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Creating a flower meadow together: under the expert guidance of a landscape gardener, Young and old prepare the area for the new flower Meadow on the garden plot of DAHLEM. The employee´families were also invited. The kids had particularly a lot of fun energetically removing the turf, raking and sowing the seeds. With a smile, Jan-Gregor Dahlem tells us that his five-year-old son remembers this experience so well that he still speaks of the flower Meadow at kindergarten. The intense commitment to nature was subsequently with a hearty snack.

It is meanwhile the 9th Essen company run that the DAHLEM running community can register. Again it was said: Together - for each other. A highly motivated Dahlem Team, which meanwhile also consists of our employees´children, started again. "Being here and arriving is our motto." From 19:00 o'clock on, the starting line filled up with the runners at Huyssenallee. The route could be covered by running or walking. It was not the competition between the companies that took place there; everyone came together to make the most of the sporting event with great fun and dedication. The popularity of the Company run is unbroken - from year to year, more participants take part. In 2019, around 11.000 athletes ran to the finish line.

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"We have already drawn similar projects, it was good to see them in real life this time. The dimensions are quite different", said Tetyana Ozeran, a construction draftswoman trainee in her second year of vocational training. Site managers Hassan Cakmak and Marc Weber, planner and site manager at DAHLEM, accompanied the three trainees on various construction sites. DAHLEM is a training organisation approved by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Essen, Mülheim and Oberhausen and has regularly been training young people in the field of technical drawing for more than 50 years. Our trainees are accompanied by qualified employees who can rely on many years of training experience and fulfil all prerequisites for training. Check our career page for information about training opportunities.

 

Construction Assessor Dr.-Ing. Hans-W. Dahlem is celebrating his 80th birthday in March 2019. He looks with pride on his life's work at the engineering company DAHLEM. Hans-W. Dahlem studied civil engineering at TH Karlsruhe. A subsequent internship as a Construction Assessor in the Water Management Department of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia followed his doctorate at the TU Darmstadt in 1977. In 1978, Hans-W. Dahlem joined the engineering office of his father Hans Dahlem, the company founder. Under his leadership, the company expanded with further offices - also abroad. The number of employees is growing and the areas of activity are constantly expanding. Already his father made his first contacts abroad early on, which he continued to expand. He has extensive international experience, especially in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The life's work of Dr. Hans-W. Dahlem can also be expressed in figures: During his management, the company grew from 25 employees at a regional engineering office to an international company. Currently, more than 125 people work for DAHLEM worldwide, 80 of them at the headquarters in Essen. During his long tenure as a Managing Partner, Dr. Hans-W. Dahlem has been a member of various chambers and associations, including a board member at the Institute for Water Supply, Wastewater Disposal and Spatial Planning WAR of TU Darmstadt. In 2012, Hans-W. Dahlem gradually withdrew from business and more and more placed the company’s management in the hands of his son, Dr.-Ing. Jan-Gregor Dahlem.

DAHLEM established a new branch office in Berlin in June 2018. Thus DAHLEM is also present in the German capital Berlin, in addition to the other German locations Darmstadt, Würzburg and Stuttgart. Dipl.-Ing. Robert Lohrsträter (right) leads the branch office. He is supported by two other employees - Sandra Weidlich, M.Sc. Water Management (right), and Susanne Busche, M.Sc., Technical Environmental Protection (left), in addition to the company owner Dr.-Ing. Jan-Gregor Dahlem (left). Both employees made Berlin their adopted hometown many years ago.

DAHLEM celebrated the company's 80th anniversary - how could it be otherwise if not by the water, right across the street? It was a rainy day, but that did not stop the DAHLEM team from going to the raft race on the Ruhr. The day started with a good breakfast. Energized, we went outside to build the rafts. Southwester hats and rubber boots were announced but nevertheless, defying the weather, it was OK also barefoot. The teams’ creativity in the construction was enormous, the raft had to endure and prove itself when crossing the Ruhr. The day ended slowly, with a closing dinner buffet, and the best rafts were rewarded with a prize.

September 2019

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Since 2019, our Darmstadt employee Dipl.-Ing. Tim Schneider has been a DWA-certified specialist planner for heavy rain protection. Tim Schneider has been working intensively at DAHLEM since 2010 on the topics of heavy rainfall and urban flash floods and sees his further training as an in-depth addition to his diverse project experience. "The protection against heavy rain is a joint municipal task. Modern simulation methods and integral approaches create innovative solutions. Holistic measures create synergy effects such as heat reduction and increase of the quality of life in urban areas". Picture: Pond overflow as emergency outlet during heavy rain