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Read our latest articles on innovation management and innovation in a wide range of industries.

Posted by: Angela HENGSBERGER

Why the construction industry can no longer rely on sand

  There is little that there is as much as the proverbial sand by the sea. In the meantime it has become so scarce that it is mined under life-threatening circumstances and traded illegally. In this blog post you can read why the construction industry has to find alternatives to this raw material as quickly as possible. In ancient times, attempts were made to make infinity tangible by th...

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Posted by: Daniel ZAPFL

5 innovative building materials of the future

  Innovative building materials can make a major contribution to resource efficiency. In the following we will show you some selected examples from research and construction practice that hold high future potential.   Innovative base plates with 70 percent weight reduction Researchers in the Department of Architecture at ETH Zurich have developed concrete floor elements that do not requi...

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Posted by: Daniel ZAPFL

Which materials can be used to construct pop-up buildings quickly and cost-effectively?

  In the growing cities, space is becoming scarce and prices are rising. The temporary use of real estate and land is therefore strongly in trend. As the living conditions of more and more people change more and more rapidly, fast and inexpensive construction is also in demand. In this blog post you can read about new concepts of building and which materials are used.   The majority are ...

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Posted by: Wolfgang PAUSER

Innovation on site: As it can go without dust

  You are out of dust and you will become dust - the good Lord could have said this all too true sentence about buildings. Where there's construction, there's dust, at least until now. Because at BAU 2015, Xella presented an innovation that could not be better realized. Empathy with the end user and technology transfer from another industry, two basic principles of the LEAD User Method, ...

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