Thomas Wehrle is an expert in timber construction, researcher in the field of digital fabrication, and deputy director of ERNE AG Holzbau. After graduating from the University in Rosenheim, Germany, as a certified engineer of wood technology in 1996, he collaborated on different exceptional projects, such as the Expodach in Hannover, Germany, the Jahrtausendturm in Magdeburg, Germany, or the Chesa Futura in St. Moritz, Switzerland, for Holzbau Ammann GmbH. After his change to ERNE AG Holzbau in 2004, he expanded their production facility in Stein AG, Switzerland, and in 2008 installed the currently biggest multifunction bridge of the Weinmann brand in Switzerland. In 2014, he extended the production facility with a 7-axis gantry robot from the brand Güdel which currently represents the biggest robotic fabrication facility within the European construction sector. Besides he concluded a Master of Advanced Studies in Business Administration and Engineering at the Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, Switzerland. In addition, he regularly gives lectures on the topic of Building Information Modeling and is a visiting lecture at different universities. In October 2016, Thomas Wehrle joined the NCCR Digital Fabrication as a researcher in residence.
Role in the NCCR Digital Fabrication: Researcher in Residence