We wish to offer our warm congratulations to Carmen Marock on having been awarded the Schöck Innovation in Construction Award in 2019 for her outstanding Master’s thesis “Theoretical investigations on the influence of a normal tensile on the shear bearing behaviour of reinforced concrete members without shear reinforcement”. The award, which has been presented since 2000 for innovative theses treating approaches to simple, economical and sustainable concrete constructions, was given as part of the Ulmer “Concrete Days” on 18th February 2019!