Presentations at the DBV’s Virtual Construction Technology Day

Hunte Bridge – visualization of the new Hunte Bridge.

Hunte Bridge – BIM model for dismantling the existing bridge.

The fifth Brunsbüttel lock chamber – view of the confined construction site on the lock island.

smartBRIDGE Hamburg – digital twin to the Köhlbrand Bridge.

Dr. Tobias Blume in the “studio” at WTM Engineers.

WTM Engineers was strongly represented at the German Construction Technology Day 2021 on March 18. The event, hosted by the German Concrete and Construction Technology Association, took place exclusively on a digital level this year. As part of a first-rate expert program devoted to the theme of “The building factory of the future”, 50 speakers addressed current developments in the construction industry over the course of eight panel discussions. We were delighted to be a part of this. Dr. Alfred Krill, for example, from the Hunte Bridge pilot project reported on the particular features of BIM in bridge design. To coincide with the Construction Technology Day, Germany’s Autobahn authority is releasing a video on the planned construction project, which is based on our BIM model and outlines the construction and technical implementation to impressive effect. The video is available on YouTube here. In another presentation, Dr. Tobias Blume addressed the construction of the fifth Brunsbüttel lock chamber, outlining the challenges of supervising construction in a constantly changing environment. Another of WTM Engineers’s projects was highlighted by Prof. Marx from TU Dresden. The smartBRIDGE Hamburg project involves the creation of a digital twin of the Köhlbrand Bridge as a basis for predictive maintenance. You can read more about the Construction Technology Day at