After two years of both digital and canceled conferences, the annual brobyggardagen was finally held again, where the bridge engineer of the year was appointed and participants could take part in talks about Swedish and international projects and current topics.
"It is incredibly honorable and fun to receive this award," says a happy Robert Hällmark from Luleå University of Technology,, who, among other things, worked on the Partihall connection in Gothenburg, the Södertälje canal railway bridge and bridges over the E4 in Kista, Stockholm.
The jury's reasoning:
This year's bridge engineer has distinguished himself through the development of calculation tools for innovative reinforcement methods, something that has resulted in an extended life of existing bridges to great advantage for both managers and the environment .
The prize winner also has a unique ability to combine deep theoretical knowledge in construction technology with knowledge of production methods, standards and execution .
In addition is the bridge builder of the year, through his pedagogical skills and broad knowledge, an inspiration for future designers and a guarantee that the industry is provided with well-educated engineers.
"Since his extremely fine degree project in 2005, Robert has added a lot to the industry as a designer, Transport Works expert and researcher. The results from Robert's doctoral thesis have been happily used in the strengthening of bridges in both Sweden and Norway," says Peter Collin, professor in Structural Engineering at Luleå University of Technology and supervisor of Robert Hällmark during his studies.