We congratulate Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marc Gutermann, Chair of "Structural Engineering and Experimental Statics" in the Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering and the Environment at Bremen University of Applied Sciences, on his re-election to the Board of the Bremen Chamber of Engineers. This means that the short line between young engineers and the profession will continue to exist, which can lead to junior membership for students, for example.
The newly elected board of directors and the president Torsten Sasse, who has been confirmed in office, continues to see the most important topics of the chamber's work in the area of recruiting young talent in order to counteract the shortage of skilled workers. He describes his view of the current situation of the planners: "The profession currently finds itself in the area of tension between, on the one hand, new content-related challenges from the construction turnaround and, on the other hand, difficult economic boundary conditions such as inflation, interest rate development and the associated decline in residential construction. The implementation of climate protection measures, such as the generation of electricity and heat from renewable energy sources, the energy-efficient refurbishment of buildings, the traffic turnaround as well as low-CO2 construction is to be mastered in particular by engineers and poses great challenges for planning offices in terms of content and personnel".
Students can use the services of the chamber as a junior member and get involved in the chamber committees. Junior membership is aimed at students of technical engineering subjects and aims to enable them to participate in the life of the chamber during their studies and to take advantage of the services offered by the Chamber of Engineers.