Research results from the Alpine Building Center published

As part of the “Alpine Building Center”, the project partners FH Salzburg (Department Green Engineering and Circular Design) and Research Studios Austria FG (Studio iSPACE) have completed the first five-year project phase. The main results were summarized in book form.

From 2018 to 2022, the Alpine Building Research and Transfer Center dealt with core issues of current research in three interdisciplinary areas: Energy and resource optimization, climate-adapted construction and densification as a central cross-sectional matter. Interdisciplinary contributions were made to the inner development of settlement areas.

The results now available – and published as a book – include a wide range of content in the observed research areas:

• Intelligent energy systems:

In the area of ​​energy systems, simulation models for thermal networks were developed, taking into account the use of structural storage masses and the effects of renovation measures.

• Intelligent building envelopes:

For the building shells, the researchers developed freely available planning documents for a timber construction system in timber frame and solid timber construction, in particular for adding stories to the building. In addition, a promising prototype for prefabricated facades with component activation of solid wood was designed.

• Simulation of settlement systems:

Another focus was on the modeling of densification and building land potential in terms of area and resource-saving settlement planning and the simulation of area management in communities using geoinformatics.

The head of the Center for Alpine Building Michael Grobbauer from the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences: “The interdisciplinary research priorities offer a unique technical combination for solutions in the Alpine region, which represent a special feature of the knowledge location Salzburg. With the book now available, we want to present the range of results to date in the Alpine Building Center and take a look at the State of Salzburg, which will continue to support us for the next three years.”

In the next three years, the results and solutions achieved should not only be continued and strengthened, but also put into practice.

“In the future, the Zentrum Alpines Bauen will be even more available as a partner for companies and public administration as well as communities in the context of cooperative research projects and contract research. The book that has now been published is intended to give potential partners an insight into the application- and solution-oriented way of working and a desire for joint developments for energy-efficient technology and sustainable settlement development,” says Thomas Prinz, stv. Head of the Center for Alpine Building, Studio iSPACE.

Alpine Building Research and Transfer Center (ZAB)

The research center, which is run by FH-Prof. Arch. Dipl.-Ing. dr Michael Grobbauer (Salzburg University of Applied Sciences) and Dr. Thomas Prinz (RSA FG), was funded as part of the IWB ERDF program – investments in growth and employment (program period 2014-2020) and by the state of Salzburg. Project partners are the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences and the Research Studio iSPACE of the RSA FG. More about the Alpine Building Center:

The book with the results can be accessed under the following link: /downloads/

Publisher: Alpine Building Research and Transfer Center
All rights reserved; no part of this work may be reproduced in any form or processed, duplicated or distributed using electronic systems without the prior written permission of the publisher.
© 2022 ISBN: 978-3-200-08855-9

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