Cooperation Agreement Between the Saxony-Anhalt Chamber of Engineers and the IMS Bauhaus® Archineer® Institute e.V.

Magdeburg, 21.03.2022: Building with membranes is nowadays a well-known and recognised discipline in civil engineering and architecture. This construction method is highly relevant in the field of structural engineering. In essence, membrane construction means building with tensile-stressed, light-weight load-bearing structures in particular made of textile fabrics and foils. Nevertheless, there is a noticeable deficit of engineers specialising in this field. The Saxony-Anhalt Chamber of Engineers has now concluded a cooperation agreement for the training of specialist engineers in membrane construction with the well-known IMS BAUHAUS® Archineer® Institutes e.V. The aim is to jointly train technical specialists who have a holistic view of membrane construction and who follow, analyse and help shape both social and political developments at national, European and global level with the appropriate vision. The first certificate course to become an IMS specialist engineer in membrane construction of the Saxony-Anhalt Chamber of Engineers will start at the IMS already this year. " Of course, we hope to be able to congratulate the first graduates this year on this globally unique qualification and on their new professional title of specialist engineer in membrane construction," says Dipl.-Ing. Jörg Herrmann, President of the Saxony-Anhalt Chamber of Engineers.


Since 2006, the IMS BAUHAUS® Archineer® Institutes e. V. has been offering training and further education in membrane construction. As a private educational institution, the IMS is thus unique in Germany and also worldwide. Only proven experts from industry, education, research and science teach at the IMS BAUHAUS® Archineer® Institutes e.V. The students at the institute come not only from Germany, but from many countries in Europe and the world. Since 2011, the Saxony-Anhalt Chamber of Engineers has been working together with the institute and the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences in Dessau, particularly in the field of further education and training. Since then, the practice-oriented postgraduate academic training to become a specialist engineer in membrane construction has been an essential part of the cooperation.


Specialist engineers of the Chamber of Engineers of Saxony-Anhalt are engineers - who are entitled to use the professional title "engineer" in accordance with the Engineering Act of Saxony-Anhalt (IngG LSA), - who have special theoretical knowledge in a specialist field through job-specific qualifications and further training that considerably exceeds what is imparted through basic professional training (§5 clause 2) and - who can provide evidence of practical experience in the profession (§5 clause 3).


For more information about the IMS specialist engineer training program in Membrane Structures, you can contact our board member Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karsten Moritz: or go to the IMS Bauhaus® webpage


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