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CANZLER broadens technical assessment expertise

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Andreas Stehling certified as sanitary engineering expert by the Chamber of Construction Engineers of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Andreas Stehling, CANZLER’s CEO and Plant & Equipment division manager, has been officially appointed and sworn in as a sanitary engineering expert by the Chamber of Construction Engineering of North Rhine-Westphalia (IK-Bau NRW). Courts, real estate firms and insurance companies can engage Stehling as a technical expert for identifying and assessing errors or shortcomings relating to plumbing and sanitation.

When it comes to ascertaining and assessing damage, clients rely on the sound judgment of an officially appointed and sworn expert. “In addition to analyzing, researching and identifying the source of fault events, the aim is also to propose solutions to remedy the damage and to estimate potential costs“, explains Stehling. Not only is a high level of technical expertise required, neutrality and independence on the part of the expert are an absolute must. “Working as an expert means focusing on the facts and not being sidetracked by unrelated details.”

Supported by its team of sworn experts, CANZLER prepares expert opinions on buildings and technical facilities and reviews contracts to determine whether the parties are in compliance. If necessary, a CANZLERmember also appears in court as an expert witness. Stehling and his colleagues are able to tap into inhouse expertise, enabling interdisciplinary expert opinions to be rendered for all plant and equipment trades, including for private parties. Property owners, operators, users, contractors, and planning & design firms alike can also benefit from a neutral assessment or evaluation of the facts so as to arrive at an out-of-court settlement or a way forward in the event of disputes. This usually enables both parties to save time and money.

Stehling, a supply engineering specialist by training, is a member of CANZLER’s management board. He manages the Mülheim an der Ruhr office and heads the Plant & Equipment division. He has been with CANZLER since 1991. He is also a member of various committees, contributing to the establishment of new standards and guidelines. Examples include: the German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water (DVGW), chairing a directive committee of the Association of German Engineers (VDI), and sitting on VDI’s expert committee on sanitary engineering. Stehling also heads the plant and equipment working group of VDI’s Ruhr chapter (RBV) and was elected honorary assessor to the disciplinary tribunal by the Chamber of Construction Engineers of North Rhine-Westphalia (IK-Bau NRW).

Dr. Heinrich Bökamp und Andreas Stehling
Abbildung: Dr. Heinrich Bökamp, Präsident der Ingenieurkammer-Bau NRW, links, und Andreas Stehling; Foto: © IK Bau.