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SCIA Student Contest 2022 - Winners announced
SCIA Student Contest 2022 - Winners announced

Press release -

Announcing the winners of the SCIA Student Contest 2022

Hasselt, September 27, 2022 - What started as a way to give students the exposure and experience they deserve, is now starting to grow into a yearly tradition with more submissions every year: the SCIA student contest. The idea is that students who use SCIA Engineer can show us their art of structural design. This way students can maximise their exposure and show the international industry their work. Not only do winners receive extensive media attention, they also get a money prize.
This year, the jury had the very difficult task to pick just three winners because the technical quality all the participating projects was really high. Also the topics of the presented works were very interesting. All the participants showed a high level of expertise in the field of their studies. At SCIA, we’re very happy that these talented young people will soon join the ranks of civil engineers and will shape our future.

After a long and serious discussion the jury selected 3 winning projects:

Winner 1st place: Martin Neradílek, Czech Republic, Czech Technical University in Prague

Uhersko railway station highway overpass

"The jury was impressed by the comprehensiveness of the approach. Seventeen submitted SCIA Engineer projects helped the winner to analyse and assess different variants of a bow bridge, select the most convenient one, and analyse different stages of the construction process."

Winner 2nd place: Giorgos Karavatos, Greece, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Structural analysis of an irregular Memory Museum

"The jury highly values the way all the challenges were taken up: complicated geometry coming from an innovative architectural design, steel-concrete composite material, seismicity. The jury also appreciates that the geometry was imported from a CAD software."

Winner 3rd place: Adel Echresh, Germany, Bochum University of Applied Sciences

Space canopy between the BlueBox and the H-building- Bochum University

"The jury awards the outstanding usage of SCIA Engineer features, together with a very interesting and eye appealing shape of the canopy. Also the physical scaled model of the project nicely accompanies this attractive and absorbing design."

The rest of the top 10 looks as follows:

  1. JoseLuis Rodriguez, Slovenia
    Generative Design for Constructability improvements with BIM|Lean approach
  2. Magdalena Kabelova, Czech Republic
    Design of a prestressed concrete road viaduct close to Lisbon
  3. Miguel Roberto Rabello Chaves, Brasil
    Multiple Floor Building intended to Mixed Use
  4. Martin Cecotka, Slovakia
    The football stadium
  5. Mateus Narcizo De Almeida Nunes, Brasil
    Structural analysis and design of steel sheds with double gabled roofs
  6. Henrique Tavares Lima, Brasil
    Modal analysis of reinforced concrete slabs for use in rotating equipment in the textile industry
  7. Vitor Hugo Trevisan Dos Santos, Brasil
    Analysis of simplified modellings by the associated plan frame method in verifying the global stability of buildings

We sincerely congratulate the winners on their achievements and thank all the participants for having shared their projects with us.



About the Nemetschek Group

The Nemetschek Group is a pioneer for digital transformation in the AEC/O and the media & entertainment industries. With its intelligent software solutions, it covers the entire lifecycle of building and infrastructure projects, guides its customers into the future of digitalization and enables them to shape the world. As one of the leading corporate groups worldwide in this sector, the Nemetschek Group increases quality in the building process and improves the digital workflow for all those involved. Customers can design, build, and manage buildings more efficiently, sustainably and resource-saving. The focus is on the use of open standards (OPEN BIM). The portfolio also includes digital solutions for visualization, 3D modeling, and animation. The innovative solutions of the brands ALLPLAN, Bluebeam, Crem Solutions, dRofus, FRILO, Graphisoft, Maxon, Nevaris, RISA, SCIA, Solibri, Spacewell and Vectorworks in the four customer-oriented segments are used by approximately 6.5 million users worldwide. Founded by Prof. Georg Nemetschek in 1963, the Nemetschek Group today employs around 3,400 experts all over the world.

Publicly listed since 1999 and quoted on the MDAX and TecDAX, the company achieved revenue amounting to EUR 681.5 million and an EBITDA of EUR 222.0 million in 2021.


Kim Tuts

Kim Tuts

Content Marketing and Communication Specialist SCIA +32 11 94 86 10