Looking to the future, pushing the limits – this is part of the DNA of NFIC and what we strive to achieve on each of our projects. However, several of our employees chose to go one step further and put this philosophy into practice outside of their working hours. On the agenda was a particularly ambitious challenge: to run the famous New York City marathon.
And so, after months of hard training, our team flew to the Big Apple. The first two days were spent on architectural visits and training. It was an opportunity to discover New York and to take an expert and admiring look at its most legendary landmarks, such as the High Line, Ground Zero, the Statue of Liberty and the brand new Vessel, with its 154 staircases linked by platforms on fifteen floors.
Finally, the big day dawned at 5 a.m. on 3 November. After meeting at the hotel for a final briefing, our employees travelled together to the start of the race on Staten Island. Everyone then completed the 26.2 miles at their own pace.
Special mention goes to draughtsman Romain Rütti who finished the race in an exceptional 3 hours 10 minutes!
Each year, New York’s largest sporting event brings together over 50,000 runners, 2 million spectators, 15,000 volunteers and 3,000 police officers.
Its route takes in all the major districts of the city, from Staten Island to Brooklyn, from Queens to the Bronx, before heading down to Harlem, following the legendary 5th Avenue and ending in Central Park, in the heart of Manhattan.
In addition to the distance, the route is not without its difficulties: each bridge to be crossed has a significant height difference, not to mention the last 5 kilometres in the undulating landscape of Central Park.
Congratulations to everyone for this great team success!
Structural works on a Minergie-P/ECO certified eco district demand a proven track record in sustainable construction. This challenge was brilliantly taken up by our team of concrete and recycled materials experts whose specialist knowledge was a real asset to the project.
In association with several renowned offices, NFIC was awarded the contract for the Aigle-Leysin railway line expansion project. This particular railway engineering project asserts our ambitions in this sector and demonstrates, once again, how important sustainable development is to us.
Pushing the boundaries also means constantly exploring new avenues of approach and new ideas. With Hello, Concrete, NFIC is helping to create an exhibition pavilion made entirely of 3D printed concrete. An extraordinary project to be experienced in the prestigious setting of the Vitra Design Museum.
On 3 September, the Beaulieu Theatre revealed its new face after a three-year renovation. This long-term project is part of a much larger conversion in which NFIC made a significant contribution. The kind of challenge we relish!
When NFIC's know-how is combined with an ecological and participatory approach, you can be sure the result will be something special! Welcome to the 2000-Watt Site at Églantine in Morges, a visionary project in which we are particularly proud to have played a part.
To mark its 25th anniversary in style, NFIC is celebrating with three very tall candles! The engineering company concludes the year by winning two daring projects including three emblematic towers.
The entire NFIC team was in China for a team-building event like no other.
Several of our employees participated in the 49th New York City Marathon in November 2019.
After being unveiled in Basel, the giant pencil made by NFIC was installed as a venue for concerts and performances in the heart of Zurich.
Congratulations to Loïc Devenoge and Noah Luinetti, who successfully obtained their CFC qualification in civil draughting.
New system uses floor vibrations to detect building occupants
Our firm is through to the second round of the competition organised by the City of Geneva.
NFIC is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. A quarter of a century dedicated to pushing the boundaries with imagination.