Professor Manfred Bandmann’s retirement
By: Stefanie Posch
In October 2010 Professor Manfred Bandmann gave up his active work as Chairman of the Board of Directors of BG Bau and took retirement. From 2001 to 2009, alongside his main activities, he also sat was on the Board of Directors and Advisory Council of STUVA. In November 2009, to mark his retirement, Professor Bandmann was appointed an honorary member of STUVA. This appointment is an expression of gratitude for his successful work for STUVA over many years. Professor Bandmann has been highly praised for his work on behalf of STUVA, in particular for his concern for occupational safety in underground construction. Many current research projects in this area were initiated by him and were followed through by STUVA with the support of BG Bau.
Through his wider involvement in the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) and in several major EU projects, Professor Bandmann has promoted the work of STUVA energetically. It is not least as a result of his work that occupational safety in underground construction has achieved the high status it deserves. He has made a significant contribution to protecting the lives and health of those employed in this field. His numerous presentations at STUVA conferences and ITA conventions, together with his booklets and publications, have promulgated the insights he has gained, and have advanced their practical implementation in the construction industry.
The STUVA Board of Directors and Managing Directors would like to give Professor Bandmann their best wishes for his health and personal happiness in this fresh period of his life.