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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

ResearchMaterial ecology

Clay to stay
Expanding the use of clay in the construction sector by setting up a testing network

Manufacturing processes and the transport of building materials are energy-intensive and cause high CO2 emissions. In addition, many building…

ResearchMaterial ecology

Innovation network for regenerative, recyclable, regional and resilient components in building construction

The aim of this research project is to simplify ecological construction. It is funded by the FFG's COIN funding programme and managed by the Research…

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…

ResearchIndoor air quality
Material ecology

Environmentally relevant product data in collaborative BIM environments

Construction products can pose a potential risk to the environment and health due to their pollutant content or release of pollutants. The BIMpeco…

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…

ResearchMaterial ecology

Basic Knowledge on Environmental and Health Aspects for the Selection of Construction Material

The building materials information system WECOBIS was developed in the framework of the innovation programme Zukunft Bau as a practical aid, which…

Color & LightingResearch
Indoor air qualityMaterial ecologyInterior

Network material ecology for hospitals

The use of sustainable building materials is a key issue for sustainable development of the building sector. Emission free indoor air, minimized…

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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