The Nemetschek Engineering Group launches the seventh edition of its biennial International User Contest

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Friday, 1 October, 2010
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The Nemetschek Engineering Group, the largest developer and vendor of structural engineering software in Europe, gives the green light for the seventh edition of its international competition entitled the ‘Nemetschek Engineering User Contest 2011’. Participants can send in their projects up to 30 November 2010.

Over the years this contest has become a renowned happening to which users and the construction industry look forward to. It is open to all customers from the larger Nemetschek Engineering Group: Nemetschek Allplan, Nemetschek Engineering, Nemetschek Scia, Nemetschek Frilo and Glaser. All projects designed & constructed with software from the Engineering Group are accepted: Allplan Engineering, Allplan Precast, PP Manager, Scia Engineer, Scia Steel, Frilo Statics and Glaser -isb cad-.

About the contest

This seventh edition will be more international than ever, the contest categories are:

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

A professional international jury will assess submissions on originality, level of difficulty, technical level, prestige and the application of the used software. New accents have been added to the categories such as sustainability, ecological footprint and green structures for one....

Dr. Ir. Jean-Pierre Rammant, CEO of Nemetschek Scia and vice-president of the Nemetschek Engineering Group explains: “The 2009 edition was a great success and attracted as much as 120 participating projects from 14 countries. Actually, for one of the winning projects, the Rolex Learning Centre of Lausanne (CH), the architects received the prestigious Pritzker Price for Architecture 2010. With the launch of 2011 we aim to attract even more impressive structures, from even more countries.”

Advantages for the participant

This contest offers all participants a unique chance to show the world their technical knowledge and professional skills. The results will be published in the notable ‘Nemetschek Engineering User Contest Book’ and all of the Nemetschek Engineering Group’s websites. Nominated and winning projects will also be sent out to the international press for publication in specialized magazines and web pages.

Each winning project in every of the 5 categories and a ‘Special Jury Prize’ will be rewarded 1 500€.

More information

More practical information can be found on the Nemetschek Engineering User Contest 2011 website:

About the Nemetschek Engineering Group

With over 20,000 customers the group is the largest vendor of structural engineering software in Europe. The group offers solutions for all areas of structural engineering including CAD, structural analysis and design, fabrication modelling, logistics and production steering.

The group companies - Allplan, Nemetschek Engineering, Scia, Frilo and Glaser - rely both on standard software and specific solutions that are tailored to specific market segments. The group is active all over Europe, in the Middle East and in some regions of Asia and America. The common goal is international expansion with products that are perfectly adapted to the requirements of the particular markets.

Contact details

Nemetschek Scia
Marketing Communication
Attn. Mr. Francis Vanderbruggen
Industrieweg 1007
3540 Herk-de-Stad (Belgium)

Tel.: (+32) 013 55.17.75
Fax: (+32) 013 55.41.75
Email: [email protected]
General website:
Contest website: