State competition “Most Family-Friendly Enterprise 2015”
In the framework of the Tyrolean State Competition “Most Family-friendly Enterprise 2015” BERNARD Ingenieure was given a recognition award. The Federal State of Tyrol honored the company for its particular commitment as a model business at an award ceremony held at the Tyrolean Parliament.
The award was presented by the Tyrolean Minister of Economic Affairs Patrizia Zoller-Frischauf and the Tyrolean Family Minister, Beate Palfrader. “It is not always easy to perform the balancing act between work and family. Striving to achieve success in both the family and work environments can cause a lot of distress for employees”, Palfrader said to point out the challenges. She also emphasized that attaining work-life balance reduces stress and enhances motivation, thus improving personal satisfaction. Businesses and families alike benefit from an improved work-life balance.
The factors that were decisive in awarding the prize to BERNARD Ingenieure were the company’s flexible work hours program for full-time and part-time workers as well as its support for parental leave and return. In addition, the jury positively rated the provision of over 30 parking spaces for the workforce, as well as the variety of social benefits. The award was accepted by the managing director Martin Seidner and the vice chairman of the works committee Bruno Proxauf.
European Concrete Award 2014
Redesign Voest Bridge - Performance and Design in Harmony
In fall 2013, the Austrian Highway Authority ASFINAG proclaimed a design competition. Seventeen high-quality concepts were submitted. In the end, the consortium BERNARD Engineers (Hall, Tyrol) - RWT plus ZT GmbH (Vienna) - Solid architecture (Vienna) was awarded the 1st prize.
Cluster Award 2012 Tyrol - Research Promotion Price
For the tower construction of wind turbines not only conventional steel towers can be used but also trunks of roundwood.
A feasibility study sponsored by the province of Tyrol proved that this idea is basically feasible and more economical.
The research result has now been presented to the public. It is a 12 m high wind turbine test facility with an energy output of 4 kW.
Weinviertel Museum Village Niedersulz 2012
The access building includes a cafeteria, a museum shop, and office facilities. It sits on the elevation between the museum village and the parking area.
Its large glass facades offer the visitors a first view of the museum village. The structure impresses through its skillful route guidance and its structural design solution, requiring the use of high-strength timber. Four large laminated beams span the foyer and support the roof elements that protrude far at both ends.
The architect was AH3 Architekten ZT GmbH; the executing company was Obermayr Holzkonstruktion GmbH, Schwanenstadt. BERNARD Engineers was responsible for the structural design and was awarded the Austrian Timber Construction Award 2012.