The durable and economic design of structures today includes not only the verification of structural stability but also of the serviceability for the planned lifetime including the consideration of time-dependent actions and material properties of a structure.
About the author
Professor Dipl.-Ing. DDr. Dr.-Ing. E. h. Konrad Bergmeister is a university professor at the Institute of Structural Engineering of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna and has run a consultancy since 1990. He is also editor-in-chief of the journal "Beton- und Stahlbetonbau".
Professor Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c. Johann-Dietrich Wörner has been the professor of Structural Engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt since 1995 and was the president of his university until 2007. In 1994, he founded the consultancy Wörner und Partner, Darmstadt. Since 2007, he has been the chairman of the board of the German Aerospace Centre(DLR).
Dr.-Ing. Frank Fingerloos has been with the German Society for Concrete and Construction Technology (DBV) since 2000 with responsibility for construction technology. Since 2008, he has also a lectureship for special topics in massive construction at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern. He is also active in the DIN standards committee (NABau) for DIN 1045 and Eurocode 2.