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Global engineering competition inspires innovations in structural and civil engineering

The Nemetschek Structural Group launches the eighth edition of its International Engineering Contest – Inspirations in Engineering – with over $11,000 (US) in cash prizes


The Nemetschek Structural Group announced that it is accepting submissions for its 2013 International Engineering Contest – Inspirations in Engineering 2013. Now in its eighth edition, this unique competition recognizes outstanding achievements and innovative works from the world’s top engineering and construction professionals. The deadline for submission is 31 March 2013.

Dr. Ir. Jean-Pierre Rammant, CEO of Nemetschek Scia and President of the Nemetschek Structural Group, explains, “Over the years, this contest has become a celebrated event for the engineering and construction industry. It provides us an opportunity to recognize the great achievements of our users around the globe.”

“Our previous edition was an enormous success and attracted 117 high-quality projects from 91 companies in 19 different countries,” said Dr. Ir. Jean-Pierre Rammant. “For 2013, we want to recognize how the rapid adoption of BIM is affecting the global engineering and construction industry. Special consideration will be given to projects illustrating the benefits of working in an Open BIM process.”

01 - Nemetschek Structural Group's 2013 Inspirations in Engineering contest.

About the Contest

Inspirations in Engineering is open to all users of Nemetschek Structural Software. Winners will be drawn from five categories:

  • Category 1: Buildings
  • Category 2: Civil Structures
  • Category 3: Design of Industrial Buildings and Plants
  • Category 4: Industrialized Planning
  • Category 5: Special Projects

An international professional jury will assess submissions on originality, level of difficulty, prestige and the innovative use of software. This year, special consideration goes to examples illustrating the best use of Open BIM.

This contest offers participants a chance to showcase their world-class technical skills and knowledge. Winning entries in each of the five categories and an additional ‘Special Jury Prize’ will be awarded 1,500 € (US$1,955). Nominated and winning projects will also be promoted to the international press for publication in specialized engineering and construction magazines and web outlets.

All submissions will be published in Nemetschek’s Inspirations in Engineering book. For more information and complete rules for the contest please visit:

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