Year in review and holiday greetings



Before we close our offices from 24.12.2021 to 09.01.2022, we look back on an exciting and for timber construction very successful year 2021. Read here interesting facts about our work and the Timbatec team. We would like to thank you for the trust you have placed in us and wish you a relaxing holiday season and a happy new year.


This year we were able to participate in countless exciting timber constructions, open 298 new projects and complete 271 construction projects. We would like to highlight a few special projects. Because timber construction is booming, and we can be proud of that. More and more major investors and public developers are turning to the renewable raw material, and timber construction is constantly establishing itself for new types of buildings. In 2021, the first hospital building in timber construction was completed, in Neuenkirch and near Suhr, Switzerland's first wildlife bridges made of wood cross the highway, and in Thun, the first apartment building with a wooden basement has been occupied. Today, extensions with well over 100 apartments and large projects of all kinds are being built in timber construction.


Clockwise from top left: wildlife bridge Neuenkirch, RFSM hospital in Fribourg, wildlife bridge Rynetel, multi-family house in Kufstein (AT), multi-family house with wooden basement in Thun, Bernapark extension in Deisswil


Anyone who achieves great things needs great employees. We are happy to have such people. We are particularly pleased to be growing continuously. In 2021, we welcomed many new colleagues to our ranks. We extend a warm welcome to you!

Neue Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter

Our new colleagues who joined our team in 2021 (from top left)

Jari Janowski, Bachelor of Engineering in Zurich; Lisa Rogatsch, Trainee Civil Engineer in Zurich; Lukas Leu, Trainee Ing. BSc Timber Construction in Berne; Xuezhao Zhang, Trainee at TS3; Marcel Limbach, Plant Planning Manager in Berne; Yannick Vetter, Trainee Ing. BSc Timber Construction in Delémont; Sebastien Bonifacio, Building Physics in Delémont, Dario Salzgeber, BSc Wood Technology at TS3; Julian Schori, Sales Manager at TS3 (Image missing); Richard Wüthrich, Trainee at TS3; Tobias Büttiker, Dipl. Ing. BSc Timber Construction in Zurich; Marc Krcmar, Wood Engineer in Vienna; Jens Röcken, ICT in Berne; Christian Schnyder, Trainee Ing. BSc Timber Construction in Zurich; Piero Kessler, Trainee Ing. BSc Timber Construction in Zurich; David Marty, Dipl. Ing. BSc Timber Construction in Zurich; Lisa Adler, Civil Engineering in Zurich; Raphael Gwerder, Timber construction designer in Zurich; Bernhard Krupka, DI BSc in Vienna

We wish David Stehli all the best on his professional and private path. He has left Timbatec this year.

Research and development 

Timbatec is a pioneer in the wood industry. Innovation, research and development have always been part of our engineering company's DNA - close cooperation with universities is our virtue. This allows us to constantly open up new areas of application for timber construction. For particularly promising innovations such as TS3 or basements made of wood, we found startups that are part of our Timbagroup family.  

In addition to our research and development work in our Innovation Lab, the following research projects were initiated in the current year:

  • Innosuisse research project "Achieving market readiness of the biaxial load-bearing flat deck system in timber construction" of both Bern University of Applied Sciences (Link)
  • Timber Structures 3.0 - Biaxial hollow timber slab at ETH Zurich (Link)
  • DeepWood at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and the Bern University of Applied Sciences (Link)
  • Cellars made of wood at the Bern University of Applied Sciences (Link)


We look forward to continuing to be a part of various research and development projects in the coming year. Thanks to the passion and tireless work of researchers, timber construction is where it is today.

Media and lectures 

Just a few years ago, timber construction was a topic for trade journals. Today, the most widely read daily and weekly newspapers report on the use of wood. We are pleased about this development and are proud to be part of this success story. At the beginning of the year, Stefan Zöllig joined the great "Who's Who" of the Swiss construction and real estate industry in the NZZ am Sonntag. 20Minuten, Bund and other newspapers regularly reported on the innovative projects such as the cellar made of wood and the wildlife bridges. You can find an overview here

We like to share our knowledge. This is our contribution to the further development in timber construction. Unfortunately, several events were cancelled this year as well - such as the annual highlight: the IHF in Innsbruck, which would have taken place last week. Nevertheless, we were able to give several exciting presentations. Here are some examples:

- Armin Schawalder spoke at the EHB in Cologne in October (Link)

- Silvan Stierli spoke at the Holzbau Netzwerk Berlin-Brandenburg (Online Aufzeichnung

- Tamir Pixner lectured at the Danube University in Krems (Link)

- And Stefan Zöllig lectured on countless occasions 😊


We wish you a relaxing holiday season and a happy new year. 2022 will be a festive year for us, as we celebrate our 25th anniversary. We look forward to new challenges and encounters with you, dear customers, partners and companions.



Thun Branch

Timbatec Timber Construction Engineers Switzerland Ltd.

Niesenstrasse 1, 3600 Thun

Tel: +41 58 255 15 10

Zürich Branch

Timbatec Timber Construction Engineers Switzerland Ltd.

Ausstellungsstrasse 36, 8005 Zürich

Tel: +41 58 255 15 20

Delémont Branch

Timbatec Timber Construction Engineers Switzerland Ltd.

Avenue de la Gare 49, 2800 Delémont 

+41 58 255 15 40

Bern Branch

Timbatec Timber Construction Engineers Switzerland Ltd.

Falkenplatz 1, 3012 Bern

Tel: +41 58 255 15 30


Headquarters Vienna (A) 

Timbatec Timber Construction Engineers GmbH
Im Werd 6/31a, 1020 Wien 
Tel: +43 720 2733 01


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