IDEA StatiCa Excellence Awards 2021 Jury

Meet the the experts who will choose the best projects

Prof. Frantisek Wald

Research Group Leader

Czech Technical University in Prague

Frantisek Wald works at Czech Technical University in Prague as Professor and Head of the Department of steel and timber structures. In his professional life, he concentrates to the connection and fire design of steel structures.

In structural steel connection design, Prof prepared the component model for column bases and the component-based finite element model of joints. He works in ECCS TC 10 Structural joints and in the Project team for the preparation of EN1993-1-8:2020.

Prof. Konstantinos Daniel Tsavdaridis

Professor of Structural Engineering

City, The University of London

Konstantinos (Kostas) Daniel Tsavdaridis is a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering at City, University of London (UK). He started his career at City, University of London as a Lecturer in Civil/Structural Engineering in 2010. 

He did a break to work in the industry as Principle Structural Stress Specialist for the Nuclear industry, and then continued his academic career at the University of Leeds as Assistant and later Associate Professor of Structural Engineering, until he joins City again, as a Full Professor of Structural Engineering in 2021.

Jaroslav Repa

Structural Engineer, Vice-Chairman

Slovak Society for Steel Structures

Graduate of the University of Transport and Communications in Žilina, specialization in construction maintenance and reconstruction of roads. He worked in VÚIS Bratislava, VPÚ Bratislava and PIO Texing Trenčín and as a civil engineer in the German company ETC Kaufering (1993-1996). He founded the company Stavokov Projekt s.r.o., Trenčín (1998), where he works as a director. Jaroslav Repa is an active member of SSOK, where he holds the position of Vice-Chairman. Jaroslav Repa is also the author of many important Slovak and foreign steel structures of industrial and sports buildings.

Prof. Walter Kaufmann

Department of Civil, Enviromental and Geomatic Engineering

ETH Zürich

Walter Kaufmann is the Chair of Structural Engineering (Concrete Structures and Bridge Design) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich.

Since 2016, he has been active in the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication (associated 2016-​2018, Lead Principal Investigator since 2018).

He is, inter alia, the Chairman of SIA Code Commission 262, Concrete Structures, member of fib Commission 2 Analysis and Design and delegate of the Swiss Group of fib (fédération internationale du béton) as well as a member of the Swiss Working Group for Bridge Research of the Federal Roads Administration.

Lubomir Sabatka


IDEA StatiCa

Lubomir is one of the pioneers of using CAE methods in structural analysis worldwide. With his team, he has been developing tools for this industry for over 30 years – Esa Prima Win, SCIA Engineer, etc. In 2009, he shifted his focus to the design of structural members, the use of cloud technology, and BIM adoption. He aims to fill in missing pieces in the global workflow of structural engineers and fabricators.

Dana Wangler

Head of Bridges Department