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Important dates at a quick glance

 

2013 After a short serious illness the co-founder and long-time director of I.F.I.
 
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans Joachim Gerhardt

 
dies at the age of 69 on August 4, 2013
 
→ A few words in his memory
2011 All shares of I.F.I. are re-bought by Hans Joachim Gerhardt and the management of I.F.I.
2010 Professors Harald Funke and Thomas Heynen are appointed as new members in the Scientific Board of I.F.I.
 
I.F.I. is certified by TÜV Rheinland for its Quality Management System in accordance ISO 9001
2006 Professors Gerhardt and Grundmann retire as directors of I.F.I. and the authorized signatories Bernd Konrath and Rolf-Dieter Lieb are appointed as new directors. Professors Gerhardt and Grundmann remain however members of the Scientific Board of I.F.I. and continue to support the Institute with their services and their contacts with clients
 
I.F.I. is acknowledged by DIBt (the German Institute for Building Technology) as European notified body for testing, inspection and certification, No. 1368 for the testing of Natural Smoke and Heat Exhaust Ventilators (NSHEV) in accordance with EN 12101-2
2002 DS-Plan Ingenieurgesellschaft für ganzheitliche Bauberatung und -planung mbH becomes partner of  I.F.I. GmbH
1990 I.F.I. is recognized as „Affiliated Institute“ (An-Institut) of the FH Aachen by the Ministry of Science of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia in accordance with Bylaw IIIA2-6222/012. I.F.I. hereby becomes the first Affiliated Institute of a University of Applied Sciences in North Rhine-Westphalia
1989 The founding members Gerhardt and Kramer are asked by the Rectorate of the FH Aachen to convert WSP Consulting Engineers into an Institute affiliated to the FH. For formal reasons, I.F.I is founded as the successor of WSP Consulting Engineers and an application for recognition as an “Affiliated Institute” (An-Institut) is initiated
1974 WSP Consulting Engineers is founded by professors Gerhardt, Kramer, and Stein of Aachen University of Applied Sciences (in the following FH Aachen) and Woelk of RWTH Aachen University