Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Josef Hegger

Mies-van-der-Rohe-Str. 1
Room 623
52074 Aachen

Tel.: +49 (0)241 80-25170
Fax: +49 (0)241 80-22335
E-Mail: jhegger@imb.rwth-aachen.de

Personal Data

31.10.1954 in Tönisvorst, NRW
married, one daughter


Elementary school in Vorst near to Krefeld
Public high school Thomaeum Kempen


Studies of Civil Engineering at the RWTH Aachen University (Germany)
PhD, Technical University of Braunschweig (Germany), topic: Einfluss der Verbundart auf die Grenztragfähigkeit von Spannbetonbalken (Influence of bond type on the capacity of prestressed concrete girders)

Professional Career

Research associate at the Technical University of Braunschweig (Germany) with Prof. Kordina
Project engineer and project manager in the construction industry at Philipp Holzmann AG, Frankfurt/Main: Project Manager of the high-rise buildings Trianon and Japan Center
since 09/1993
Professor for Structural Concrete and Head of the Institute of Structural Concrete at RWTH Aachen University
since 04/1994
Authorized expert for structural engineering in the field of structural concrete and associate partner at H+P Ingenieure GmbH
since 02/1997
since 05/1998
Convenor of Execution of structures DIN 1045-3
Authorized expert of the German federal railway organisation
Member of several technical committees at the German Institute for Building Technology (DIBt) (e.g. structural concrete, prestressed concrete, detailing of reinforcement and members)
Speaker of the Collaborative Research Center 532 “Textile Reinforced Concrete - Development of a new technology"
Member of DFG review board for Structure Engineering and Architecture
declined an offer of a professorship at TU Braunschweig
since 02/2005
Member of Akademie der Wissenschaften
since 01/2009
Convenor of NA 005-07-01 AA "Design of concrete structures", German mirror committee of CEN/TC 250/SC 2, ISO/TC 71/SC 5, ISO/TC 71/SC 6
since 01/2009
Member and German representative at CEN/TC 250/SC 2/WG 1 "Coordination and Editorial Panel"
since 01/2010
since 04/2012
Chief Editor of the annual Handbook "Stahlbeton aktuell", Beuth-Verlag, Berlin
Vice-Dean, Faculty of Civil Engineering, RWTH Aachen University
since 05/2012
Convenor of the CEN-Taskgroup CEN/TC 250/SC 2/WG 1/TG 4 "Shear, Punching, Torsion"
since 02/2014
Chief Editor of the journal Bauingenieur (civil engineer), publisher: Springer VDI
Member of the senate and Joint Committee of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation)
since 09/2015
Member of the Project Team 1 for the new Draft of Eurocode 2 – Design of Concrete Structures
since 10/2016
since 06/2020
Member of the fib Task Group 10.1 Model Code 2020
DFG Liaison Officer, RWTH Aachen University
since 07/2020
Region Spokesman of the Collaborative Research Centre/Transregio 280 "Construction principles of material-minimized carbon concrete structures"

Selected Memberships

Code advisory committees Civil Engineering
NA 005-07-01 AA
Design and Constrution - Mirror committee for Eurocode 2 (Convenor)
CEN/TC 250/SC 2/WG 1
Eurocode 2, Design of Concrete Structures
Projekt Team 1 for the new Draft of Eurocode 2 - Design of Concrete Structures
Cordination and Editorial Panel for Eurocode 2
Shear, Punching, Torsion (Convenor)
Authorized expert of the "Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik" (DIBt)
SVA - A - 413a
Beton-, Stahlbeton-, Spannbetonbauteile
SVA - A - 413b
SVA - A - 413c
SVA - A - 436
SVA - A - 457
SVA - A - 408
SVA - A - 449
Managing Board of the Deutscher Ausschuss für Stahlbeton (DAfStb, German Committee for Reinfoced Concrete)
NAD zum EC2 (EN 1992-1-1)

International Federation for Structural Concrete

TG 4.2
Ultimate limit state models
TG 6.1
TG 10.1
Prestressed hollow core floors
Model Code 2020

Selected Publications

Kueres, Dominik; Ricker, Marcus; Hegger, Josef: Improved Shear Reinforcement for Footings - PUnching Strength inside Shear-Reinforced Zone. In: ACI Structural Journal 114, 6/2017, pp. 1445-1456, DOI 10.14359/51689499
Kueres, Dominik; Siburg, Carsten; Herbrand, Martin; Claßen, Martin; Hegger, Josef: Uniform Design Method for punching shear in flat slabs and column bases. In: Engineering Structures 136, 2017, pp. 149-164, DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2016.12.064
Teworte, Frederik; Herbrand, Martin; Hegger, Josef: Structural Assessment of Concrete Bridges in Germany - Shear Resistance under Static and Fatigue Loading. In: Structural Engineering International 25, 3/2015, pp. 266-274, DOI 10.2749/101686615X14210663188411
Scholzen, Alexander; Chudoba, Rostislav; Hegger, Josef: Thin-walled shell structures made of textile reinforced concrete (Part II): Experimental characterization, ultimate limit state assessment and numerical simulation. In: Structural Concrete 16, 1/2015, pp. 115-124, DOI: 10.1002/suco.201400046.
Shams, Ali; Horstmann, Michael; Hegger, Josef: Experimental investigations on textile-reinforced concrete (TRC) sandwich sections. In: Composite Structures, 118/2014, pp. 643-653, DOI:10.1016/j.compstruct.2014.07.056.
Chudoba, Rostislav; van der Woerd, Jan; Hegger, Josef; Schmerl, Matthias: ORICRETE - Modeling support for design and manufacturing of folded concrete structures. In: Advances in engineering software. Barking: Elsevier Science Publ., 2013, online-publication. ISSN 0141-1195, 0965-9978.
Teworte, Frederik; Hegger, Josef: Querkraftermüdung von Spannbetonträgern ohne Querkraft­bewehrung. In: Beton- und Stahlbetonbau 108, 1/2013, pp. 34-46, DOI: 10.1002/best.201200057.
Hegger, Josef; Voss, Stefan: Investigations on the load-bearing behavior and application potential of textile reinforced concrete. In: Engineering Structures 30, 7/2008, pp. 2050-2056.
Hegger, Josef; Sherif, Alaa G.; Görtz, Stephan: Investigation of pre- and postcracking shear behavior of prestressed concrete beams using innovative measuring techniques. In: ACI Structural Journal 101, 2/2004, pp. 183-192.
Hegger, Josef; Sherif, Alaa G.; Roeser, Wolfgang: Nonseismic design of beam-column joints. In: ACI Structural Journal 100, 5/2003, pp. 654-664.

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