The coordination is taken over by VCE (Vienna Consulting Engineers). The coordinator has management responsibilities. He directs the day-to-day coordination of the network, including the network secretariat. The coordinator is the contact interface between the commission and the network.

His tasks are:
Organization of the Steering Committee Meetings and Network Meetings
Planning and organization of the workshops and summer academies.
Installation of the Information Dissemination Centre
Guiding of the End User Forum

VCE - Vienna Consulting Engineers

Dr. Helmut Wenzel
managing director of VCE -Vienna Consulting Engineers is the coordinator of the SAMCO Network. He has gained profounded experience with multi national, complex projects. He has coordinated projects of 220000 man hours and has handeld the management of large organizations.

High Tech Oriented Consulting
VCE is an independent, high tech oriented consulting firm with its head office in Austria. VCE is among the world`s leading firms in Ambient Vibration Monitoring and Assessment of bridges and is determined to extend this technology to other structures. The company has been involved in know-how transfer for a long time and provides expertise on safety and structural dynamics world-wide. VCE is an SME with extensive experience in managing medium to large size research and business contracts as well as EC funded projects. VCE has major operations in Austria, Taiwan, Korea, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Principal Lines of Business
Transportation sector (including bridges, tunnels and railways)
Building and industrial sector (general design and management as well as specialized technological expertise) and
Research and development sector (from R&D to feasibility and environmental studies, financial engineering, to development aid).

Company Profile

Dr. Helmut Wenzel

Some VCE Projects

Kao Ping Hsi Bridge - Taiwan Ta Chieh Bridge -Taiwan
Tempisque Bridge - Costa Rica High Speed Railway - Taiwan
Tulln Bridge - Austria Vienna Underground System - Austria
South Pacific Viscose - Indonisia Rush Housing Project - Saudi Arabia

Some VCE Research Projects
Consistant Semi Active System Control
Integrated Monitoring and Assessment of Cables
Railway Environmental Vibration Project
Highly Adaptable Rubber Isolating System
BRIMOS - Bridge Monitoring System BRIMOS Recorder
Ambient Vibration Monitoring Vibration Signature