The number 13 is sometimes considered as bad karma, named the unlucky number. It was the first number ever drawn in the German "6 from 49" lottery, although – according to statistics – also the number that is drawn least often by quite a way.
On 25 January 2013, the award ceremony for the Ernst & Sohn Structural Engineering Award took place, in order to honour structural engineers and their efforts to produce excellent structures and innovative detail solutions. The competition was taking place for the 13th time and proved a great success despite the unfortunate number or perhaps because of it.
The prize has been awarded every two years since 1988 for exceptional performance in structural engineering. The initiator, the publisher Ernst & Sohn, has provided specialist literature to support engineers in their professional work for more than 165 years. We take exceptional pleasure in the fact that even in its 25th year, the Structural Engineering Award still maintains a high reputation in the structural engineering profession in Germany. In this way, it can successfully present the particular engineering achievements of well-known projects with an international reputation to a wider public.
Altogether 37 works were handed in and were discussed by a jury of 14 consisting of representatives of the construction industry, research and education as well as chambers and associations. All the projects handed in for this year's competition will be described in a special publication.
A calendar, like you dream of: 12 months - 12 large-format photographs of selected structures. The Ernst & Sohn wall calendar for your office.
Beton-Kalender, Stahlbau-Kalender, Bauphysik-Kalender and Mauerwerk-Kalender. These yearbooks for civil and structural engineers have proved successful for many years. Now the Ernst & Sohn family has a new member. A wall calendar.
The calendar has been put together by civil engineers for civil engineers and technology fans. Bridges and shell structures, glass façades and sculptures - the calendar presents a wide spectrum of works showing the art of engineering worldwide. Short explanatory texts in German and English accompany the photographs.
The publishing index including all journals, books and online products will become available at the end of the month.
Aside from all available titles it will also include those to be published in the coming year.