Day 1: Tuesday, 5th February 2013

Structural precast construction 1 – Built examples, technical concepts




Tour Total Berlin – a perfect architectural concrete example

Tour Total Berlin - Architekturbeton in Perfektion

Dipl.-Ing. Hubertus Dreßler


TaunusTurm Frankfurt – precast elements in high-rise construction

TaunusTurm Frankfurt - Betonfertigteile im Hochhausbau

Dr.-Ing. Hubert Bachmann


Spalling above intact near-surface aggregate particles? – A defect despite passed freeze-thaw test?

Abplatzungen über gesunden, oberflächennahen Gesteinskörnern - Mangel trotz bestandener Frostprüfung?

Prof. Dr. jur. Gerd Motzke, Dr.-Ing., Jürgen Krell


Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for cement and...

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