Strong partnerships

Our engineering office enjoys several valuable partnerships and is well integrated within an expert network of architecture, statics and fire protection offices. This partnership foundation, together with our philosophy of maintaining open and honest communication, has allowed us to successfully implement numerous projects.

Thanks to our commitment and cooperation with the following institutions, we are always in close contact with teaching and current market developments:

We cooperate very closely with the OSTFALIA University of Applied Sciences in Wolfenbüttel in experimental and research activities. Mr. Fulst has been a volunteer on the Advisory Board of the Department of Supply Technology since 2008. We support scholarships to train future Bachelor’s students.

OSTFALIA - University of Applied Sciences

Membership of Dr. Ing Erik Bertram on the Scientific Advisory Board for Construction at HAWK in Holzminden

The Construction Advisory Board was founded in 2010 and is made up of representatives from the construction industry, as well as trade chambers and associations. The goals of the advisory board are:

  • Promotion of cooperation between construction industry and science
  • Involvement of companies in the design and improvement of construction courses
  • Promotion of the relationships between construction companies and HAWK students with regard to internships, career entry and practice-oriented bachelor and master theses
  • Practical feedback to HAWK from construction companies about the young professionals / interns they have hired with the aim of improving the qualifications of the students

HAWK - Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften und Kunst in Holzminden

IMF supports the training of engineers by providing lectures. The “Geothermal Plants” module at the Hanover University of Applied Sciences in the “Sustainable Energy Design” course in the summer semester 2019 by Dr. Ing. Erik Bertram, IMF | Hanover.

HsH - Hochschule Hannover

Qualified technicians working with heating, ventilation and climate control systems occupy important positions
at IMF for project management, planning, construction or construction management in our supply engineering projects.
By attending the two-year technical school for Heating, Ventilation and Climate Control Systems at BBS Fredenberg,
students can obtain the formal qualification of “state-certified technician”.
Technical system planners from IMF regularly choose this path of education after completing their training or once they have gained some professional experience.
IMF encourages potential candidates and ensures appropriate class sizes.
And we are always happy to welcome back within our ranks those specialists trained by the technical school in Salzgitter.

The current mixture of the energy transition, new technical innovations and digitalisation are leading to new and demanding challenges across all areas of technical building systems and planning. A dialogue between practical application in our engineering offices and theory-oriented university departments is therefore particularly important to us.

Dialogue between theory and practice

IMF supports the scientific advisory boards of the Ostfalia University and the Holzminden University by providing planning services in projects that are up-to-date and state of the art. For example, we are currently involved in planning of the charging infrastructure for the City of Hanover’s cleaning services (the federal government’s immediate action program “Saubere Luft” (clean air) with scientifically supported real laboratories, aka “living labs”).

Bachelor and master theses

Theses by Bachelor and Master students play a central role in the development of new concepts. They offer engaging options of going beyond and immersing oneself within the project business, spending more time on research and generating new, applicable knowledge.

A few examples of past thesis topics include:

  • Forecast-guided concrete core temperature control in planning practice
  • Economical and environmentally compatible industrial refrigeration supply models
  • Storage and relocation of energy loads in commercial companies
  • Planning of regenerative energies in ventilation systems

IMF has the projects, contacts and implementation experience to make a difference here. We are also enthusiastic and open to everything that moves our industry forward. So formulate your ideas, attach relevant files and send it to:

Lectures & specialist presentations

The transfer of knowledge from practice to students is important to us and takes place at several universities as part of the Geothermal Plants lecture. In addition to education for students, we give numerous specialist presentations and are therefore part of a direct professional dialogue with other planners from all areas of the TGA and also cross disciplinary divides into other fields.