Michael Löffler is a civil engineer and, as business unit and programme manager 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.
What client feedback has stimulated you most? When the opening date was set for the discovery lift to Altena castle.
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).