Mitarbeiter in Saudi-Arabien
Anlagenbau in Saudi-Arabien
Staudamm- & Kraftwerksbau in Nepal
Tunnelbau/-sanierung in Indien

Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. (FH) Laurenz Görres

Professional references in construction as a civil engineer

 

  • Guest professor (voluntary work), consulting, business developer and author

    Institution: Lviv Polytechnic National University (LPNU)
    Location: R√ľdesheim, Germany and Lviv, Ukraine
    Time: since Dec. 2022
    Subject: "International Project Management"

    This is my voluntary, unpaid contribution to the war in Ukraine and my support for the reconstruction and rebuilding of Ukraine.

    For details please watch these links: Lviv (Winter 2023),
    Ukraine (June 2023), Lviv (Autumn 2023) and Online-Tutorials. 

    As an author, I am working on several books about the subject "Construction Management".

  • Sabbatical 2022
    Location: New Zealand (in winter season!), England, Germany, Swiss, Italy, Austria
    Time: Feb 2022 - Nov 2022
    Tasks: Biking (>8.000 km) and Hiking
    For more details, please watch here!  

 

  • Full professor
    Institution: University of Applied Sciences in Hesse
    Faculty: Civil Engineering, Subject "Construction Management"
    Location: Hesse, Germany
    Time: Feb 2017 - Oct 2021
    Subject: Teaching the subject "Construction Management" on Bachelor and Master level
    Responsibilities for teaching the following courses:
    • fabrication techniques (manufacturing technologies and construction equipment)
    • fabrication techniques (for special foundation works and tunnel works)
    • work planning (acquisition, tendering, cost estimations)
    • time scheduling (basics with MS Project)
    • site management (duties of a site manager)
    • international project management (acquisition and tendering for projects worldwide)
    • basic of international construction contracts (legal systems, FIDIC, NEC)
    For more details, please watch here (with best evaluations results of whole faculty)!

 

  • Consulting engineer
    Company: Codema International GmbH
    Location: Offenbach and Phillippsthal, Germany
    Time: Jun 2016 - Jan 2017
    Project:
    • Kainite crystallisation and flotation plant by K+S AG, with a contract value of EUR 180 million


    Responsibilities:
    • coordinating civil, mechanical and electrical works on site on behalf of the client K+S AG
    • time scheduling
    • planning logistics on site for the civil, mechanical and electrical works
    • managing the most relevant construction meetings and management meetings on site between client (K+S) and approx. 20 (sub)contractors

 

  • PhD research associate, lecturer and postdoc
    Company: University of the German Federal Armed Forces (UniBwM)
    Faculty: Civil Engineering, Institute for Construction Management
    Location: Munich, Germany
    Time: Jan 2012 - Mar 2016 (in full time)
    Time: Oct 2008 - Dec 2011 (in part time)
    Responsibilities:
    • Doctorate on the following subject:
      Titel: "Project management of large-scale projects in the pre-contract phase"
      Subtitel: "Improvement of the project management of large-scale projects in the tendering phase by analysing the disruptive factors and the conflict potential of construction processes"
      Completed: Dec. 2015 with "magna cum laude" (‚Üí Dr.-Ing.)
    • Lecturer of the following courses:
      - cost estimations
      - special foundation works
      - tunnel works
      - international construction projects
      - basics about international construction contracts (FIDIC, NEC)
      - risk management and other courses as required
    For more details, please watch here!

 

  • Project manager and tender manager for large-scale projects worldwide
    Company: BAUER Technologies (BAUER is a world leader in special foundation works)
    Location: Schrobenhausen, Germany (BAUER HQ)
    Time: Oct 2008 - Dec 2011
    Projects:
    • Mosul Dam Rehabilitation Project (Iraq), with a tender sum of EUR 2 billion (cut-off wall of approx. 200 m depth and more than 5 km length)
      ‚Üí Location of the site here on Google Maps

      Source: own pictures  |  click to enlarge

      Mossul-Staudamm
      Mossul-Staudamm

      Main Dam of approx. 2.3 km length

      Mossul-Staudamm

      Spillway

      Mossul-Staudamm

      Intake Structure during a sand storm

      Mossul-Staudamm

      Main Dam seen from downstream with river Tigris

      Mossul-Staudamm

      View from upper reservoir down on dam site

      Mossul-Staudamm

      Visit to a restaurant in Erbil, Iraq
      I love challenging circumstances!

    • Rehabilitation of Center Hill Dam (Tennessee, USA), cut-off wall for an existing hydro power plant with a contract value of USD >100 million¬†
      ‚Üí Location of the site here on Google Maps
      Center Hill-Staudamm Center Hill-Staudamm

      Source: BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH

    • Punatsangcchu HEP (Bhutan), cut-off wall for a new hydro power plant with a contract value of EUR 10 million
      ‚Üí Location of the site here on Google Maps
      Punatsangcchu HEP, Bhutan Punatsangcchu HEP, Bhutan

      Source: BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH

    • Mater Stop Box (Dublin, Ireland), construction pit of an underground station
    • Crossrail London - Lot C310 (London, England), construction pit of an underground station
    • Kishanganga HEP (Kashmir, India), cut-off wall for a new hydro power plant
      ‚Üí Location of the site here on Google Maps
    • and other projects for special foundation works (cut-off walls, diaphragm walls, construction pits, foundations, piles) worldwide.

    Responsibilities:
    Work planning, cost estimation and bid preparation (tendering) including process and equipment engineering, analysis of personnel requirements, planning of site installations/ camps/ special security measures, geological determinations and assumptions, quantity estimations, time scheduling, cost analysis and cost verifications, risk analysis and preparation of method statements.

 

  • Tender engineer (‚Üí work planner and cost estimator) for projects worldwide
    Company: DYWIDAG International GmbH
    Location: Munich, Germany
    Time: Jan 2006 - Jun 2008
    Projects:
    • hydro power plant project at Setif-Hodna, Algeria
    • mercury decontamination Project at river Nura, Kazakhstan (decontamination of river Nura and a closed tungsten carbide production facility around the village of Temirtau from very high mercury contaminations)
    • Conventional Center Kigali and Kibuye, Ruanda
    • water supply and waste water treatment facilities Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina-Faso
    • Airport Link Tripoli, Libya (tendering and cost estimation of several bridges)
    • and other projects worldwide

    Responsibilities:
    Work planning, cost estimation and bid preparation (tendering) including process and equipment engineering, analysis of personnel requirements, planning of site installations/ camps/ special security measures, quantity estimations, time scheduling, cost analysis and cost verifications, risk analysis.

 

  • Claim manager and acting project manager
    Company: DYWIDAG Saudi Arabia Co. Ltd.
    Location: Jubail, Saudi Arabia
    Time: Aug 2005 - Jan 2006
    Projects:
    • Direct Reduction Plant Project (Saudi Iron and Steel Company Ltd. | "Hadeed")
      ‚Üí Location of the site here on Google Maps

      Source: own pictures  |  click to enlarge

      Site board with "Safety Award"

      Heat stress relief areas (Temp >35¬į C)

      Foundations with large built-in parts

      Concreting large foundations for hot rolling mill

      Setup for a pile load test

      Kharagauli Water Supply

      Measurements during pile load test

    • Sharq Cooling Tower Project (Eastern Petrochemical Company)
    • and other projects in "Jubail Industrial Area"

    Responsibilities:
    • site management
    • claim management
    • assistance to CEO at DSA Headquarters in Jubail

 

  • Site manager¬†
    Company: DYWIDAG Saudi Arabia Co. Ltd.
    Location: Yanbu al-Bahr, Saudi Arabia
    Time: Sep 2004 - Aug 2005
    Project:
    • New Cement Mill No. 3 in Line 4 of Yanbu Cement Company (YCC), with a contract value of EUR 10 million (for civil works only; total approx. EUR 25 million), turnkey project in a consortium with KHD and ABB, FIDIC Yellow Book
      ‚Üí Location of the site here on Google Maps

      Source: own pictures  |  click to enlarge

      YGM-Baustelle in Saudi-Arabien

      Layout site | click to enlarge

      YGM-Baustelle in Saudi-Arabien

      Layout site | click to enlarge

      YGM-Baustelle in Saudi-Arabien

      Mill Building during construction

      YGM-Baustelle in Saudi-Arabien

      Installation of pre-cast girders (40 tons) with a 350 tons mobile crane

      YGM-Baustelle in Saudi-Arabien

      "Safety First" - site manager checks on scafolding

      YGM-Baustelle in Saudi-Arabien

      very high grades of reinforcement

      Reconstruction of a silo roof in 78 m height above ground (left: Red Sea, right: desert)

      View of construction site from cement silo


    Responsibilities:
    • site management
    • managing concrete supply (concrete B45 was supplied from a concrete plant in Yanbu al-Bahr in 85 km distance, which had not sufficient experience in producing concrete of grade "B45" in hot climates)
    • time scheduling for the consortium (DYWIDAG, KHD and ABB)
    • managing a workforce of 250 labours from Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia

 

  • Project manager (East-Europe)
    Company: DYWIDAG International GmbH
    Location: Munich, Germany | Georgia | Romania
    Time: Jan 2004 - Sep 2004
    Projects:
    • Waste water treatment facility in Bukarest (Romania), tender preparation and submission
    • Rehabilitation of public infrastructure facilities, Phase I (Georgia), with a contract value of EUR 3 million (financed by KfW-Bank)
      ‚Üí Location of the site here on Google Maps

      Source: own pictures  |  click to enlarge

      Kharagauli Water Supply

      Project information boards along the way

      Kharagauli Water Supply

      Local lifting equipment on a scrap yard

      Kharagauli Water Supply

      Offloading with local lifting equipment
      (of Russian origin with hand starter)

      Kharagauli Water Supply

      Offloading with local lifting equipment

      Kharagauli Water Supply

      Storage of drinking water pipes on sand beds

      Kharagauli Water Supply

      Due to lack of hotels in this remote area we got a "family accommodation"

      Kharagauli Water Supply

      At the Ministry of Finances in Tbilisi arranging documents for tax-free delivery and customs clearance

      Kharagauli Water Supply

      Archaeological findings on the route of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline near Achalziche

      Kharagauli Water Supply

      Visiting the "Datscha of Stalin" in Georgia

      Kharagauli Water Supply

      Inside the "Datscha of Stalin"


      Responsibilities:
      Management of a supply contract for a water supply system for six remote villages in Georgia (located around the Borjomi-Kharagauli-National Park). The contract included the tax-free delivery of 30 km of water pipes diameter up to 450 mm, additional equipment, chlorination and pumping station. Finalizing all documents for the required tax-free delivery to Georgia with all responsible authorities in Tbilisi/Georgia.

 

  • Head of Work Planning Department on site and site engineer for "Intake Building"
    Company: DYWIDAG International GmbH
    Location: Lamjung, Nepal
    Time: Aug 2002 - Dec 2003
    Project: 
    • Middle Marsyangdi Hydro Electric Power Project (MMHEP), with a contract value of EUR >200 million (only civil works; ~85% financed by KfW-Bank), hydro power plant with 70 MW power output, FIDIC Red Book¬†
      ‚Üí Location of the site here on Google Maps
      ‚Üí Additional tasks on site: claim management for claims related to delays

      Source: own pictures and own videos  |  click to enlarge

      MMHEP in Nepal

      Layout site | click to enlarge

      MMHEP in Nepal

      Layout site | click to enlarge

      MMHEP in Nepal

      Spillway area during excavation

      MMHEP in Nepal

      Spillway area during excavation

      MMHEP in Nepal

      Drilling of boreholes for tunnel excavation

      MMHEP in Nepal

      Rock surface of Power Tunnel with boreholes

      MMHEP in Nepal

      Excavation of Desander Cavern

      MMHEP in Nepal

      Construction of Spillway (2007)

      MMHEP in Nepal

      My office of the work planning department

      MMHEP in Nepal

      Offices, camps and other site installations

      MMHEP in Nepal

      What is dangerous on such a project? To have military people (RNA) and explosives around you. Why? Because Maoist didn't like military people and did like explosives.

      What else is dangerous on such a project? Traveling by car from Kathmandu to site. It took in average approx. 5 hours to travel 160 km and during monsoon season it was impossible to travel by car and we had to use helicopters.  

      Cycling on the Annapura trail  |
      Donkeys on the Annapurna trail

      Cycling on the Annapura trail  |
      In the background you can see the Manaslu mountain range (>8.000 m asl)

      Cycling on the Annapura trail  |
      What else ist dangerous? Suspension bridges over the Marsyangdi River - especially to cycle on these bridges!

      Cycling on the Annapura trail  |  During and after monsoon season some of the paths are just washed away  |  Water or rainfall can be really powerful  

      Cycling on the Annapura trail  |
      Guess: Who has the better arguments and who should give way?

      Hiking on the Annapura trail  |
      I like to work in countries where other people would like to spend their holidays  | And I like foreign cultures

      MMHEP in Nepal

      Hiking on the Annapura trail  |  on the way to Thorong La Pass (5.500 m asl)  | 
      In the background you can see the Annapurna mountain range (>8.000 m asl)

      Location here on Google Maps

      MMHEP in Nepal

      Hiking on the Annapura trail  |
      Khagbeni/Kali Gandaki River after crossing Thorong La Pass  |  at Border to Kingdom of Mustang  |
      In the background: the "deepest valley" of the world: located between Annapurna range (left) and Dhaulagiri range (to the right)

       

      Video: Blast of rock material on L/B Spillway

       
       

      Video: Famous "Desander Party" with client (NEA), consultant (Fichtner) and employees of DDCJV in desandern cavern

       
       

      Video: Cycling Valley of Besisahar | passing village of Udipur and Powerhouse construction site during excavation works

       

    Responsibilities:
    • in charge of the Department for Work Planning on site: Preparing time schedules (with Primavera, SureTrak) and detailed execution plans with construction sequences for the Spillway, Rockfill Dam, Diversion Tunnel, Inlet Building, Desander Caverns, Power Tunnel, Surge Tank, Penstock and Power House and all site installations
    • quantity take-off and quantity estimate of all site constructions
    • analysing acceleration possibilities and costs
    • claim management for claims related to delays with a value of approx. EUR 10 million
    • section site engineer for the "Inlet Building" and the "Desander Caverns" (responsible for approx. 200 engineers and labours from Nepal and India)

    Remarks:
    End of December 2003 the MMHEP site was temporarily closed due to civil war in Nepal. During autumn 2003 the construction site was located on the "contact line" between Maoists and Royal Nepalese Army. Several incidents involving fatalities on and around the site lead to an evacuation of all employees.

 

  • Work planning engineer
    Company: DYWIDAG International GmbH
    Location: Munich, Germany
    Time: Jan 2002 - Aug 2002
    Project:
    • Storage facilities for nuclear waste materials at the nuclear power plants Grohnde und Brokdorf (Germany)
    • Waste water treatment plant in Teheran (Iran)
    • Water supply projects in Burkina Faso and Guatemala

    Responsibilities:
    • scheduling
    • formwork planning
    • quantity take-off and quantity estimates
    • technical tender planning

 

  • Controller
    Company: DYWIDAG International GmbH
    Location: Mumbai, India
    Time: Jun 2002 - Jul 2002 (4 weeks) 
    Project:
    • Rehabilitation of Bandra Collector Tunnel ("Rehab")

    Responsibilities:
    • quantity survey on site (in tunnel)
    • solving a serious cost and billing problem on site

 

  • Acting project manager
    Company: DYWIDAG International GmbH
    Location: Mumbai, India
    Time: Feb 2001 (4 weeks)
    Project:
    • Rehabilitation of Bandra Collector Tunnel ("Rehab")
     
  • Site manager (2nd)
    Company: DYWIDAG International GmbH
    Location: Dharawi-Slum, Mumbai, India
    Time: Jun 2001 - Dec 2001
    Project:
    • Rehabilitation of Bandra Collector Tunnels, with a contract value of EUR 16 million (financed by World-Bank), refurbishment of a 5.5 km long waste water tunnel with inner diameters of 2.25 to 3.50 m,¬†FIDIC Red Book
      ‚Üí Location of the site here on Google Maps

      Source: own pictures and own videos  |  click to enlarge

      Rehab-Baustelle in Indien

      Problem: huge cavities around old waste water tunnel

      Rehab-Baustelle in Indien

      Junction-Shaft: shunting operations in 40 m depth

      Rehab-Baustelle in Indien

      Ring building with an "erector made in India"

      Rehab-Baustelle in Indien

      Transport of segments for ring building

      Rehab-Baustelle in Indien

      Finished ring building

      Rehab-Baustelle in Indien

      Kherwadi site during monsoon

       

      Video: Ride with tunnel locomotive from Dharawi-Shaft towards Junction-Shaft

       
       

      Video: Taxi drive to Dharavi site with a Tuk Tuk
      (on Dharavi Depot Road)

       

    Responsibilities:
    • in charge of the segment factory on site and a segment production of 112 precast tunnel segments/working day
    • rehabilitation of a tunnel section by drill and blast
    • managing a workforce of 400 Indian engineers and labours

 

  • Structural engineer for civil works
    Company: DYWIDAG International GmbH
    Location: Munich, Germany
    Time: Jan 2001 - Jun 2001
    Projects:
    • Metro-Station "Connaught Place", Metro Delhi, India
    • Underground parking at Spree-Karree (Berlin, Germany)

 

  • Structural engineer for building works
    Company: DYWIDAG International GmbH
    Location: Munich, Germany
    Time: Apr 2000 - Dec 2000
    Projects:
    • Shopping and business centre Poing, Germany
    • New faculty for physics at University of Goettingen, Germany
    • Factory of Infineon for semi-conductor production, Regensburg, Germany
    • and other projects

 

  • Trainee as a site engineer (voluntary work on a development aid project)
    Organization: Deutsch S√ľdafrikanisches Jugendwerk (DSJW)
    Company: Van Rensburg, Gill & Associates Company, South Africa
    Location: Skuinsdrift, South Africa
    Time: Apr 1998 - Jul 1998
    Project:
    • Madikwe Rural Development Program (MRDP), located at Pella, Madikwe District, South Africa
      ‚Üí Location of the site of "Community Hall at Pella Dam Village" here on Google Maps

      Source: own pictures  |  click to enlarge

      MRDP, Pella (S√ľdafrika)

      Village at Pella Dam

      MRDP, Pella (S√ľdafrika)

      Building a school with a toilet house

      MRDP, Pella (S√ľdafrika)

      Unskilled village people construct their own toilet house

      MRDP, Pella (S√ľdafrika)

      Building a school

      MRDP, Pella (S√ľdafrika)

      Pancakes for children in local kindergarten

      MRDP, Pella (S√ľdafrika)

      Local kindergarten of Skuinsdrif

      Source: own pictures | click to enlarge


    Responsibilities:
    Site management for infrastructure facilities like kindergartens, schools, community halls, public toilets and others in rural communities and very remote areas around Pella with no electricity and no running water on behalf of Van Rensburg, Gill & Associates Company (South Africa).

 

  • Trainee as a site engineer
    Company: DYWIDAG International GmbH
    Location: Mumbai, India
    Time: Aug 1996 - Dec 1996
    Project: 
    • Bandra and Worli Outfalls, with a contract value of DM ~120 million¬† |¬† EUR ~60 million respectively (financed by World-Bank)
      ‚Üí Location of the site here on Google Maps (waste water treatment plant and shaft at Worli)

      Source: own pictures  |  click to enlarge

      Baustellen-Fertigteilwerk in Indien

      Formworks of segment production on site

      Zugangsschacht Tunnel (ca. 65 m tief) in Indien

      Calibrating steam cycle in segment production to increase productivity

      Baustellen Worli

      Site Worli with TBM parts and shaft

      Baustelle Worli

      Site Worli with TBM parts

      Aufbau TBM in Indien

      Lowering "Inner-Kelly" of TBM down the Worli shaft

      Marine Works f√ľr Tunnelausl√§sse in Indien

      Worli shaft (depth: 70 m)

      Aufbau TBM in Indien

      Boring head of TBM with 32 roller discs

      Marine Works f√ľr Tunnelausl√§sse in Indien

      Jackup for drilling risers with a vertical drilling machine

      Offshore-Arbeiten

      View on Marine Works

      Offshore-Arbeiten

      Installation of GFR risers

      Source: own pictures | click to enlarge


    Responsibilities:
    • research work how to increase tunnel segment production (steam curing cycle) in the site factory
    • TBM erection at Worli shaft (Wirth Gripper-TBM)
    • supervising raiser constructions (marine works)

 


 

  • Vocational training
    Subject: certified dispute solver in construction   
    Institute: DGA-Bau 
    Location: Munich, Germany
    Time: Jan 2019 - May 2019 (120 hours)
    For more details, please watch here! 

 

  • Vocational training
    Subject: business mediator   
    Institute: Akademie Perspektivenwechsel
    Location: Munich, Germany
    Time: Nov 2015 - April 2017 (200 hours)
    For more details, please watch here! 

 

  • Vocational training
    Subject: Underground excavation by drill and blast (blasting licence for tunnel works)   
    Institute: Sprengschule Dresden
    Location: Dresden, Germany
    Time: Feb 2008 (2 weeks course)

 

  • Vocational training
    Subject: Health and saftey on site (HSE)
    Institute: Berufsgenossenschaft Bau
    Location: Hameln, Germany
    Time: various courses finalized in Dec 2002

 

  • University studies
    Subject: Business Economics and Business Management
    Institute: University of Applied Sciences Biberach
    Location: Biberach, Germany
    Time: Jan 2005 - Oct 2007 (extra occupational)
    Final Grade: "with distinction"

 

  • University studies
    Subject: Civil Engineering
    Institute: University of Hanover
    Location: Hanover, Germany
    Time: Oct 1993 - Mar 2000
    Final Grade: "with distinction"

 


 

  • Voluntary work
    Type of work: university teacher
    Institute: Lviv University Polytechnic National University (LPNU)
    Location: Lviv, Ukraine
    Time: Dec 2022 - Feb 2023 (preparing tutorials for LPNU)
    Time: Feb 2023 - Mar 2023 (teaching in Ukraine for 3 weeks on daily basis)
    Course: "Project Management for infrastructure projects"
    For further details please click here! 

 

  • Voluntary work
    Type of work: university teacher
    Institute: University of Applied Sciences Nuremberg
    Location: Nuremberg, Germany
    Time: 2014 - 2016
    Course: "M5.2 Internationale Construction Markets"  

 

  • Voluntary work
    Type of work: university teacher
    Institute: University of Apllied Sciences Biberach
    Location: Biberach, Germany
    Time: 2011 - 2013
    Course: "International Project Management"

 


last updated: August 2023

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