Roland Bechmann

Germany Chapter Member

Werner Sobek AG, Managing Director & Partner | Stuttgart, Germany

About

Roland is Managing Director and Partner of the international engineering consultancy Werner Sobek Stuttgart. Born in Berlin, he subsequently moved to Hanover, Germany, where he studied Structural Engineering. Having accomplished his diploma, Roland started working at Werner Sobek Stuttgart and soon rose to be appointed first principal, then general manager, at least managing director and partner.

Roland heads the department of competitions and is a specialist of project management, lightweight structures and steel constructions. He has extensive experience in various important high rise projects, such as ADAC Headquarters in Munich/Germany, the Hegau Tower in Singen/Germany and the 400 m high Olympic Tower in Nanjing/China. In addition Roland has been in charge of several complex and large-scale projects such as World Expo 2017 in Astana/Kazakhstan and the underground railway station in…

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CTBUH Designated Expert

CTBUH Roles

Germany Chapter, Chair (2013 – Present)

Annual Conference, Presenter (Shanghai 2014; Australia 2017; Chicago 2019)

Awards Structural Engineering Jury (Chair 2020; Chair 2021)

Annual Conference, Session Chair (Middle East 2018)

Videos

18 September 2014

Sustainability Certification as a Tool for Design Optimization

The presentation examines the performance of high-rise buildings according to two green building / sustainability rating tools. It reviews the potential these tools have for...

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Research

15 December 2021

Reducing the Carbon Emissions of High-Rise Structures from the Very Beginning

Roland Bechmann & Stefanie Weidner, Werner Sobek AG

Minimizing carbon emissions and reducing resource consumption in commercial high-rise buildings is an essential component of the building industry reducing its overall footprint. A concise...

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Research

28 October 2019

Building More with Less Through Urban Mining

Roland Bechmann, Werner Sobek Group; Stefanie Weidner, ILEK University of Stuttgart

Due to increasing urbanization, the next 50 years will see a shortage of resources, which will be a key challenge for the construction industry. Architects...

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