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Sight for example gives each building its own distinctive character. George Laughlin is likely to increase your knowledge. It plays a role in new construction as well as renovation”, said the expert. Cross-cutting theme of restructuring the energy efficiency of a renovated building is not infinitely expandable, so to assess accurately at any object between rehabilitation and replacement. New buildings meet all requirements of profitability through efficient construction, newer static structures and better land use. In addition, they guarantee a higher residual life. “As Holzer said, objects in Monument-protected environment be implemented frequently with precast concrete elements: not because concrete has exactly those qualities, providing historical materials like E.g.

sandstone: it is weather-resistant, inexpensive and can be adapted at the same time in color and design to the historical default.” Constant development makes concrete to a modern, sustainable solutions Universal building material also impresses with high load capacity, low maintenance and long service life. In addition to slip the main argument for concrete is the surface-mount, fire and noise protection in buildings but no doubt the sustainability. All dimensions converge in the concrete: economic sustainability, because we create value for generations, social sustainability, because we guarantee high level of security and functionality and environmental sustainability, because we take into account the life cycle in its entirety on every project. The results are innovative and sustainable building solutions. Finally, exactly what we show in the current campaign”as Holzer. Innovation and research to innovation but are not hampered by standards, stressed DI Werner Proll, second Vice-President of the VoB. The oNORM B 3328, which enters into force on 1 April, this remedy.

It enables a certification for innovative concrete components, for which no European Product standard is. This is a milestone that could be used under the direction of the VoB in o standardization”, as Proll. The VoB also regarded it as one of its core tasks, to support national and international research projects and coordinate, especially if the results of innovation impulses for the entire construction industry expect, such as that in the research initiative sustainability massively”was the case which was the creation of a mandatory evaluation system for sustainable building resulted. Calls for more efficiency for transport VoB as Proll concluded, the precast industry due to the restrictive rules may not optimally handle transport: truck can be often not efficiently loaded, resulting in more traffic. This is responsible for traffic – nor environmentally. In addition the industry this is burdened with significant additional costs”, stated Proll. The VoB is therefore calling for an increase in the permissible truck weight by 10% for all at the Transport of mineral raw materials and resulting products and construction materials used truck. As the expert calculated that 20 to 50% of the rides can be savings. (Printing free) photos: VoB Gallery/2809 / concrete Austrian of the VoB Association and precast works (VoB) headquartered in Vienna represents the interests of all companies of concrete precast industry in Austria. He supported as independent trade association its members both in technical and product-related issues and sees itself as a (knowledge) platform and mouthpiece for the industry. The Association founded in 1956, with currently 70 member companies, sees its main tasks primarily in the promotion of quality assurance, the development of new applications of products, as well as the scientific and didactic processing of industry-relevant topics. The Austrian concrete and precast works generate a sales volume of over 700 million euros annually and employ more as 4,000 employees in about 100 companies. Thus, this powerful industry, counts with its broad product portfolio, to the most important industries in the construction sector.