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Prizegiving at Stump-Franki: the 2021 Edgard-Frankignoul Sponsorship Award

The prize is for outstanding achievements in the field of piles and pile foundations; it may be awarded to researchers or young engineers working in the field. This year (as previous years) three sponsorship prizes were awarded totalling €7,000.

Stump Franki Frankignoul Preis 2021

from left to right: Claudia Fierenkothen, Philipp Wiesenthal, Fabian Remspecher

This is the eighth year that specialist civil engineering company Stump-Franki has honoured selected students and engineers with the “Edgard-Frankignoul Sponsorship Award”, established in memory of the inventor of the Franki pile.

The winner of the 1st prize was Claudia Fierenkothen from the University of Wuppertal, for her dissertation “Numeric simulations and laboratory tests regarding the spread of fresh concrete in bored piles”. 2nd prize was claimed by Philipp Wiesenthal from the Technische Hochschule Lübeck, for his Bachelor project “Developing a software tool for dimensioning pile dolphins using the p-y method”. 3rd place went to Fabian Remspecher from TU Berlin, whose dissertation was entitled “Effects of installing piles on granular soil”.

Sadly, due to the pandemic, it was not possible this year to award the prizes at the TU Braunschweig Pile Symposium. Instead, the certificates were handed to each of the prizewinners individually in April 2021, in mini-ceremonies complying with all Covid-19 regulations. Stump-Franki congratulates all three winners for their superb entries.

The prizewinners will present their work to the public at the TU Braunschweig Pile Symposium in February 2022, providing the pandemic situation at that time allows.