thomas ehrhart
Dr. sc. ETH Zurich

Thomas Ehrhart

Education

  • 2015 – 2019
    PhD (Dr. sc. ETH Zurich)
    ETH Zurich, Institute of Structural Engineering
    Timber Structures (Prof. Andrea Frangi)
  • 2012 – 2014
    Master studies (Dipl.-Ing.)
    Civil Engineering Sciences and Structural Engineering
    Graz University of Technology
  • 2008 – 2012
    Bachelor studies (B.Sc.)
    Civil Engineering Sciences and Construction Management
    Graz University of Technology
  • 2000 – 2008
    Matura
    Gymnasium Dornbirn Schoren
    Natural Sciences Focus

Scientific and Professional Career

since 2023

Guest Professor for “Innovative Timber Structures” University of Stuttgart, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design

  • Concept and leading of the design class “klima.schutz.hütte”: remote alpine hut; based on a competition success within the office; 20 architecture students
  • Concept and leading of the design class “new urban potentials”: timber extension on top of an existing parking lot in the city center of Stuttgart; 20 architecture students
  • Concept and leading of the seminar “circular wood”: circular architecture and engineering with timber
  • Concept and organisation of a 5d excursion to Vorarlberg and Switzerland for architecture students with focus on timber architecture and engineering
  • Concept and organisation of the symposium “Zirkulärer Holzbau – Kreislauf statt Einweg“

since 2021

Structural Engineer Schnetzer Puskas Ingenieure AG (Basel, Zurich, Bern, Berlin)

Ongoing and finished projects

  • New build: Zürcher Oberland Medien AG reinforced concrete, excavation, and geotechnics
  • New construction Sozialversicherungsgericht Winterthur timber, reinforced concrete, excavation, and geotechnics
  • New build: school Leimbach timber, reinforced concrete, excavation, and geotechnics
  • New build & reconstruction: residential building Kalchbühl timber, masonry, reinforced concrete, excavation, and geotechnics
  • Project study: tall timber building ETH Hönggerberg timber, reinforced concrete, excavation, and geotechnics
  • New build & reconstruction: Stadelhofen SBB station timber, masonry, reinforced concrete, excavation, and geotechnics
  • New build: alpine hut Mutthorn, SAC timber
  • Reconstruction: office building Färberstrasse timber, masonry, reinforced concret

Other tasks and duties

  • Member working group 1 – EU COST Action ‘Holistic design of taller timber buildings’
  • Member working group timber structures (SPI)
  • Concept, application and co-leading of the WHFF-project ‘post-tensioned timber beams’

2019 – 2021

Postdoctoral Researcher ETH Zurich, Institute of Structural Engineering Timber Structures (Prof. Andrea Frangi)

  • Concept, application and co-leading of the WHFF-project ‘Hardwood columns’
  • Scientific support and planning of experimental tests on a timber frame connection of an 80 m tall timber building
  • Co-author of the design guide ‘Lignatec hardwood’
  • Supervision of students’ theses (5)
  • Contributions to journals (2) and conferences (2)
  • Reviewer of journal articles (5)

2015 – 2019

PhD (Dr. sc. ETH Zurich) ETH Zurich, Institute of Structural Engineering Timber Structures (Prof. Andrea Frangi)

  • Project beech glued laminated timber (FOEN Swiss Federal Office for the Environment): planning, execution, and analy-sis of experimental and numerical investigations; develop-ment of a strength grading procedure; presentation and dis-cussion of the results on a national and international level
  • COST FP 1402 (‘Basis of Structural Timber Design’): Swiss delegate Working Group ‘cross laminated timber’
  • Swiss delegate European standardisation of hardwood glued laminated timber (CEN/TC124/WG3/TG1)
  • Assistant lectures timber structures I/II (HS2015/FS2016)
  • Supervision of students’ theses (14)
  • Contributions to journals (2) and conferences (11)
  • Reviewer of journal articles (4)

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