessment of Cables
2001     CaSCo – Consistant Semi Active System Control
1999     Kao Ping Hsi, Taiwan
1998     Floating Track Slab
1989     Olympic Grand Bridge, South Korea