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German civil engineer.

Biographical Information

Name: Markus Balz
Born in 1970 in , Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Europe
Place(s) of activity:
1987 - 1990 Apprenticeship as a module maker automotive industry
1993 Technician at Prof. Dr. Ing. Bechert Partners, Stuttgart, Germany, detailing of pre- and post- tensioned bridges
1993 - 1998 Studies in civil and structural engineering at the Fachhochschule Stuttgart, Germany, degree of Diplom-Ingenieur
1994 - 1995 Senior Technician at Michael Balz Architects, Leinfelden –Echterdingen, Germany, detailed design of buildings and form finding of concrete shells
1996 Practical Semester at ABBA Space Structures, Consulting Engineers, Johannesburg, South Africa, and at Sobek & Rieger, Consulting Engineers, Stuttgart, Germany
1997 - 1998 Studies in structural engineering at the Institute of Lightweight Structures IL, Stuttgart, Germany
1998 - 2001 Structural Engineer with Buro Happold Consulting Engineers, Special Structures Group
2001 - 2002 Senior Structural Engineer with Buro Happold Consulting Engineers, Special Structures Group, Bath, Great Britain
2002 - 2008 Engineer with schlaich bergermann partner, Stuttgart
2009 - 2010 Associate of schlaich bergermann partner, Structural Consulting Engineers, Stuttgart, Germany
2010 - 2011

Associate of sbp sonne gmbh

Principal for several solar collector structures projects, concept development, design, project management for prototypes, design for production of CSP and CPV systems, Parabolic Trough Collectors, Central Receiver Systems, Dish Stirling Systems, Fresnel Dish Systems, CPV Systems, R&D for drive systems, central receiver systems and techno economical design theory for solar collectors

Since 2011 Managing Director of sbp sonne gmbh, Consulting Engineers for Renewable Energy, Stuttgart, Germany


  1. Weinrebe, Gerhard / Balz, Markus (2019): Effizienter Stahlbau für solarthermische Kraftwerke. In: Stahlbau, v. 88, n. 6 (June 2019), pp. 529-536.


  2. Balz, Markus / Schweitzer, Axel (2015): Von A bis Z optimiert - Das Solarkraftwerk "Ultimate Trough". In: Bundesingenieurkammer (2015): Ingenieurbaukunst 2016. Ernst & Sohn, Berlin (Germany), ISBN 9783433031261, pp. 140-145.
  3. Göppert, Knut / Paech, Christoph / Balz, Markus (2013): Faltung von textilen Membranen bei wandelbaren Leichtbaukonstruktionen. In: Bautechnik, v. 90, n. 4 (April 2013), pp. 231-239.


  4. Göppert, Knut / Balz, Markus / Haspel, Lorenz / Moschner, Thomas (2012): Olympiastadion Kiew. In: Stahlbau, v. 81, n. 6 (June 2012), pp. 447-456.


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