For many years, the STUVAtec GmbH has been certified by the TÜV Nord as a producer of fire protection plans for the Deutsche Bahn AG and has developed fire protection plans for numerous major projects such as for example the Wehrhahn Line in Düsseldorf, the second S-Bahn main line in Munich or the north-south urban transit in Cologne. In order to be able to not only use his expertise in fire protection underground but also for building projects, Dipl.-Ing. Daniel Hahne (Fig. 1), departmental manager for fire protection and safety at STUVAtec, has in recent months attended a training course at the construction industry training centre in Krefeld to become a certified expert and specialist designer for preventive building fire protection and passed the final exam with flying colours. This means that STUVAtec is still better equipped for the ever more complex challenges of fire protection. The STUVA team congratulates the newly confirmed expert on his appointment.