Passion for Concrete
Markus Brück developed his passion for concrete relatively early while he was still in secondary school and while working in a mid-size concrete and cut stone company. His area of responsibility expanded after less than a year to include not only the production of ping pong tables but also core insulated wall elements for precast concrete member halls.
Training as Concrete and Steel Concrete Builder
After graduating from high school Markus Brück completed an apprenticeship as concrete and steel concrete builder at Philipp Holzmann Co., located in Mainz. In 1999 he completed his theoretical and practical training. The Chamber of Industry and Commerce awarded him the recognition “best of his class.”
Subsequently, Markus Brück worked as a journeyman at various construction sites in the Rhine-Main area until he started his university studies. At these construction sites he not only erected concrete modules but also projection and pulsing of construction cycles and the coordination of assembly sections at foundations (power plants in Mainz-Wiesbaden, Lothar-Passage Mainz, administration building at Böhringer Ingelheim, the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin [“Topography of Horror”]).
Civil Engineering Course of Study at the Technical University Darmstadt
Markus Brück continued his training as a student at the Technical University Darmstadt. He completed 11 semesters with a major focus on solid construction, steel construction, geo technology, and construction physics. His thesis on trapezoidal sheet compound beams with shearing force reinforcements was patent-protected.
Mr. Brück made his first forays into specialized concrete matrices, textile concrete, and UHPC while he was a university student and received a first prize award for his entry at the concrete canoe regatta 2001 in Potsdam.
Experience as a Project and Development Engineer
After completing his university studies Markus Brück worked as a principal project engineer with Reymann Technik GmbH in Hockenheim. At Reymann Technik GmbH he developed the “Upcrete Concrete Procedure” and led the development of a modular house system for the Mexican housing market as projects for the customers CEMEX and Casas Geo.
Founding of RoomStone® GmbH
RoomStone® GmbH was founded in the year 2009. The company operates in engineering-specific and industry-spanning developments in the sector of concrete pre-cast segments. Collaboration between architecture, building systems, processing technology, connection details used in specialized concrete with fine-grain concrete lies at the heart of the company’s efforts.
Early in 2010 RoomStone® developed a proprietary stairway production for high-tensile, slim exposed concrete stairs in the cantilevered stair design made out of high-tensile architecture/high performance concrete.
Markus Brück wrote several engineering-specific articles which were published in industry journals, such as CPI, BWI, and BFT, as well as Allgemeine Bauzeitung. Furthermore, he enjoys close professional relationships with universities and institutes, such as the Technical University Darmstadt, Rhenish-Westphalian Technical University (RWTH) Aachen, the Technical University Dresden, and Queen's University in Belfast.
He also gives lectures at the Leopold-Franzens University of Innsbruck (UIBK) on textile reinforced concrete at the School of Architecture. In conjunction with Georg Grasser he received the highest award of TUDALIT e.V. for student projects.