More than just a job
When Thomas talks about his work, his enthusiasm cannot help but shine through: “There are so many exciting aspects that make our job something that we love doing. Being at the construction site and supporting the customer is always stimulating, and that’s just one example of many. Every project is unique. And that’s why, alongside our technical expertise and organisational skills, we also need a lot of creativity to be able to develop the right solutions.”
Head of Site Supervision at PERI SE
“When our customers want optimum formwork and scaffolding solutions including project support, our task is to ensure that they get exactly that and feel that they are in good hands with us.”
To achieve this success, supporting tools and programs are required in addition to the engineers. “Here in Weißenhorn, Germany, we work with the very latest 2D and 3D planning software, such as AutoCAD. We also use the BIM system,” explains Thomas.
In BIM (building information modelling) systems, all formwork and scaffolding solutions and all project data are recorded digitally – worldwide. This encourages information sharing and increases efficiency. However, not every tool can be used universally: direct and transparent communication remains absolutely essential in every project.
A modicum of truth behind the cliché
But among all the cutting-edge technology and digital progress, there is a tool that Thomas would never go without: a simple pen and a piece of paper on which his first ideas take shape. In this case at least, you could say that the cliché contains a grain of truth. The old-fashioned methods are sometimes still the best!