"I used to like working with timber when I was a kid."


Urs Flükiger is a trained carpenter who has continued his educations since his apprenticeship. At Timbatec, the 31-year-old busy with constructing details while also being responsible for complete building planning with two and three dimensional plans.


Urs Flükiger, How did you decide on your profession?  

Even as a small boy I sawed and hammered a lot, built model airplanes, an aerial cableway and much more. I have always enjoyed working with timber and I have been interested in the profession of carpenter at a young age. During my apprenticeship as a carpenter EFZ I was fascinated by CAD planning. The thirst for knowledge motivated me to complete the vocational high school diploma with focus on technology, architecture, and life sciences at the GIBB in Thun and then to continue my education as a qualified technician in timber construction at the Höhere Fachschule Holz in Biel.

What other further training courses have you completed?

Because of the physical strain placed on the building I wanted to keep the possibility open in the office intentionally. I have therefore taken part in various courses on CAD and BIM, fire protection, building physics as well as project organisation and management.

What is your main activity at Timbatec?

I am mainly occupied with detailed designs, but I also create complete two- and three-dimensional construction plans for our customers. I also write performance reports and cost estimates, support our IT infrastructure and support our trainees in their training. We are a good team and work together on varied projects with exciting tasks.

"The digital planning chain has enormous potential. Through various complex assignments I have already acquired a valuable wealth of experience in this field."

What further development opportunities do you see in your profession?  

The digital planning chain certainly has great potential, which is still often underestimated. BIM optimizes communication between those involved in construction and minimizes sources of error. Through various complex assignments, I have already gained valuable experience in this field. But development is only just beginning and will affect us all. 

In your opinion, what speaks in particular about timber as a building material? 

Timber is pleasantly warm to touch and can be processed well. The fields of application are versatile and range from the airplane up to my Schwyzerörgeli (type of button accordion). Another major advantage is that timber is one of the very few native raw materials and is also CO²-neutral.


Urs Flükiger

Technician HF Timber Construction, with Timbatec since 2008 

A typical example of a Timbatec employee pursuing a specialist career. In recent years he has completed further training in the fields of fire protection, building physics, CAD & BIM and project management.



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 

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Timbatec Timber Construction Engineers Switzerland Ltd.

Falkenplatz 1, 3012 Bern

Tel: +41 58 255 15 30



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Timbatec Timber Construction Engineers GmbH
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