GCD Seminar

On March 15th at 11am
Herwig Bretis – Managing Director and proprietor of ArtEngineering GmbH on “Spirit and Works of ArtEngineering”:
Assisting artists in transforming their intention into a physical reality is our passion. As structural engineers we decided to not only perform detailed design and consultancy but also step into fabrication and installation processes acting as the responsible general contractor – which is a rather untypical role for our profession. However, it turned out so far that being part in many more aspects of a process chain allows us to get way deeper insights into craftsmanship, technology, material, procedures and project needs. In summary, we gain rich experience and knowledge that we immediately feed back into new developments and projects. On the basis of selected projects, the presentation will show our daily juggling of tasks at the interface of art, design and architecture.

Herwig Bretis was born and raised in Austria

1997                Matura

1998 – 2000    Apprenticeship as a wood construction worker

2000 – 2005    Studied for a diploma in structural engineering (FH) at the Hochschule     Biberach, (Biberach University of Applied Sciences), specializing in construction engineering
Experience in tutoring in the subjects wooden constructions and mathematics

During the study: praktika and working as a student assistant in Dr. Greiner´s engineering office (the former company of ArtEngineering GmbH)

Thesis: “Non-linear calculation of a pre-stressed wire construction for a convertible fabric roof” in the faculty of steel construction
Awarded the “Liebherr” prize in 2005

since 2005       Employed as a structural engineer in Dr. Greiner’s engineering office and, from 2008 onwards, by ArtEngineering GmbH

2008 – 2010:   Extra-occupational studies to become a Master of Civil Engineering at Biberach University, focusing on FEM, dynamics, fatigue, construction IT, project management, business administration and contract law

Master’s thesis: “Basic principles for the systematic generation of freely-shaped sheet-metal membrane shells”
Awarded the Leonhard-Weiss-prize

since 2012      Managing director

since 2015      Proprietor of ArtEngineering GmbH

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GCD Seminar