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SCIA Students Contest 2023 Winners Announced

HASSELT, Belgium, Oct 18, 2023 – SCIA, the European market leader in structural analysis software and part of the Nemetschek group, announces the winners of its SCIA Students Contest 2023.

The idea is that students who use SCIA Engineer can show us their art of structural design. This way students can maximize their exposure and show the international industry their work. Not only do winners receive extensive media attention, they also get a money prize. 

This year, the jury had the very difficult task to pick just three winners because the technical quality all the participating projects was really high. Also the topics of the presented works were very interesting. All the participants showed a high level of expertise in the field of their studies. At SCIA, we’re very happy that these talented young people will soon join the ranks of civil engineers and will shape our future. 

After a long and serious discussion the jury selected 3 winning projects: 


Lukas Lethmate, Germany, Hochschule Bochum
Pedestrian and cycle bridge Castle Park BedBurg

“The jury was impressed by the very nice design of a slender bridge geometry using a combination of steel and glulam elements. The student used a variety of loads (pedestrian, wind, …) and performed a linear and nonlinear analysis on the structure including 2nd order effects.”


Stipe Mandić, Bosnia Herzegovina, Fakultet građevinarstva, arhitekture i geodezije Sveučilišta u Mostaru 
Calculation of a residential building.

“A good usage of the BIM workflow was illustrated, going from Allplan to Scia Engineer. In Scia Engineer, different functionalities were used like seismic analysis with the IRS model, concrete design and masonry elements.”


João Victor Cordeiro Barros, Brasil, Universidade Federal De Pernambuco – Centro Academico Do Agrest
Structural design of a steel hangar composed of frames formed by laminated profiles

“The student makes use of the full workflow during the design of a Steel Hanger:  linear analysis, stability analysis and non-linear analysis including imperfections and 2nd order effects.”

Entries for the next SCIA Student Contest 2024 has already started! To participate, visit

About SCIA

Founded in 1974, SCIA has become one of the world’s leading developers of structural design and analysis software that supports the Open BIM process. SCIA is a wholly owned subsidiary of the globally operating Nemetschek Group, a pioneer for digital transformation in the AEC industry. SCIA’s core purpose is to help users to create their best structural designs. To do so, the company provides powerful, cutting-edge software through a continual process of improvement, innovation and customer input. More information at

Nitin Patil
Nitin Patil
Editor and Director of Content, Nitin completed his Master's in Mass Communication & Journalism and having 13 years of work experience as an editor, content writer with renowned international technical magazines and media companies. He is associated with CAD,CAM industry since 2008.

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