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About Roland Bechmann

Roland is Managing Director and Partner of the international engineering consultancy Werner Sobek Stuttgart. Born in Berlin, he subsequently moved to Hanover, Germany, where he studied Structural Engineering. Having accomplished his diploma, Roland started working at Werner Sobek Stuttgart and soon rose to be appointed first principal, then general manager, at least managing director and partner.

Roland heads the department of competitions and is a specialist of project management, lightweight structures and steel constructions. He has extensive experience in various important high rise projects, such as ADAC Headquarters in Munich/Germany, the Hegau Tower in Singen/Germany and the 400 m high Olympic Tower in Nanjing/China. In addition Roland has been in charge of several complex and large-scale projects such as World Expo 2017 in Astana/Kazakhstan and the underground railway station in…


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About Roland Bechmann

Roland is Managing Director and Partner of the international engineering consultancy Werner Sobek Stuttgart. Born in Berlin, he subsequently moved to Hanover, Germany, where he studied Structural Engineering. Having accomplished his diploma, Roland started working at Werner Sobek Stuttgart and soon rose to be appointed first principal, then general manager, at least managing director and partner.

Roland heads the department of competitions and is a specialist of project management, lightweight structures and steel constructions. He has extensive experience in various important high rise projects, such as ADAC Headquarters in Munich/Germany, the Hegau Tower in Singen/Germany and the 400 m high Olympic Tower in Nanjing/China. In addition Roland has been in charge of several complex and large-scale projects such as World Expo 2017 in Astana/Kazakhstan and the underground railway station in Stuttgart/Germany.

Since 2013, Roland has been Country Representative of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

CTBUH Involvement

  • Regional Representative, Germany (2013 – Present)
  • Past Roles:
  • Annual Conference, Presenter (Shanghai 2014; Australia 2017; Chicago 2019)
  • Annual Conference, Session Chair (Middle East 2018)

Events/Initiatives Involving Roland Bechmann

Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting

Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting

20 Oct 2018, Event Report – CTBUH Leaders convened on Day 1 of the 2018 Middle East Conference for updates on…

Regional Representatives Meet at 2018 Middle East Conference

Regional Representatives Meet at 2018 Middle East Conference

20 Oct 2018, Event Report – CTBUH Chapters, Regional Representatives, and Future Leaders Committees met during…

CTBUH Leaders Connect at 2017 Conference

CTBUH Leaders Connect at 2017 Conference

29 Oct 2017, Event Report – The Annual Leaders Meeting was held the day before the start of the CTBUH 2017…

Events/Initiatives Involving Roland Bechmann

Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting
20 Oct 2018, Dubai – Event Report
CTBUH Leaders convened on Day 1 of the 2018 Middle East Conference for updates on the year's developments and to plan for 2019.
Regional Representatives Meet at 2018 Middle East Conference
20 Oct 2018, Dubai – Event Report
CTBUH Chapters, Regional Representatives, and Future Leaders Committees met during the Middle East Conference for a discussion on the Council's regional growth and global initiatives.
CTBUH Leaders Connect at 2017 Conference
29 Oct 2017, Sydney – Event Report
The Annual Leaders Meeting was held the day before the start of the CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference, bringing together the Council’s leaders.
CTBUH Germany Hosts Symposium on Technical Innovation
22 Jun 2017, Rottweil – Event Report
CTBUH Germany held a symposium to discuss the role of technical and technological innovation and its effect on the various disciplines within the construction industry.
What is the Future of Berlin’s Urban Development?
29 Mar 2017, Berlin – Event Report
CTBUH and CallisonRTKL, a design consultancy of Arcadis, organized a debate to discuss the future of development in Berlin and the role of the tall building.
CTBUH Meeting Frankfurt
28 Nov 2016, Frankfurt am Main – Event Report
A preparatory meeting for the creation of a CTBUH Germany Chapter was held on the 7th floor of the TaunusTurm in Frankfurt, kindly sponsored by Werner Sobek.
2016 CTBUH Leaders Meeting Report
16 Oct 2016, Shenzhen – Event Report
The Annual Leaders Meeting was held this year in conjunction with the 2016 Conference in China, bringing together the Council’s leaders from around the world.
CTBUH Leaders Discuss Ways to Broaden Council Membership
15 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
The leadership of the Council convened in the Leaders Meeting to participate in discussions about how to widen the Council’s reach and effectiveness.

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Roland Bechmann Related Resources

Sustainability Certification as a Tool for Design Optimization

18 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Roland Bechmann, Werner Sobek Group

2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 15 - Q & A

18 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Panel Questions & Answers

Sustainability Certification as a Tool for Design Optimization

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings
Roland Bechmann, Thomas Thuemmler & Christiane Ditzen, Werner Sobek Group

Roland Bechmann Related Papers/Research

Sustainability Certification as a Tool for Design Optimization
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Roland Bechmann, Thomas Thuemmler & Christiane Ditzen, Werner Sobek Group
The paper examines the performance of high-rise buildings according to two green building / sustainability rating tools. It reviews the potential these tools have for improving the performance of high-rise buildings, both with regard to the design…