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  • Austria : Robot therapy for stroke victims
    and to raise the quality of the results The Amadeo Hand Therapy System is an innovative rehabilitation device for patients with motor disorders in the hand and fingers This new therapy robot which was developed by Tyromotion GmbH in cooperation with Graz University of Technology and specialists and therapists from the Judendorf Straßengel clinic features integrated interactive software and draws on the latest findings in neurology Its function is based on neuroplasticity the brain s basic ability to reorganise allowing intact brain areas to take over the tasks of damaged areas through targeted stimulation of the intact areas It is the first robot to be able to work on the complex area of movement of the fingers Task based therapy modules and immediate biofeedback create high attention and motivation for the patients and helps them to perform to the limits of their individual motor and sensory performance levels This project was awarded the 2008 Austrian State Prize 2008 for engineering consulting The jury recognised the added value and quality of life that this patented invention can offer to remedy a growing problem in society and also the inter disciplinary collaboration of the team that designed and built it Tyromotion GmbH

    Original URL path: http://www.efcanet.org/AboutEFCA/Members/Membersprojects/Detail.aspx?detailid=1383 (2016-02-16)
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  • Protecting St Petersburg from floods
    km is built across water The structure consists of eleven protection dams six water sluices 2 navigation openings and a 6 lane motorway with bridges tunnel and traffic interchanges passing along the crest of protection dams and approach channels to the navigation openings Consulting services and technical supervision of the main engineering structures was carried out by JSC Institute Strojproect in consortium with Royal Haskoning and JSC Geningconsult See more

    Original URL path: http://www.efcanet.org/AboutEFCA/Members/Membersprojects/Detail.aspx?detailid=1369 (2016-02-16)
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  • Extended Chip-Package co-simulation
    Consulting GmbH has developed a simulation software to test the functioning of such System in Package SIP designs to ensure their performance level before they go into production Extended Chip Package Co Simulation ECOS is a software tool for the automated creation of models for the simulation of parasitic effects in a SIP chip design For this combination of technology and IT consulting the jury of the 2008 Austrian State

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  • Passivhaus Samer Mösl, Salzburg
    efficiency and spatial quality Three buildings containing 60 attractive apartments for up to 200 residents sit between a neighbouring housing development and open grassland and water source The project combines ecological demands efficiency in building design and quality of public housing In addition it is Austria s largest multi storey timber built residential complex This project was nominated for the 2007 Austrian Consulting Prize See more projects Latest News Consulting

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  • Lighting up Changi Airport, Singapore
    position illuminating the terminal with up to 750 lx of glare free daylight At night exterior mounted artificial lighting provides improved thermal conditions Broad beamed floodlighting of the counter zones creates soft illumination of the ceiling Shielding ensures a comfortable environment and optimum vision with illumination of 350 to 400 lx The customised technology ensures huge energy savings on artificial lighting and air conditioning it provides a daylight atmosphere and is in harmony with the architects concept The jury of the 2008 Austrian State Prize for Consulting commended the project as a showpiece of Austrian engineering skill and consultancy It appreciated the judicious and creative use of technology in respect of the local architecture the function of the building and the climate The success of the technical solution was highlighted and in particular the methodology of analysis and design based on studying models under artificially produced weather conditions The jury also pointed to the ecological aspects with a significant reduction of energy for lighting and cooling to minimize environmental impact Bartenbach Lichtlabor GmbH Aldrans Innsbruck Austria See more projects Latest News Consulting engineering firms from Portugal Ireland Serbia and Spain generate between 45 and 75 of total turnover from exports

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  • Black Sea Coastal Erosion, Romania
    corresponding consolidation and maintenance measures in order to maintain the functionality of existing developments and for preserving the tourist potential of the Black Sea area Consolidation works Repair of existing alleys Reconsolidation of support walls parapets and talus preserving previously adopted aesthetic solutions Underbricking and wallbase rockfill protection Drainage and culverts for collection and water flow Rehabilitation of access stairways and alley links Aquaproiect S A See more projects Latest

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  • Who will be EFCA Young Professional of the Year in 2012?
    this exposure successfully to promote our services and expertise nationally and also as a reference in project tendering processes Peter Tinga gBou bv Netherlands COMPETITION RULES Conditions of nomination 1 Age limit 35 years 2 Having the ambition to become a leader or owner in your professional career 3 Having already made an interesting contribution to at least one project in your field of expertise e g a novel design and or as a professional manager e g development of an environmental innovative sustainable energy or cost saving solution How to enter The following information should be submitted in electronic format PDF or Word document to your national association by Monday 12 March 2012 1 Your CV including date of birth and nationality 2 Contact details at least email address telephone 3 Information on a project that exemplifies your ability including description of its innovative characteristics 2 pages max your specific contribution to it 1 page max supporting documents which may include photos drawings or publications 5 pages max details of the project s end results benefits to the client An appreciation of your contribution by your client and or line manager will be taken into account All materials are requested to be submitted in English or accompanied by a translation into English Evaluation The jury composed of members of EFCA s Board of Directors will base its decision on the following evaluation criteria the candidate s achievements to date e g business status relative to age awards education the degree of innovation exhibited by the candidate in the project presented the quality of the presentation Excess material will be negatively evaluated as will documents in languages other than English In their evaluation the judges will pay special attention to elements of sustainability innovation and communication The EFCA jury s decision will be announced by 31 March 2012 EFCA has member associations in 26 countries and is the sole European federation lobbying on behalf of engineering consultancy and related services a sector that employs around one million staff in Europe EFCA contributes with a strong and cohesive input to legislative actions of its national associations on issues affecting market conditions and also provides a networking and information platform for member firms News from the EFCA YP group The EFCA Young Professionals group is growing and is present on the EFCA website and on LinkedIn The second edition of the YP newsletter will be published in March 2012 The first edition can be downloaded from the YP section of the website A Forum will be organised by and for the YPs on 24 May 2012 in Lisbon The YP group is supported by the EFCA Board of Directors and we encourage you to link your national YP movement to the European network The EFCA group can also provide support and advice in establishing a national YP group For further details please contact yp efca be Other news Consulting engineering firms from Portugal Ireland Serbia and Spain generate between 45 and 75

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  • Hungary: Ferihegy Airport extension
    metro lines railways etc UVATERV Engineering Consultants Ltd has regularly been involved in airport design and modernization projects for more than 60 years It has taken a decisive role in the design of military NATO airports in Hungary and in other projects related to the completion of civil military and hospital heliports as well One of the most successful export projects was the design of two civil airports and five

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