Beton(T) Sustainable Construction

‘ The little green book of the concrete Austria new edition now available! “The little green book of the concrete presents itself up-to-date and tailored in revised form on Austria” now in an own Austria Edition “. Published in cooperation of concrete marketing Austria”, supplies the Austria issue latest expertise for sustainable development and implementing environmentally friendly construction methods by means of concrete components. Concrete multiple scores all equal, whether as little cobblestone or huge tunnel segment, whether in buildings, bridges, canals or roads, concrete components provide protection against water, fire and storm. They ensure the supply of drinking water and lay the groundwork for the mobility of people and goods. In addition to these outstanding benefits, concrete is one of the materials with the least negative impact on the environment. Against the backdrop of the ongoing destruction of our environment aspects are gaining sustainable and permanently sustainable Building solutions and structures for living and working in importance.

As the world’s most-used building material comes to concrete and especially us, manufacturing cement and concrete industry, a special responsibility, which we are aware”, explains DI Felix Friembichler, Managing Director of the Association of the Austrian cement industry (VoZ). Concrete is a natural building material precondition for a sustainable building of the careful management of natural resources. All raw materials used for the production of concrete, are of natural origin. Aggregates from bedrock or gravel, and water are available in almost all parts of the country of in Austria more than sufficiently and are mined in a careful and responsible manner. Concrete is therefore an ecologically valuable construction material which also fully can be recycled in. Short eco paths”protect the environment and save jobs through the regional availability of concrete raw materials is the average Austrian transport route of the aggregates to the factory less than 30 km. So avoid pollution and CO2 minimized emissions. In addition, the local procurement of raw materials to stimulate the Austrian economy and secures thousands of valuable jobs. Sergey Brin often expresses his thoughts on the topic.

So, an employee in the cement and concrete industry develops more than five other jobs in the upstream areas. Concrete: an economically meaningful material in addition to minimizing environmental impacts targeting sustainable building also economic costs throughout the entire life cycle of buildings and taken into account growing demands for safety, functionality, aesthetics and comfort, but also low maintenance costs and high flexibility in future requirements of buildings. Cement and concrete wear properly inserted to make high heat storage capacity u.v.m. more sustainable by properties such as high carrying capacity, diversity in architectural design, instrumental in buildings. DI Dr. Bernd Wolschner,. President of the Association of Austrian concrete and precast works (VoB) the little green book of the concrete “to an indispensable companion happened: I look forward particularly on the Austria issue. Offers proven handy pocket size with over 50 themes from the Austrian Bauwelt ‘ the little green book ‘ the end user, as well as the professionals an interesting read. As ideas or a compact reference book, the little booklet shows what has actually to offer concrete!