The Solid Bautech Award Austria is given by the construction trade journal SOLID once every two years. In 2021 PORR won the main award in the International category for the “FAIR particle accelerator” project in Darmstadt. For three years already, pde has been part of this challenging but always exciting project with an experienced team for structural engineering and construction preparation.
The FAIR particle accelerator in Darmstadt is one of the world’s largest and most complex construction projects for international cutting-edge research. Unique building structures are taking shape on a plot of around 20 hectares and will provide a base from which to operate the state-of-the-art research equipment. An integrated construction plan was developed for the highly complex multinational mega-project, encompassing building construction, civil engineering and structural engineering works, along with the development and construction of the accelerator and closely aligning all of these works with the scientific experiments.