Unkind tongues may claim that BFT International, now in its 85th year of publication is somewhat
getting on in age. We ourselves regard this decade-long experience indeed as a strong asset that only few
in the construction media landscape can put into play.
That a wind of change is blowing and that there is, indeed, courage to change, is evident alone from the recent takeover of Bauverlag by our new Managing Director Michael Voss. Together with his team, he has already rolled up his sleeves to keep BFT and the other 17 media brands of our publishing house on a high technical and creative level and/or – where required – to return to former strength. One of the first measures of the new publisher was, for example, to keep top performers in the company (including some who were willing to leave) and to employ them in optimized positions.
And this is exactly the reason why the new editor-in-chief of BFT greets you with this editorial – who by
no means is a newcomer to the precast concrete industry. Already inaugurated before a large audience at the recent
63rd Ulm BetonTage, the author will already have met many of you, dear readers, at a wide range of technical
trade shows, tours of concrete plants or other events of the industry.
As a result, a genuine died-in-the wool concrete specialist will now hold the reins. As qualified construction worker by trade, and as construction engineer and concrete technologist, he is eminently versed in the field. Within a short time, a second editor will join the editorial office, whom we will introduce to you in our next bauma issue.