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The IBO's research is primarily oriented towards results and implementation: IBO research should encourage the dissemination of independent information, substantiated comparisons, decision-making aids as well as make tools available. Research activities cover all areas of sustainable construction. The scientific approach makes it easier to identify which measures improve construction. Research at the IBO focuses on quantitative and qualitative assessment that can be applied in practice.

Research projects

ResearchLifecycle assessments and lifecycle costs
Measurements & MonitoringInteriorCircular economy

RE-FORM earth
Clay construction for the building revolution

Considering the ecological and social impacts as well as the immense amount of materials used in the building sector, it is evident that there is a…

Building product managementCircular economy

Guide to plastic-free construction
Analysis of hazards and risks over the entire life cycle of building products

It is impossible to imagine the building industry without plastics, but the long-term effects on humans and the environment have not yet been…

ResearchCircular economy

Performance of recycled concrete in upcycling

In the UP!crete project, scientifically sound knowledge is generated on the possibilities of improving the properties of recycled aggregates to enable…

ResearchCircular economy

Clay as a climate- and resource-friendly building material

The massive use of materials that can only be reused by means of downcycling or materials that are destined for landfill in recent decades presents…

ResearchLifecycle assessments and lifecycle costs
Circular economy

Circular Twin
A Digital Ecosystem for the Generation and Evaluation of Circular Digital Twins

By 2030, more than the equivalent of two Earths will be needed to meet the demand for natural resources, therefore a transition to circular systems is…

ResearchCircular economy

Critical evaluation of the effect of biogenic carbon in wood products on climate change using dynamic models.

The overall objective of TimberBioC is the development and coupling of dynamic models on forest and product level as a robust basis for the…

ResearchCircular economy

From the building industry, for the building industry - Fundamentals of the recyclability of wood

The overall project goal of TimberLoop is to conceptualize the recycling of construction timber, as a central component of the wood-based bioeconomy.…

ResearchCircular economy

100 percent re-use and recycling for buildings with short usage cycles

The BuildReUse project will develop concepts of the circular economy with regard to buildings with short usage cycles in order to promote the…

ResearchCircular economy

Participatory realization of a climate-neutral demonstration building

Vis-à-Vis, a building in the Village im Dritten urban development area, is to become a scalable, climate-neutral pilot project and thus a role model.…

ResearchMaterial ecology
Smart CityArchitectureBuilding Materials and ComponentsCircular economy

Digital Urban Mining Platform for assessing the material composition of building stocks through coupling of BIM to GIS

Strong population growth and the resulting urbanisation are increasing the global consumption of material resources and energy. The construction…

ResearchCircular economy

Sustainable building material cycles by means of material analysis and pollutant separation

“Bau-Cycle – Sustainable building material cycles by means of material analysis and pollutant separation” aims to close essential gaps in the…

ResearchMaterial ecology
Circular economy

wohngesund – healthy living – standard for healthy and ecological residential buildings

The overarching aim of the Interreg project "healthy living" is to ensure that the interiors of residential buildings in the Lake Constance region are…

New Scientific Publications

Dolezal F., Reichenauer A., Wilfling A., Neusser M., Prislan R.: Recording, Processing, and Reproduction of Vibrations Produced by Impact Noise Sources in Buildings. Acoustics 2024, 6, 97–113.

Dolezal F., Fellner M., Neusser M.: Acoustic Performance of Buildings, Components and Materials as a Parameter for Ecological and Social Assessments. Proceedings of 10th Congress of the Alps Adria Acoustics Association. Izola 2023.

Wilfling A., Dolezal F.: Application of Ambisonics to Building Acosutics – Challenges and Opportunities. Proceedings of 10th Congress of the Alps Adria Acoustics Association. Izola 2023.

Dolezal F., Neusser M., Blödt A.: Kategorisierung der Stoßstellendämmung im Massivholzbau. Teil 1: Quantifizierung der Wirksamkeit von Maßnahmen an der Stoßstelle mit Messwerten im L-Stoß. Holzbau Quadriga 3/2023.

Blödt A., Neusser M., Dolezal F.: Kategorisierung der Stoßstellendämmung im Massivholzbau. Teil 2: Anwendung elastischer Zwischenlagen im Massivholzbau und Prognose der bauakustischen Eigenschaften. Holzbau Quadriga 3/2023.

Neusser M., Urbán D., Dolezal F., Müllner H.: The influence of different material properties of straw on the building acoustic performance of lightweight wall constructions. Proceedings of forum acusticum, Torino 2023.

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