Michael Löffler is a civil engineer and, as group leader at CDM Smith, he is responsible for major international projects. He is at home in the world of tunnel construction, but his special focus is ground freezing and special heavy engineering. Some of his most exciting projects include the tunnels under the Suez Canal in Ismailia (Egypt), the new construction of the federal intelligence service building in Berlin, the North-South metro line in Cologne and the Post Tower high-rise in Bonn.
How might clients describe you? Approachable.
What’s your personal motto? Time is a question of character rather than calendar.
In your opinion: What makes CDM Smith special? CDM Smith has a team of unusually broadly based professionals and colleagues with a great deal of specialist know-how, who also work in a very friendly manner with each other and for our customers.
Why did you want to become a civil engineer? I think it’s the most creative discipline in engineering.
It takes shared responsibility and teamwork to achieve a successful outcome in a large project.
With his Altena castle discovery lift project, Michael Löffler won the first prize in the German IK-Bau NRW 2014 project competition (accessibility category).