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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
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…

ResearchPassivhaus & Plusenergie Gebäude
Smart CityArchitectureBuilding Materials and Components

Building expertise for the sustainable development and implementation of digital, liveable plus-energy neighbourhoods

The consortium is developing a future-oriented and customised qualification measure for the sustainable development and implementation of digital,…

ArchitectureBuilding Materials and Components
ResearchPassivhaus & Plusenergie GebäudeSmart City

Energy-flexible plus-energy campus with living lab

The "Plus-Energy-Campus" exploratory project is investigating possible developments of the Vienna neighbourhood on Höchstädtplatz around the UAS…

ArchitectureBuilding Materials and Components
ResearchSmart City

Planning and modernisation of smart city quarters with a view to energy optimisation and a high quality of life

The SC_micro-quarters project demonstrates possibilities for urban planning and urban quarter development with a view to creating a path to a low…

ArchitectureBuilding Materials and Components
ResearchSmart City

Characteristic values for the evaluation of the climate compatibility of new settlements

In Switzerland a system for the integral planning, evaluation and quality check of new settlement projects is in usage since many years (2000-Watt…

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ArchitectureBuilding Materials and Components
Lifecycle assessments and lifecycle costsBuilding physicsSmart CityRenovation

Way2Smart Korneuburg
Start-Up towards a socially compatible, energy-self-sufficient Smart City

Korneuburg has set itself an ambitious deadline: By 2036, the city wants to be energy-autonomous and also CO2-neutral. For the project Way2Smart…

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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