Plenary Lecture

Plenary Lecture 3 Design and Execution of the Exhibition Hall 3 in Frankfurt/main Germany
Date / Time 10 December 2019, Tuesday / 09:00 - 09:40 hrs
Venue Lecture Theatre 6
Speaker Richard Stroetmann
Institute of Steel and Timber Construction, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany


The exhibition hall 3, with 38,000 m2 of space on two levels, was built to expand the Frankfurt am Main trade fair location. An outstanding architectural feature is the 165 m wide self-supporting.hall roof. After a general introduction, this article deals with the supporting structure of the hall roof and its static and dynamic calculation. After descriptions of the structural design, the production and assembly as well as the quality assurance of the tubular structure are described.


Professor Richard Stroetmann is currently a Professor for steel construction, Director of the Institute of Steel and Timber Construction and Vice Dean of the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD). He is also the Germany General manager and partner of the company of consulting engineers, “Krebs und Kiefer” (, and a proofing engineer for structural engineering and buildings. He received his PhD from Technical University Darmstadt in 1999 and Diploma in Civil Engineering from Technical University Darmstadt and University Kaiserslautern in 1994. He has more than 30 years of experience as a practicing engineer and academic researcher. Professor Stroetmann is actively involved in developing and shaping the engineering standards and practice. He is the vice chair of the European Convention for Constructional Steelwork (ECCS), Technical Committee 8 - Structural Stability, Member of the CEN working groups for EUROCODE 3, part 1‐1 (general rules and rules forbuildings) and part 1‐12 (HSS), German committee for standardization in civil engineering (NABau), NA 005‐08‐16 AA structural design of steel structures (Eurocode 3), among others.