As part of our marketing theme 2020, The Year of The Designer, we have also interviewed our own employees, structural engineers who are working at Peikko units all over the world.
Read a new story and meet Oliver Beckmann from Peikko Group.
Why have you chosen to study civil engineering?
During and after school, I have had a very broad range of interests and really was not sure what to study. But I had been building things like garden sheds, wooden entrances for buildings already in my youth so I figured that civil/constructional engineering would not be a bad choice. In addition, I preferred to work rather for people I can see and meet than within an industrial company with no contact to clients.
When did you start in Peikko and what is your job in Peikko about?
I started to work in Peikko in 2006. Initially, I was developing the German DELTABEAM® design tool and working as a project engineer. A few years ago, I changed my position to work in product development to be able to bring my experience into product novelties and improvements and support my colleagues in customer engineering, and now I am R&D Engineer in Peikko Group Product Development DELTABEAM® team.
What do you like most about your job?
The flexibility, changing and demanding tasks and the trust that our management puts on us while giving us the required freedom in our work environment.
What projects that you did in Peikko are you most proud of?
Well, there is a variety of projects. I really could not choose favorite ones. Of course, the current DELTABEAM® fire test program was a huge task with lots of thrill during the planning and execution process. We really did not know if we would actually achieve our goals and I am more than happy that everything turned out as good as it did.
What are your biggest interests outside working life?
I like running, kite-surfing and playing floorball with some friends, spending time with my family and I have continued building and repairing things on my own in our house and yard…like the renovation of my espresso-machine (see picture).
You can read more employee stories at News & Stories