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People started an impressive career which led wich panel fabricators in Europe and Klaus Berner‘s 75th birthday him to Mainz, where he was professor even some overseas. They all come to for steel and timber structures from his office in Darmstadt if they need ex- 1983. From 1987 he was proof engineer pert advice, whether for the new devel- for steel and timber structures, a func- opment of panels, fastenings or in foren- tion he took for 20 years together with sic studies. his Partner P. Gruber in Darmstadt. In Form his institute in Mainz (iS- 2009 he created iS-engineering in Mainz) came the main activities that Darmstadt, together with Oliver Raabe, started the large research project EASIE an engineer who is also well known in within the 7th framework of EU re- thin-walled steel structures. iS-engineer- search, and up to now he was second ex- ing focuses on sandwich panels, all aminer for five doctoral theses. iS-Mainz kinds of thin-walled steel panels and of gained an impressive number of research course furthermore on steel and timber grants for the development and improve- structures. ment of sandwich panels in construction, His great practical experience is mainly due to Klaus Berner’s excellent backed by research and development research ideas in combination with his work in ECCS, DIBt, DIN and CEN good reputation in the industry. committees. Since 1986 he is member of Even around his 75th birthday he is ECCS TC7, where he is mainly involved busy with consulting work, but recent in all questions related to sandwich pan- years gave him more time to enjoy life els, since 1990 he is a member of the ex- with his wife Monika, his two children pert-commission of DIBt that covers all and four grandchildren – and his little Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Berner celebrated aspects of sandwich panels in construc- pony Jockel, which was the salary for his 75th birthday in July 2016. After tion, and since its beginning in 1996 he the static analysis of a circus tent and studying civil engineering at TU Karls- is member of CEN TC 128/SC11 which became a member of the family. ruhe and working a few years in a con- led to EN 14509 “Self-supporting dou- What might be the secret of his suc- sulting office in Baden-Baden he joined ble skin metal faced insulating panels – cess? One is definitely his attitude that the staff of Prof. Jungbluth at TH Factory made products – Specifications” makes all meetings with him an enjoy- Darmstadt in 1974. There he was in- and currently is working on structural able event. Hard and good work is al- volved in the research and development sandwich panels. He chairs the Quality ways paired with some friendly and hu- of sandwich panels in construction. Committee of EPAQ and is an active morous words and a good glass of wine With his doctoral thesis on “Steel/PUR member of the German mirror group to at the end of the day – hopefully from sandwich panels under thermal and fire EN 14509. In all these positions he can his homeland Palatinate. load” he was one of the pioneers in this rely on his great experience gained in area, and he still is until today. With this the cooperation with all leading sand- Jörg Lange, Darmstadt thesis, which was published in 1978 he 290 Steel Construction 9 (2016), No. 4 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Steel Construction: Design and Research Wiley

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started an impressive career which led wich panel fabricators in Europe and Klaus Berner‘s 75th birthday him to Mainz, where he was professor even some overseas. They all come to for steel and timber structures from his office in Darmstadt if they need ex- 1983. From 1987 he was proof engineer pert advice, whether for the new devel- for steel and timber structures, a func- opment of panels, fastenings or in foren- tion he took for 20 years together with sic studies. his Partner P. Gruber in Darmstadt. In Form his institute in Mainz (iS- 2009 he created iS-engineering in Mainz) came the main activities that Darmstadt, together with Oliver Raabe, started the large research project EASIE an engineer who is also well known in within the 7th framework of EU re- thin-walled steel structures. iS-engineer- search, and up to now he was second ex- ing focuses on sandwich panels, all aminer for five doctoral theses. iS-Mainz kinds of thin-walled steel panels and of gained an impressive number of research course furthermore on steel and timber grants for the development and improve- structures. ment of sandwich panels in construction, His great practical experience is mainly due to Klaus Berner’s excellent backed by research and development research ideas in combination with his work in ECCS, DIBt, DIN and CEN good reputation in the industry. committees. Since 1986 he is member of Even around his 75th birthday he is ECCS TC7, where he is mainly involved busy with consulting work, but recent in all questions related to sandwich pan- years gave him more time to enjoy life els, since 1990 he is a member of the ex- with his wife Monika, his two children pert-commission of DIBt that covers all and four grandchildren – and his little Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Berner celebrated aspects of sandwich panels in construc- pony Jockel, which was the salary for his 75th birthday in July 2016. After tion, and since its beginning in 1996 he the static analysis of a circus tent and studying civil engineering at TU Karls- is member of CEN TC 128/SC11 which became a member of the family. ruhe and working a few years in a con- led to EN 14509 “Self-supporting dou- What might be the secret of his suc- sulting office in Baden-Baden he joined ble skin metal faced insulating panels – cess? One is definitely his attitude that the staff of Prof. Jungbluth at TH Factory made products – Specifications” makes all meetings with him an enjoy- Darmstadt in 1974. There he was in- and currently is working on structural able event. Hard and good work is al- volved in the research and development sandwich panels. He chairs the Quality ways paired with some friendly and hu- of sandwich panels in construction. Committee of EPAQ and is an active morous words and a good glass of wine With his doctoral thesis on “Steel/PUR member of the German mirror group to at the end of the day – hopefully from sandwich panels under thermal and fire EN 14509. In all these positions he can his homeland Palatinate. load” he was one of the pioneers in this rely on his great experience gained in area, and he still is until today. With this the cooperation with all leading sand- Jörg Lange, Darmstadt thesis, which was published in 1978 he 290 Steel Construction 9 (2016), No. 4

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Published: Nov 1, 2016

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