Current findings from research and building practice

Sustainability benefits of lightweight concrete

Sustainability continues to be a major trend in socioeconomic development and especially in the development of the construction industry, not least also for and in the building materials and building supplies sector. The background of this development is, at its core, a change in the definition of quality: the classical characteristics of (technical) quality and price are expanded by an additional dimension of sustainability performance [1]. Being an economic sector of great importance also for the national economy, the building materials and building supplies industry has naturally evolved...

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Issue 02/2014 Recent findings

Sustainability-related quality of lightweight concrete masonry –

Sustainability continues to be a key socio-economic development trend with particular relevance to the construction and property sectors. In the building materials and construction supplier...

Issue 02/2021

State-of-the-art construction with infra-lightweight concrete

Thermal characteristics (particularly heat insulation) are increasingly being considered in building construction. A building’s total energy consumption during its life cycle comprises its...

Issue 02/2013 EPDs for lightweight masonry blocks

Environmental impact as a state-of-the-art quality characteristic

The ongoing development of the construction sector is currently marked by a major trend, which is to establish a strategic approach to sustainability to strike a balance between its environmental,...


Revolutionary opportunities with fiber-reinforced lightweight design

The construction industry is facing immense challenges, among them the need to reduce emissions and to use resources more efficiently. Fiber-reinforced construction plays a key role in managing this...

Issue 03/2020 Submitted by: IAB WEIMAR

Innovation: Lightweight granules made of masonry rubble for R concrete

The precast concrete industry makes a decisive contribution to cover the growing need for residential and non-residential buildings. This task is associated with a substantial consumption of mineral...