Nine candidates are competing for the title of the Construction Engineer of the Year, awarded by the Estonian Association of Construction Entrepreneurs; one of these candidates is Johannes Pello, who was nominated for creating the engineering solutions of the Porto Franco Centre.
It is the seventh year for the Estonian Association of Construction Engineer to select the Construction Engineer of the Year. The purpose of the competition is to recognise the best engineers or research educators working in the field of construction, and to help to raise the prestige of construction engineers’ profession.
For the first time in Estonia’s history the Porto Franco centre is being built at a distance of mere 16 metres from the sea, while having three underground storeys. One of the nominees for the title of the Construction Engineer of the Year is an authorised construction engineer Johannes Pello, a lecturer at the Tallinn University of Technology and a designer at Johannes Pello IB OÜ, who designed the 13 metres deep foundation pit of Porto Franco, the load-bearing wall of bored piles with the anchors and the bearing piles of the building complex.
The winner of the title of the Construction Engineer of the Year will be announced on 27 November at the conference “Construction 2020+. The bridge of the future.” organised by professional associations of the construction industry and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications.