A report from practice

Ensuring refund of energy costs in the precast concrete industry

By introducing the obligation to start an energy audit and/or an energy management system (for larger companies), legislation also aims to include industry in discovering as many savings potentials in energy consumption as possible, and in utilizing them for a long-term, sustainable economic process. This approach would also make a relevant contribution to attaining climate protection objectives set by the German federal government.

This obligation involved here, moreover, offers considerable opportunity for discovering and realizing savings potentials in operating costs that exceed the...

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Issue 2016-11 FDB

Two new checklists in the code of practice collection

The Association of German Precast Construction (FDB - Fachvereinigung Deutscher Betonfertigteilbau e.V.) expands their code of practice collection by two new codes of practice: The FDB Code of...

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Issue 2017-10 FDB

Code of Practice on Fire Safety – free download

The Fachvereinigung Deut­­scher Betonfertigteilbau e.V. (FDB; German Association for Precast Construction) has revised its Code of Practice on Fire Safety and renamed it to “FDB-Merkblatt Nr. 7...

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Issue 2017-01 FDB

Excel tool for EnEV pre-design of façade panels

The Trade Association of ­German Precast Construction (FDB) has augmented its eight design aids by adding a new Excel tool for EnEV pre-design pre-sizing large-sized reinforced-concrete façade...

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Boom Truck Crane Certification Preparation

The new OSHA requirements for crane operator certification officially take effect Dec. 9, 2018. OSHA will require crane operators to be certified to operate most cranes that have a lifting capacity of...

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Issue 2017-02 Potentials for the precast industry

Bridge construction with UHPFRC precast elements

Stringent requirements for bridge structures due to rising traffic volumes, accompanied by the age structure of bridges in Germany, are calling for fast construction of new and replacement structures....

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