Automation in the
prefabrication of concrete

Precast concrete products help master the challenges of the 21st century, especially the growing demand for housing. Where feasible, housing should of course be provided as quickly as possible at low cost, but nevertheless employing resources sparingly. Prefabrication can make an important contribution here.

Having a decent roof over one’s head is one of the basic requirements of everyone, as is eating and drinking. In reality, however, the population on our planet is growing faster – currently by 1 % or around 70 million people annually – than the means to satisfy this basic requirement for everyone. In many countries and societies, social order depends on a solution to the conflicts involved here and on meeting mankind’s basic need for housing.


Planning lags behind

Today, developments have progressed to the point at which complete rethinking is required on how to create sufficient high-quality,...

Related articles:

Issue 2016-12 Weckenmann

Low-cost housing: ample living space for little money

The need for affordable living space is great worldwide, especially in cities and densely populated areas. This, on the one hand, is due to population growth. In many countries, on the other hand,...

Issue 2008-12

December 2008

Issue 2016-09 FBF Betondienst

61st BetonTage congress – Prefabrication creates living spaces

Precast concrete construction becomes more and more important, not least in the wake of the current discussion about the shortage of affordable housing space. Politics but also the construction and...

Issue 2013-02 Nemetschek Engineering/SAA/Prilhofer Consulting

Excellent start in Singapore

The success of the Engineering Days in Vienna and the up-and-coming precast parts market in the Far East gave rise to the organisers, Nemetschek Engineering (CAD), SAA Engineering (automation...

Issue 2017-03 CSG Engineering

Technical Mission to Italy 2017 announced for October

For the fourth year in a row CSG Engineering is organizing a one-week event in Italy addressed to precasters. The so-called “Technical Mission to Italy” includes visits to precast plants and...