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Dear Mr Mustermann,
 
For many years now, month for month, we have been doing our best to inform you, dear readers, with thematically relevant contributions, as current as possible, on all aspects of the precast concrete industry. We hope that we have succeeded in presenting you a good mix of general news, contributions written by ourselves (e.g. on factory visits) and scientific technical reports by external authors. This has been combined with news from our association partners and project reports from you, our readers. All of this has included precasters and plant engineering firms, supplemented by time-tested patent publications, to strike the right chord ...
 
Yours
Silvio Schade
BFT-Editor-in-Chief
News
Circular economy: IAB inaugurates recycling pilot station

Die neue IAB-Recyclinganlage soll den Schritt von der Forschung in die Praxis erleichtern (Figure: BFT International

 
If the materials used for building are reused after their original use, i.e. a waste product becomes a secondary raw material, then we talk about recycling of building materials. Returning secondary raw materials to a new production process is one of the major challenges of 21st century ...
 
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Key equipment components for precast plant in Peru delivered

Figure: Ratec/Llaxta

The Ratec/Reymann Group will plan precast production of the new residential construction project “Los Altos de Castilla” in Piura, northern Peru for residential project developer Llaxta and will also develop and produce the formwork for the room modules that will be manufactured there. For production of the room modules with a length of 7.15 meters, a width of 3.50 meters and a clearance height of 2.60 meters, two modular molds in the relevant sizes will be developed and manufactured in Hockenheim, furthermore a UPP100 concrete pump to fill the formwork from below using the upcrete method ...
 
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Tekla BIM software for precast concrete
 
The most powerful BIM software for prefabricated structures brings more profitable projects to your reach. Purpose-built for precast producers and detailers, Tekla software reduces manual work and human errors leading to more streamlined processes with better quality information. With unparalleled insight into work at hand everything simply falls into place at the office, factory and site.
 
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Hollow core ceiling system lowers building weight and reduces costs for drilled pile foundations

Figure: W. Markgraf GmbH & Co KG

The new InterCityHotel Hannover Ost, scheduled for completion at the beginning of 2020, will be an eye-catcher at Andreas-Hermes-Platz: a 15-storey high-rise with a pentagonal ground plan. This is also the case with the new IntercityHotel: the reception area and bar are located on the ground floor, the hotel restaurant on the first floor and conference rooms on the second floor. „It is only from the 4th floor onwards that there are only hotel rooms and the floor plans of the floors remain the same,“ explains Dipl.-Ing. Kai-Uwe Oberdieck of LSM Ingenieure für Tragwerksplanung from Hanover, who is responsible for the project in the state capital of Lower Saxony ...
 
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Floor slabs just in time for Belgium‘s housing construction industry

Figure: Vollert Anlagenbau

Daerden, the Belgium specialist in building materials, expands the capacities for the serial pre-production of semi-precast components. In the future, they will be able to deliver their customers in the booming housing construction industry in Belgium with floor slabs within 24 hours, just in time. This will be possible thanks to automated processes and Vollert technology. With 372.8 inhabitants per km2, Belgium is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, ranking eleventh even before Germany or France. Most of the 11.4 million citizens live in large cities and the ...
 
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Durability of textile-reinforced bridges – an interim assessment

Figure: Solidian

New construction methods are often viewed with a very critical eye. One of the numerous questions, which must also be raised with regard to glass fiber-reinforced and carbon-reinforced bridges, is: “How durable is the system?” One of the first bridges was built in Albstadt in 2010, almost ten years ago – a good time for an interim assessment. In Albstadt-Lautlingen in the Swabian Jura, a pedestrian bridge made of reinforced concrete was past its prime. It displayed visual defects – such as rust stains – and posed a hazard to road traffic ...
 
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Superior concrete surface quality at Prefabbricati Zanon

Figure: BFT International

 
Prefabbricati Zanon is a long-established business that has been operating for more than 50 years. The Italian company manufactures precast concrete components for multi-story buildings, including floor slabs of any load capacity and a high surface quality of the elements. Prefabbricati Zanon is a long-established business that has been operating for more than 50 years. The factory is located on a site that extends over an area of more than 100,000 m². The company was founded by Primo Zanon and began as a small prefabrication business. His sons, Alessandro and Giovanni, took it forward enthusiastically and with dedication, passing on the company’s values and the passion for what it does to a new ...
 
 
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You have completed a construction project with precast concrete products successfully and now, you intend to present this project to your customer base, prospective customers and partners in the BFT trade magazine? Then, send us an email shortly describing the project. Or just call us. If the project is of particular interest to our readers, our editors would even like to pay you a visit for preparing an exclusive coverage for the BFT magazine in close coordination with you. Our service in this regard is free of charge.
 
silvio.schade@bauverlag.de, +49 5241 8089-103
 
 
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