The Center Building and Infrastructure Engineering (CBI), a center in the Construction Cluster on the RWTH Aachen Campus, has been successfully launched. The center was founded by the four institutes of building materials research, structural concrete, steel construction, highway engineering of RWTH Aachen University. With the aim of setting new trends and making existing innovations and technologies in construction more efficient and faster to implement.

The focus of the CBI's work is on the research, development and market launch of innovative, costum-made, application-optimised materials, construction methods, processes or concepts. Also in connection with the digitalisation of structural engineering and transport infrastructure construction. In addition, the CBI focuses on simplifying the transition to regulations and approvals so that innovations can be implemented more quickly. This is necessary because complex standardization and approval processes inhibit the transfer from the laboratory to the construction site. "Innovations and technology transfer are to be implemented faster and more efficiently in 6-12-month consortium projects. This can only be achieved with strong partners at our side," says Dr.-Ing. Carl Richter, Managing Director of CEO. The first significant results were presented at the 1st Center Meeting on 18 and 19 June.

 

The complete press release can be found here.