Prof. Fernando Ortiz Quintana


Prof. Fernando Ortiz Quintana Dozent

  • Contact hours Monday
  • Address Berner Fachhochschule
    Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering
    Fachbereich Bauingenieurwesen
    Pestalozzistrasse 20
    3400 Burgdorf


  • Computer aided structural analysis, Digitalization, Building Information Modelling (BIM)

  • Projekt Work

  • FEM (Cubus, AxisVM, Sofistik), Building Information Modelling


  • Civil Engineering

  • Architecture

  • Computer-aided design of structures I

  • Computer-aided design of structures II

  • BIM for Architects and engineers

  • Design of Structures


  • Design of structures

  • Digitalisation

  • FEM Analysis

  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)


  • Fernando Ortiz is a structural engineer with a broad professional experience in the design of structures. He studied in Spain, USA and Italy and worked between 2002 and 2016 in engineering offices in Germany, China and Switzerland. Concurrent to his professorship at the Bern University in the field of computer aided structural design and analysis he is lecturer at the Institute of Structural Engineering (IBK) of ETH Zürich. He visits China yearly on academic appointment.
  • 2002-2006 Engineer Schlaich Bergermann und Partner, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 2007-2009 Senior Engineer Arup, Beijing, China
  • 2009-2012 Project leader Walt Galmarini AG, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2012-2016 Project leader SMT AG, Bern, Switzerland
  • 2016-today Lecturer ETH Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2019-today Professor Bern University of Applied Sciences, Burgdorf, Switzerland

Supervised theses

  • Thien-Phuoc Vo Application of multi-criteria optimisation for the digital construction 18/19

  • Madushan Ganeshalingam Design of a residential building in Subingen, Switzerland 19/20

  • Fitiwi Fesehatsion Design of a residential building in Pieterlen, Switzerland 19/20

  • Rishaan Nithianandarajah Pointcloud-2-BIM: current and future state of technology 19/20

  • Arpad Fekete Design of a residential building in Pieterlen, Switzerland 19/20

  • Arpad Fekete One roof for Prishtina, Kosovo 17/18

  • Arpad Fekete Design of an industrial facility in Härkingen, Switzerland 18/19

Language skills and intercultural knowledge

  • German - Full professional proficiency
  • English - Full professional proficiency
  • Italian - Professional working proficiency
  • Spanish - Native or bilingual proficiency
  • Chinese - Elementary proficiency
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • China