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German Network partners



Architecture and urban studies, civil engineering, art and design and media – with its faculties and fields of work, BUW in Weimar has a unique profile. The Chair of Steel and Hybrid Construction is part of the Institute of Structural Engineering and deals with design, construction and numerical simulation. The theoretical research work is accompanied by experimental investigations. 

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Flachglas Sachsen GmbH (FGS) has been an established insulating glass manufacturer in Grimma (Saxony) since 1990. The company produces and refines functional insulating glass with excellent properties as thermal insulation, sound insulation, heat insulation and safety glass on highly automated and modern equipment and supplies window and door manufacturers throughout Germany. 

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GLAPOR Werk Mitterteich GmbH   

Glapor develops and produces sustainable, deconstructable and highly engineered insulating materials made of cellular glass. Whether in the construction, commercial or industrial sector, in gardening and landscaping, the two different product variants manufactured, slabs and ballast, and their system combinations enable a wide range of economical applications. A driving force in the company is the ecological, sustainable aspect and the protection of resources. 


HTWG Konstanz      

HTWG – Konstanz University of Applied Sciences – Faculty of Civil Engineering offers a well-founded and practice-oriented education for civil, industrial and environmental engineers. The focus of research activities is on future research in the construction industry in view of complex challenges such as climate change. 



Polycare's mission is to drive the global transformation towards a circular economy in the construction industry and to decarbonize the construction industry. The goal is to become one of the world's leading brands for sustainable building materials and circular economy in the construction industry. 



Innovent's core competencies include smart surfaces, galvanic applications, simulation, magneto-optics and sensor technology as well as customised analytical services. Extensive know-how and a wide range of biological investigations and materials testing complement the competences. 



RITTWEGER und TEAM is an internationally active impact service provider for regenerative economies. The company operates in the fields of brand development, sustainability consulting, design, architecture communication and digitalization, with interdisciplinary expertise. Through its in-house Circular Material LAB, which features over 400 material samples for the circular economy, RITTWEGER and TEAM offers its clients a unique knowledge advantage in circular product development, buildings and material-focused decarbonization. 


Str.ucture GmbH   

Str.ucture GmbH, as an internationally operating architecture and engineering company, realizes planning services for demanding construction projects. The company's focus lies on a holistic lightweight construction approach, aiming to minimize material consumption and optimize form and material distribution. Additionally, they emphasize the use of natural and sustainable materials such as wood, clay and bamboo. Through the utilization of digital tools, integrated planning technologies and simulation techniques, they develop innovative and resource-efficient structural solutions. 


The Cologne University of Applied Sciences   

The Cologne University of Applied Sciences (TH Köln) is the largest university for applied sciences in Germany. Up to 25,000 students are taught by around 440 professors. The :metabolon Institute in Lindlar focuses on sustainable recycling management. Innovative processes or process chains for the material and energetic utilization of by-products, residual and waste materials are investigated. The central goal is to close material cycles.

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VOFA Vogtlandfaser GmbH & Co. KG  

The company VOFA Vogtlandfaser GmbH & Co. KG is a commercial enterprise founded in 2006 that specialises in the production of hemp fibres and hemp hurds. As a service provider, trading in agricultural raw and finished products is also part of the range of services. 

International Network partners


KTH Royal Institute of Technology      

KTH Royal Institute of Technology is Sweden's largest and most prestigious technical univer-sity. Since its foundation in 1827, KTH has been at the centre of technological progress - 1/3 of all Swedish engineers are educated at KTH. KTH conducts world-class R&D in several technology and engineering fields. Involved in the network is the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Department of BUILDING ENGINEERING AND DESIGN headed by Annika Gram. 

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Betong & Stalteknik       

Betong & Stalteknik is an engineering service provider from Sweden. The company is a tech-nical advisor to the Swedish construction industry and has extensive knowledge and experi-ence in working with newly constructed and existing buildings made of concrete or steel. The company advises companies on condition assessment, operation and maintenance planning, project planning, construction support, crack mitigation and other services such as LCC/LCA, measurements, regulations, searches, development, BAS-U/BAS-P, inspections, bridges. 

IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute

IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet AB        

The Swedish environmental company IVL focuses on the environment and sustainability. It works on applied research and consultancy assignments that contribute to meeting both global sustainability goals and Swedish environmental targets. 

IVL also drives a sustainable society by transforming science into reality, environmental problems into opportunities and linear processes into a circular economy. 

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Building Construction Innovation Group (BCI Group)     

The Building Construction Innovation Group (BCI Group) is a research centre within the School of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape (SAPL) at the University of Calgary. BCI Group is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of professionals dedicated to advancing knowledge in the field of construction materials and processes, building structures, and sustainability through rigorous research and scholarly inquiry.

Employing a collaborative approach, BCI Group draws on expertise from architecture, engineering, materials science, and environmental studies to address complex challenges in the built environment. Its research explores technical innovations and examines their broader implications on architectural practice, societal well-being, and environmental sustainability.

Through empirical investigation and theoretical analysis, BCI Group contributes to the academic discourse surrounding building construction and its impact on contemporary architectural practice and urban development.

Serving as a platform for fostering interdisciplinary dialogue, nurturing emerging scholars, and disseminating findings to academic and professional communities, BCI Group strives to enrich architectural education, inform professional practice, and contribute to the sustainable development of the built environment.

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