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12th-13rd May

Science Slam, 8th German Geotechnical Convention

At this year's 8th German Geotechnical Convention of URETEK Deutschland GmbH, two young civil engineers from GuD, Sigrid Wilhelm and Michelle Döbber, and a former student trainee, Björn Bodner, successfully took part in the Science Slam. The master's theses supervised by GuD were presented in an approx. 5-minute scientific lecture in combination with entertainment elements. The expert audience gained an insight into the following topics:

"Engineering statistics - How much do you trust your subsoil outcrops and transformation model?"

and

"Consolidation of organic soils - How humic substances affect cement hydration".

Many thanks to the organisers for the opportunity to be involved in the first-time implementation of a science slam in this context. We are already looking forward to the 9th German Geotechnical Convention 2023 in Hamburg!

18-20th May 2022

International Conference on Deep Foundations and Ground Improvement, TU Berlin

Parallel Session A4 "Deep Foundation Advancements 2"

Host: Dr.-Ing. Fabian Kirsch

Presentation: Dipl.-Ing.Univ. Nikolaus Schneider

Title: Alignment Control of Drilling Rods by Integrated Microchips

May 2022

buildingSMART Germany

GuD is a member of buildingSMART Deutschland, the competence network for BIM and the digitalisation of the construction and real estate industry, since May 2022.

The aim of the association is the development of an open BIM standard and the widespread use and application of the BIM methodology. The buildingSMART network comprises more than 650 members from business, research and the public sector.

With our membership, we hope to advance the digitalisation of the construction industry and the application of BIM and look forward to the active exchange of experience and information and the cooperation with the network partners.

27-28th April

VDI conference, Structural Dynamics

GuD has participated in this year’s VDI conference “Structural Dynamics” in Würzburg with 3 presentations and 6 participants. Our contributions covered the wide scope of structural dynamics applications at GuD, ranging from vibrations induced by cement mills, elastic insulation of new buildings to mass-spring-systems in railway construction. Furthermore, members of GuD contributed as co-authors to papers focussed on the structural dynamics of timber buildings, geophysical measurement methods and vibrations of wind energy turbines.

https://www.vdi-wissensforum.de/fileadmin/VDI_Wissensforum/Programme/FTP/07TA002022.pdf

We thank the organizers very much for the excellent organisation of the conference and the possibility to present our work. We look forward to participate in the next conference scheduled in 2025!

 

April 2022

Book "Ground Improvement by Deep Vibratory Methods" as Open Access

Sponsored by GuD and Keller Group plc, the book „Ground Improvement by Deep Vibratory Methods“ (2nd edition) is now available as Open Access at Taylor and Francis. 

We hope to spread the knowledge of the theoretical basics and the application of this ground improvement method and to eventually help avoiding unnecessary use of cement based materials and thereby reduce CO2-emissions.

find book here

March 2022

GuD sponsors Deutschlandstipendium

The Deutschlandstipendium 2021/2022 was sponsored by GuD. Excellent and talented students of the TU Berlin were enabled to receive funding within the framework of the scholarship programme. GuD will also be involved in the programme in 2022/2023.

February 2022

Foundation GuD Offshore Wind Polska

At the beginning of 2022, GuD Offshore Wind Polska was founded in Poland to cover the field of offshore wind energy internationally. Fabian Kirsch, Kostas Grivas and Mariusz Leszczyński will take over the management. We are looking forward to interesting projects and a lot of wind!

January 2022

Authorized Signatory: Dr. techn. Bert Schädlich

Dr. techn. Bert Schädlich was appointed to the management of GuD Geotechnik und Dynamik Consult GmbH as authorized signatory. The GuD management is looking forward to his active support!

December 2021

Around the world with GuD and BBI in (1)80 days

In times of the pandemic, a new sporting idea enabled GuD and BBI employees to exercise "not with each other but together" and do something good in the process.

Our goal was to circumnavigate the globe once in 80 days, as in Jules Verne's famous original. With the help of an app on the smartphone, everyone was able to contribute to the route in their own way. The starting signal for our circumnavigation of the globe was given on April 2, 2021. By the end of the 80 days, we had not quite completed the circumnavigation, but after 180 days we had covered an impressive 52,422 km - without any engine power at all! (For comparison: the circumference of the equator is around 40,075 kilometers).
One highlight was our 160-km Wall Trail bike tour in August, during which 17 colleagues cycled together around the former Berlin border.

For every kilometer run, biked, swum or otherwise achieved through their own physical strength, 20 cents are donated to institutions that have been particularly affected by the corona virus. We are pleased to be able to hand over the total amount of € 10,500 achieved in this way soon in shares to the Bahnhofsmission Berlin, the Junge Schlossplatztheater, the Kitzrettung Ostprignitz-Ruppin and the Tierschutzverein für Berlin. In addition, of course, in 2021 we will continue to make our annual donations to Die Arche, the Stadtmission, the Berliner Tafel, Correctiv and DiabetesDE totaling €10,000. We also continue to sponsor the BERLIN RECYCLING Volleys and the Oranienburger Handball Club.

The year is coming to a sporting close at GuD and BBI and we are looking forward to an active year in 2022.

June 2020

40 Years GuD

This year, GuD looks back proudly and gratefully on its 40th anniversary! With quality, innovation, competence and continuity, we are setting standards in environmental and geotechnical engineering as well as soil and structural dynamics, and are constantly working intensively on improving them.


We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our employees, business partners, as well as friends and colleagues from administrations, departments and universities for their constructive and pleasant cooperation!

Mai 2020

GuD donates to charity organisations

In connection with the 40th anniversary of GuD this year, a total amount of € 10,000.00 was made available for charitable institutions. The institutions were selected with the participation of the employees. The following institutions are supported by us this year: Die Arche e.V., Die Stadtmission e.V., Die Tafel e.V., diabetes.de and corrective gGmbH.

20th-21th February 2020

Messen in der Geotechnik, TU Braunschweig

Presentation: Dipl.-Ing. Univ. Nikolaus Schneider

Title: Ausführungsbegleitende Überwachung von Schlitzwandfugen mit dem Fugeninspektor

January 2020

GuD is sponsoring the E-youth team of FC Concordia Wilhelmsruh 1895 e.V

Since the 2019/2020 season, GuD has been sponsoring the E-youth team (born in 2010) of FC Concordia Wilhelmsruh 1895 e.V. (https://www.fc-concordia-wilhelmsruh.de/teams/view/15)

The team was able to secure the championship in their relay in the first round and recently the children have been enjoying the new jerseys, with which the first tournament victory could be celebrated in the hall.

 

Juni 2019

Foundation of branch office Frankfurt am Main

A branch of GuD Geotechnik und Dynamik Consult GmbH was founded in Frankfurt am Main in order to respond to the increasing demand of our customers in the Rhine/Main region. GuD is pleased to be able to offer its geotechnical and dynamic services here as well.  This office is managed by Dipl.-Ing. Florian Böhm.

Juli 2019

Silke Appel partner and managing director

Dr.-Ing. Silke Appel has become a partner in the GuD Geotechnik und Dynamik GmbH and has been appointed as shareholder.

26th - 27th September 2019

16th D-A-CH Tagung Erdbebeningenieurwesen & Baudynamik, Innsbruck

Presentation: Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Alexander Tributsch
Title: Baudynamische Begleitung der Einrichtung eines Fitnessstudios in einem schwingungsanfälligen Altbau

22th - 26th September 2019

29th European Safety and Reliability Conference - ESREL 2019, Leibnitz Universität, Hannover

Presentation: Dr.-Ing. Patrick Arnold, Dr.- Ing. Fabian Kirsch, M.Sc. Gianluca Zorzi

Title: A reliability-based design and optimization procedure for offshore monopile foundations

17th September 2019

15th Hans Lorenz Symposium at the TU Berlin

Hans Lorenz Lecture: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kurt-Michael Borchert
Title: Innerstädtische Gründungen über und neben bestehenden Verkehrsanlagen

Presentation: Dr.-Ing. Winfried Schepers, Dr.-Ing. Silke Appel
Title: Die statische Auslegung von Erschütterungsschutzmatten in der Praxis unter Berücksichtigung der Boden-Bauwerks-Interaktion

Presentation: Hannes Benke, M.Sc, Dr.-Ing. Ralf Glasenapp, Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Rackwitz,
Dr.-Ing. Patrick Arnold

Title: Das Tiefeneinmischverfahren bei Sanden mit organischen Beimengungen

1st - 6th September 2019

The XVII European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Reykjavik, Iceland

Presentation: M.Sc. Gianluca Zorzi, Dr.-Ing. Fabian Kirsch, Prof. Dr.-Ing Thomas Richter
Title: Validation of explicit method to predict accumulation of strain during single and multistage cyclic loading

Presentation: Dipl.-Ing. Univ. Nikolaus Schneider
Title: New Aspects of Quality Control for Jet Grouting

10. August 2019

Alpencup 2019

The GuD-Soccer-Team took part again this year in the 16th Alpencup organized by kappes ipg GmbH and was successful: the team made it to the finals and finished second.

B2-Run Berlin 2019

16 GuD runners enjoyed the final spurt into the Olympic Stadium at the B2-Run in Berlin this year.

26 June 2019

3rd INFRASTAR Implementation Day

The 3rd Implementation Day is organised jointly with COWI in Copenhagen, Denmark

Link

 

June 4, 2019

Baukammer Berlin

Presentation: Dipl.-Ing. Almuth Große
Title: Anwendung von Homogenbereichen

22. Mai 2019

Companies Run Berlin 2019

GuD started with a team of eight runners. The distance of 5.5 km led through the city center of Berlin with the homestretch towards the Brandenburger Tor.

 

February 18, 2019

Workshop "Stahlbetonschlitzwände im Kaimauerbau" - Hamburg Port Authority

Workshop at the Hamburg Port Authority

Presentation: Dr.-Ing. Olaf Stahlhut, Dipl.-Ing. Univ. Nikolaus Schneider

April 25, 2019

34th Christian Veder Kolloquium, Graz

Presentation: Dipl.-Ing. Univ. Nikolaus Schneider
Title: Stand der Technik und neue Entwicklungen zur online Bohrlochvermessung

12th - 13th March 2019

Erd- und Grundbautagung 2019, Potsdam

Presentation: Dipl.-Ing. Kerstin Deterding
Title: BAB A100, 16. BA: Ein neuer Autobahnabschnitt vom AD Neukölln bis zum Treptower Park in Berlin

13th - 14th February 2019

12th Tiefbaufachtagung VDEI in Dresden

Presentation: Dipl.-Ing. Kerstin Deterding
Title: ABS Oldenburg-Wilhelmshaven – Ausgewählte geotechnische Maßnahmen

January 24, 2019

Bauingenieur-Kolloquium WS 2018/19, TU Kaiserslautern

Presentation: Dipl.-Ing. Josef-A. Patron
Title: Gründungsertüchtigungen / Neugründungen im historischen sensitiven Gefüge des Pergamonmuseums auf der Museumsinsel in Berlin-Mitte

November 9, 2018

China Shanghai 2018 Urban Underground Complex Forum

Presentation: M.Sc. Emmanuel Paraire
Title: Effects of underground urban rail traffic on buildings: Case studies in Beijing, China

Presentation: Univ. -Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stavros Savidis
Title: Geotechnical and Environmental Considerations in Planning and Construction of the Transportation Infrastructure in the Centre of Berlin

 

November 8, 2018

2018 Sino-Euro Modern Tram Innovation Dialogue, Shanghai

Presentation: Univ. -Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stavros Savidis, M.Sc. Emmanuel Paraire
Title: Vibration and secondary airborne noise immissions due to tram traffic

October 12, 2018

2. Implementation Day, Forschungsvorhaben INFRASTAR

In October 2018 the 2nd Implementation Day of the INFRASTAR research project took place at Eiffage in Paris, France. GuD was represented by the research fellow Gianluca Zorzi and his technical director Dr. Fabian Kirsch. Within the scope of the research project, new methods for the evaluation of fatigue and deformation accumulation of cyclically and dynamically loaded structures are being researched. The project is funded by the EU with approx. 3 Mio € and has a duration of 3 years.

October 10, 2018

14th Hans Lorenz Symposium at the TU Berlin

Presentation: Dr.-Ing. Silke Appel und Dr.-Ing. Winfried Schepers
Title: Transferability of measured vibrations to a base stimulus at the bottom of the construction pit

26th - 28th September 2018

35. Subsoil Conference, Stuttgart

GuD Consult and BBI were represented with their own stand and presentations at this year’s Subsoil Conference.

September 1, 2018

Alpencup 2018

The GuD football team took fourth place in the Alpencup match, organised by kappes ipg GmbH.

August 16, 2018

B2 Run 2018

GuD participated with seven runners in the B2 Run in Berlin. The team really enjoyed the magical entrance into the Berlin Olympic Stadium.

June 2018

GuD sponsors BR Volleys and Handball Club Oranienburg

GuD extended their sponsorship of the BR Volleys (1st men team) for another year as well as for the Oranienburg handball club (1st women’s and 1st men’s team)

June 22, 2018

Office trip to Görlitz

Off-site appointments and business travel are actually the norm in the professional life of GuD employees. But once a year we have a very special engagement. Then, on a Friday morning, a bus will be parked in front of the door, ready for our joint company excursion.

This year we went to Görlitz. But before that we made a stopover on the Neiße, by Rothenburg. This is where the boats were docked that were to take us down the river... Read more

6th - 8th June 2018

International Conference on Deep Foundations and Ground Improvement, Rome, Italy

Urbanisation and infrastructure development: Future Challenges

Lecture: Dipl.-Ing. Univ. Nikolaus Schneider
Title: Vibration measurements with pulse probe

May 30, 2018

Company Run Berlin 2018

This year GuD started with a team of 15 runners.
Some were faster, some slower, but all did pass the finish line!

April 17 - 18, 2018

6. VDI conference on structural dynamics, Würzburg, Germany

GuD presentations:
Univ. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stavros Savidis
Title: New edition of the Work Group Recommendations 1.4 "Subsoil dynamics" of the German Society for Geotechnics or DGGT
 

Dr.-Ing. Silke Appel
Title: Impact of equipment design on vibration spread when working on subsoil improvements with below- and above-ground vibrators
 

Dr.-Ing. Winfried Schepers
Title: Natural vibration frequency of floating screed in practical vibration protection

March 20, 2018

DIG2018 - Digital Infrastructure & Geotechnical Engineering, Hamburg, Germany

Technical University of Hamburg, Institute for Geotechnical Engineering and Construction

Presentation: Dr.-Ing. habil. Sascha Henke, Henrieke Lerch 
Title: Three-dimensional subsoil modelling in the BIM process
 

March 01 - 02, 2018

14. Earthworks Professional Symposium, Leipzig, Germany

Building Academy, State of Saxony, Leipzig

Presentation: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kurt-M. Borchert 
Title: Groundwater-friendly construction pits

January 16 - 17, 2018

11. Colloquium on Construction in Soil and Rock

Technical Academy Esslingen, reg. assoc., Ostfildern Stuttgart

Presentation: Dipl.-Ing. Almuth Große
Title: Homogeneous areas in Part C of the VOB / Construction Tendering and Contract Regulations, Germany

Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Alexander Tributsch
Title:
Impact of static and dynamic equivalent stiffness of the substrates on the effect of an elastic building support