“We drive digitalization and innovation for the entire life cycle of the AEC industry!"
Professor Georg Nemetschek, born in 1934, is the founder and guiding spirit of Nemetschek Group.
In the late 1960s, anticipating change in the industry, he opted for software, played a personal role in major developments and still drives innovation with energy and action to this day, not only in the Group but also in the industry as a whole.
When studying civil engineering at Munich Technical University, Prof. Nemetschek was already fascinated by PERM, a thermionic computer constructed by Professors Piloty and Sauer, which, along with Konrad Zuse’s Z1, represented a milestone in computer technology.
Prof. Nemetschek followed his passion for computers and software and dared to risk investing in software development in the sixties – at a time before the PC existed. The success proved him right: In 1963, the newly founded “Engineering office for the construction industry” was one of the first to use programs for the calculation of finite elements for plates subject to high loads with irregular support.
Training the Next Generation
In 1971, Prof. Nemetschek was given a professorship at Munich University of Applied Sciences. He served for many years as Dean of the Faculty for Civil Engineering/Steel Construction until 1996. He paid special attention to providing students with practical training. Through donations, he ensured that students always had access to the latest software and hardware.
In 1997, Prof. Georg Nemetschek transformed Nemetschek Programmsysteme GmbH into a stock corporation. In March 1999, the company went public.