Who knows it? The search engine, ECOSIA, that plants trees? By using Ecosia, we at GuD support the planting of trees. Thanks to more than 6,000 search queries so far, GuD has planted a total of 123 new TREES on the planet. A small contribution to sustainability with a big effect :-)
We'll keep going!
Find out more about Ecosia and the projects in more than 35 countries here:
Since January 2023, the Mannheim-based GSP (Gesellschaft für Schwingungsuntersuchungen und dynamische Prüfmethoden mbH - Engineering Consultants for Vibration Analysis and Dynamic Testing Methods ), founded by Dr.-Ing. Oswald Klingmüller in 1991, has been part of the GuD group of companies.
GSP's fields of activity include dynamic pile testing at home and abroad (onshore and offshore) as well as vibration measurements in the field of immission control and structural dynamic calculations.
GSP is the representative of Pile Dynamics, Inc., Cleveland, USA, the world's leading manufacturer of measurement technology, hardware and software for dynamic pile testing, for the German-speaking European countries as well as for Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
GuD and GSP are looking forward to working together!
At this year's GuD Christmas bazaar, in addition to mulled wine, delicious sausages and sweet crêpes, there were once again beautiful Christmas trees for all employees. The trees were expertly examined, measured and selected so that in the end everyone could take home a suitable tree. This is a fairly new GuD tradition, which originated during the Corona period and is now being continued!
True to the motto: "You've only really been where you've been walking". (JWvG), some GuD colleagues set off early on Saturday for a long hike. With the best hiking weather and lots of cake, there was plenty of time for good conversation along the way.
GuD will again be represented at this year's Baugrundtagung with an exhibition stand.
We look forward to your visit.
Furthermore, GuD is involved in the following technical lectures:
Lecture: Dr.-Ing. Antje Müller-Kirchenbauer, Dr.-Ing. Fabian Kirsch, Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Christian Moormann, Dr.-Ing. Thomas Voigt
Title: Nachhaltigkeit in der Geotechnik – Herausforderungen und Perspektiven
Lecture: Dr. Patrick Arnold, Dr.-Ing. Fabian Kirsch, Sascha Kuske M.Sc., Sigrid Wilhelm B.Sc.
Title: Zur Anwendung probabilistischer Methoden zur Planung von Gründungsstrukturen für Offshore-Windparks am Beispiel von Monopfahlgründungen
Lecture: Dr.-Ing. Simon Meißner, M. Eng. Maximilian Kies, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Richter, Dipl.-Ing. Bianca Prohl
Title: Hochhaus MYND – Komplexer Spezialtiefbau in einem Bestandsgebäude
Lecture: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kurt-Michael Borchert, Dr.-Ing. Jörg Franke, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rolf Katzenbach, Dr.-Ing Hatice Kaya-Sandt, Dr.-Ing. Karl Morgen
Title: Bemessung der Pfahlgründung für den Elbtower
Symposium at the Institut für Bauingenieurwesen Grundbau und Bodenmechanik
Lecture: Dr.-Ing. Silke Appel, Dennis Kulke M.Sc.
Title: Grundlagenermittlung zur Errichtung hochempfindlicher Laborgebäude - Erfassung von Baugrundschwingungen in großen Tiefen
Lecture: Dr. techn. Bert Schädlich, Dipl.-Ing. Hans L. Hebener
Title: Baugrubensicherung und Gebäudegründung am Leipziger Platz mit Überbauung eines S-Bahntunnel
Lecture: Dr.-Ing. Winfried Schepers (Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung, Berlin) mit Dennis Kulke M.Sc.
Title: Drucksondierungen und dynamische Bodeneigenschaften
Productive summer workshop in Bremen for the Projekt SynCore together with Fraunhofer IWES, ther Universität Bremen and Fraunhofer ITWM.
We are pleased that we are one step closer to our goal - the derivation of geotechnical foundation data from seismic inversion and geostatistical data integration - and that the foundations for reliability-based planning and optimisation of mono-pile foundations for offshore wind turbines are growing steadily. It remains exciting to see where the journey will take us...
How do you isolate an inner-city building from vibrations from the underground tunnel running underneath? The GuD planning team faced this complex challenge in the construction of a new commercial building in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
We are pleased to have been involved in this exciting engineering task and hope that the users will enjoy the new building!
Die Baukammer Berlin awarded a total of 15 prizes for outstanding Bachelor's and Master's theses. The group master's thesis by our employee Michelle Döbber and our former student trainee Björn Bodner on the influence of organic soil components on cement hydration in soil improvements was awarded an outstanding 2nd place.
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.
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
Presentation: Dr. Patrick Arnold
Title: Influence of organic matter on the strength properties of artificially stabilized sands
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Die immerhin 11. Ausgabe des jährlichen GuD Consult Newsletters mit allen Neuigkeiten des Jahres 2021 ist in Dezember fertig geworden:
Wir wünschen Ihnen viel Spaß beim Lesen!
Autoren: Jens Mittag, Thomas Richter, Fabian Kirsch
Veröffentlicht in: Bautechnik 98 (2021), Heft 9