Prizes and Diplomas
"2013 fib Achievement Award for Young Engineers "
Every second year fib (fédération internationale du béton, The International Federation for Structural Concrete) gives achievement awards to young engineers, one to a research engineer and one to a practitioner, selected among candidates from all over the world. This years winner for the practicing engineering will be Bente Skovseth Nyhus, an Norwegian engineer working with advanced structural concrete design with Dr.techn.Olav Olsen, a specialist on complex structures subjected to extreme loads, not suited for standard empirical design.
Bente has participated in developing a design tool for concrete structures and shown that existing structures may carry more loads than previously thought, particularly useful when offshore platforms and other structures are subjected to new and increased loads. Also she has shown new structures to be less expensive and with more even safety throughout. And important and of yet unknown value, we may be able to develop new types of structures.
Both work and Bentes candidacy is supported by the Norwegian Concrete Association.
The comapany received in May 2010 an Award for
outstanding work and design with the Adriatic
A feat of Engineering
In the year 2000, the readers of Teknisk Ukeblad - a Norwegian technical weekly - chose the Troll A platform (developed by Dr.techn.Olav Olsen for Norwegian Contractors), as the greatest engineering feat of the last century.
Recognitions for Engineering Works
A number of recognitions from clients and professional institutions and committees for its work and creativity. Dr.techn.Olav Olsen was the first Norwegian to be awarded the prestigious FIP medal and the Gustave Magnel Golden Medal, and he was also made an honorary member of the Norwegian Concrete Association.
The FIB Diploma to Younger Engineers
In the year 2003, Stein Atle Haugerud of Dr.techn.Olav Olsen a.s was awarded the FIB Diploma. The diploma is awarded every second year to an engineer under the age of 40 who has made a special contribution to the concrete industry within the areas of research, design or construction.
The award was reported in Byggeindustrien nr 8 2003: