This year, the Young Engineers’ Forum was organized for the fourteenth time by the Hungarian Asphalt Industry Association (HAPA). A total of 18 engineers under the age of 35 were able to give lectures on transport.
SWIETELSKY Magyarország Kft was represented by Viktor Fogarasi, a civil engineer, who won the first prize. It is a reward for you to attend the next EAPA (European Asphalt Pavement Association) conference abroad free of charge. The value of the fee is HUF 600,000.
He gave a presentation on the bridge-related challenges of the M85 motorway. And we asked him himself what the secret of success was.
“I think I managed to give this presentation by making the execution interesting for the audience. In my presentation, I gave an insight into the details and challenges of the construction work processes of the longest structure implemented in the project. I presented, among other things, the construction of the pre- and backfills, hauling, the construction of supports, the process of supporting lifts, and the concreting of the track slab. I illustrated with solutions, drawings and photos the solutions we found to the difficulties encountered during the project. ”
– says the graduate civil engineer, who graduated from the Faculty of Engineering of the National University of Uzhgorod. SWIETELSKY has been strengthening the Hungary team for 3 years.
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His first project was the construction of an intermodal junction in Kaposvár, he participated as a workplace engineer. A year later, he took over the work already underway to build the M85 motorway, which was soon dragged through by the epidemic.
“There were several problems during the pandemic period. On the one hand, there was a shortage of staff, because many people fell ill, and on the other hand, the transport was stalled due to the border lock: no cement arrived at the concrete plant in Sopron, so the construction was delayed. It took a very precise organization to cut this. ”
As a civil engineer, that was his job. The problem was solved with shifts provided and extra capacity, as well as an operation that required great care.
“Once the bridgeheads are finished, we raise the girders at a faster rate than usual, after a thorough inspection. With these well-designed solutions, we have managed to catch up. ”
The performances were evaluated on the basis of the votes of the audience of nearly 110 people, of which Viktor Fogarasi received the most. The young engineer was also enriched with new information, as all the speakers at the conference tried to share novelties and innovations with the participants. The Viktor Award is also a foreign challenge, because at the next EAPA (European Asphalt Pavement Association) conference you will not only be able to attend as a simple participant, but will also be invited as a speaker.