The office of the German Precast Concrete Association (BDB) in Berlin will be closed at the end of June. The end of the BDB in Berlin is therefore not only a done deal, but also has visible consequences. Reason enough for us to talk for the last time with the leadership of the association in liquidation. I met a presiding board that deeply regretted the creeping decline of the BDB that it self-critically examined. At the same time, however, one draws a conciliatory, quite personal conclusion in that one, in the course of the past months, being committed to a common cause, had also had many positive experiences. The numerous new personal contacts that were established during that time, for example, they all agreed, are something one wouldn’t want to miss today.

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