Prof. Dipl.-Ing. 
Matthias Pfeifer


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Matthias Pfeifer


Owner / Technical Director
Chartered Structural Engineer
Consulting engineer
(German Association of Consulting Engineers VBI)
Publicly appointed checking engineer
(Association of Checking Engineers VPI)

CV

1955 Born in Lampertheim (Germany)
1975-1981 Studies of civil engineering at the Darmstadt University of Technology
1981-1983 Structural engineer in an engineering firm
1983-1988 Scientific assistant at the Department of Statics of Building Construction (Prof. W. Mann) Darmstadt University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture
1989 Establishment of own engineering firm
ProfessorPfeiferundPartner
German Engineering Consultancy
1993 Appointment to University Professor and Chair of the Department of Structural Engineering and Static Structures at the Cottbus University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Urban Planning
1995/97 Public appointment to checking engineer for structural design in the branches of concrete and metal structures
1999 Appointment to University Professor and Chair of the Department of Static Structures at the Karlsruhe University, Faculty of Architecture
2000 Head of Masters Programme „Refurbishment of Existing Buildings“
2004-2008 Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at Karlsruhe University
2004 Establishment
HofmannandPfeifer
German Engineering Consultancy
2012 Transition and change of ownership
2013 Establishment
PfeiferConsult
German Engineering Consultancy
since 2010 Managing Director of the Institute for Building Design and Technology (IEB) and leader of the Department Load bearing Structures at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT), formed as an affiliation of Karlsruhe University and the Karlsruhe Research Centre

Professional Associations / Memberships Germany

  • Chamber of Engineers of the State of Hesse, registered as a consulting engineer
  • Accredited certifier for stability, thermal insulation and sound insulation
  • Association of Checking Engineers for Civil Engineering of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg VPI
  • Chamber of Engineers of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, registered as a consulting engineer, specialist list 14A “Engineering services for historic buildings”, specialist list 35 “Specialist engineer for the examination of the stability of existing buildings”
  • Chamber of Engineers of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate, included in the list for expertise and experience for the compilation of structural stability certificates, included in the list of engineering inspectors for stability in the fields of concrete and steel structures
  • Chamber of Engineers of the State of Lower Saxony, included in the list of architects/structural engineers in the field of civil engineering
  • Bavarian Chamber of Engineers – Construction, entitled to use the protected professional title “Responsible expert for structural stability”
  • Chamber of Engineers – Construction of North Rhine-Westphalia, included as a officially accredited expert for the examination of the stability in the fields of concrete and metal structures, included as an accredited certifier for sound and thermal insulation
  • German Association of Consulting Engineers VBI
  • DOCOMOMO Deutschland e. V. (c/o Bauhaus Dessau Foundation)
  • The Association of German Engineers VDI
  • International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering IABSE

Professional Associations / Memberships UAE

  • Society of Engineers, United Arab Emirates

Professional Associations / Memberships international

  • International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering IABSE