Critical factors of success for hyper complex railway projects
25th January 2023, 17:00 – 19:00 (Central European Time)
Critical factors of success for hyper complex railway projects
Dipl.-Ing. Daniel Wirth, Secretary of the UEEIV
RAMS and Life cycle cost (LCC), additional critical factors for longtime success
Nino Cingolani, former Senior Vice President of Italian Railways
Chair: Dipl. Ing. Dr. Bernhard Knoll, Head of superstructure at ÖBB and Vice President of the UEEI
For more information and registration please visit: 1st Railway Talk
Frankfurt am Main, November 17, 2022
During the 42nd Federal Congress on November 12th, 2022 in Hamburg, the Association of German Railway Engineers (VDEI) elected a new Executive Committee.
Birgit Milius was elected President, replacing Thomas Mainka, who did not run for re-election after two terms in office. Joachim Warlitz was confirmed as the first Vice President for a fourth term of office. Jürgen Murach became Second Vice President. The following spokespersons for the different departments were newly elected into the Executive Committee: Svetoslava Maslinkova (Technical Equipment Department), Andreas Mack (Railway Systems Department) and Andreas Henschel (Vehicles Department). The election confirmed Reiner Altmann as spokesman for the Infrastructure Department, Lothar Legler as federal secretary and Tobias Barthel as federal treasurer.
With Birgit Milius, for the first time since the association was founded in 1949, a woman was elected for President of the honorary executive committee. “In cooperation with the association, I will work to promote public understanding of the railway system. We are facing major challenges if we are to succeed in making Deutsche Bahn fit for the future. Rail-bound transport can and will make an important contribution to solving climate change and at the same time offer attractive, modern and future-oriented jobs – we want to support this with our specialist knowledge and in cooperation with politics, business and research,” says the newly elect President of the VDEI. “I want to get people excited about the railway system, working in the railway system, but of course also for working in the association. Together with the members we will discuss how we can further develop the association in a sustainable and attractive way”. Birgit Milius works full-time at the Technical University of Berlin as head of the Department of Railway Operations and Infrastructure.
from left to right: Tobias Barthel, Svetoslava Maslinkova, Jürgen Murach, Joachim Warlitz, Birgit Milius, Lothar Legler, Reiner Altmann, Andreas Henschel. Not present: Andreas Mack
UEEIV President Olaf Scholz-Knobloch presented the new orientation of the Union of European Railway Engineer Associations during the Congress.
Photos: B. Fuhrmann Photography
Source: VDEI – Verband Deutscher Eisenbahn-Ingenieure
This year the Union of European Railway Engineers Associations (UEEIV) was present at Innotrans in Berlin with a booth in cooperation with CIFI (Collegio Ingegneri Ferroviari Italiani).
We took this opportunity to invite certified EURAIL-ING Engineers, member associations and partners to an Networking Event on 21st September. President Olaf Knobloch-Scholtz presented the new ideas and planned activities:
- Online seminars and fireside chats on exciting, current topics
- Online Seminars in cooperation with our Supporting Members
- Periodic newsletters, that include topics and products of our Supporting Members.
- A Convention every three years: European Railway Engineering Days
- Annual Networking Event in combination with a trade show
- Integration of Young Engineers
- Additional Certifications: Railway Systems Engineer and Certified Railway Expert
The Networking-Event was a great success with 40+ attendees at our booth and offered opportunities for railway engineers from all over Europe to make new contacts.
We are looking forward to another Networking Event at the next Innotrans.
InnoTrans is the world’s largest trade fair for transport technology and a media event of international importance: around 1,000 media representatives from 44 countries reported on InnoTrans 2018.
The UEEIV will participate this year with a booth in cooperation with CIFI.
We are delighted to invite you to our NETWORKING EVENT during Innotrans and present you new opportunities to cooperate with the UEEIV.
The UEEIV (Union of European Railway Engineer Associations) has gone through structural changes recently, launched a new website and renewed its strategy.
Many new activities are planned.
We take this opportunity to present You our new ideas and planned activities and cordially invite you to participate at our:
EURAIL-ING Networking Event
during the INNOTRANS in Berlin
21st September, 2022
from 4pm to 5pm
Hall 23, Stand 110
This a great opportunity to meet other EURAIL-INGs, network and learn about future events and activities of the UEEIV, that might be of interest to you.
Drinks and Snacks will await you!
Also visit our new Website: www.ueeiv.eu
Bilder: © Messe Berlin GmbH
Finally, for the first time since the beginning of the Covid pandemic, the “Railway Family” met again at the 28th International Exhibition for Track Technology (iaf) from 31st May to 02nd June 2022 in Münster (Germany).
The Union of European Railway Engineers Associations (UEEIV) was represented with its own booth, strategically located close to the member associations VDEI (Germany) and SITK (Poland), and took the chance to present its new visions and priorities for the next years to the visitors.
Especially young railway engineers showed interest in the EURAIL-ING certification provided by the UEEIV.
Furthermore, the certification “operator of track-laying machines” was relevant to many visitors from railway administrations as well as to operators of tamping machines, as this trade show is renowned for exhibiting numerous large track-laying machines in the open-air exhibition area (photo 2).
Taking the opportunity of finally meeting again, the UEEIV held its General Assembly during the iaf trade show, confirming the new orientation of the UEEIV in a mission/vision/task paper in addition to the election of the new President (Olaf Scholtz-Knobloch) and some other members of the Presidium.
With the philosophy “connect – share – certify”, the umbrella organization of the European railway engineer associations will significantly increase its activities – together with the member associations and the supporting members – and is looking forward to becoming a platform for many new members in the future.
Preview: the UEEIV will also be represented at the Innotrans Berlin from 20th to 23rd of September 2022 with an exhibition stand and is also planning a “Get-Together” for all certified EURAIL-INGs!
posted by: Dr. Bernhard Knoll, Vice President of the UEEIV