Students visit SPITZKE construction site
Budding civil engineers look around Nikolassee grade separation structure
Insight into daily work on the track: At the end of June, 17 civil engineering students visited the SPITZKE construction site at Berlin's urban railway station in Nikolassee. At the initiative of the client, Deutsche Bahn AG (DB AG), the group and their lecturer, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Christoph Thiel, of BTU Cottbus visited the grade separation structure of urban railway lines 1 and 7 and a railway bridge in Spanischen Allee. The site supervisors of DB AG, Ralf Burmeister and Christian Reder, and Jan Dölves, project manager of SPITZKE SE, informed the students about the pending work, current progress and the construction schedule. Torsten Seifert, personnel manager at SPITZKE, said: "We involve students during their studies and in this way are able to show them practical examples of their later areas of work."
In total, the SPITZKE Structural Engineering/Projects Division will be renewing 18 superstructures on eight railway bridges on the mainline and urban railway line between Berlin-Wannsee and Berlin-Grunewald railway stations. The work is due for completion by June 2014.