Über uns

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Tunnel construction, road construction, civil engineering or structural engineering – without concrete and construction technology know-how our expectations for modern infrastructure and trendsetting residential environments can´t be met. With their innovations our members help shaping the way we work and live tomorrow.

The Austrian Society for Construction Technology (Österreichische Bautechnik Vereinigung, öbv) comprises 200 member companies and institutions, including major developers, the entire construction industry, engineering consultancies, universities and colleges as well as well-known product manufacturers.

The primary object of the Association is for representatives of the member companies and institutions to jointly develop the state of the art in concrete and construction technology. For technical topics, working groups are formed which develop the technical content of öbv Guidelines. öbv passes on the developed knowledge to members‘ employees at further training sessions, technical seminars and congresses.

Guidelines - Co-determining important standards

Guidelines are developed in the öbv working groups for various subject areas. They summarise the state of the art and thus become an important tool for putting out to tender, planning, executing and evaluating construction projects. Our members co-determine what content will ultimately be published. On the öbv platform they can also participate in research projects.

Seminars - Improving technical knowledge

To provide basic training and further training for all those responsible for the success of a structure (developers, planners, contractors and suppliers) öbv has, together with the Ready-mix Concrete Quality Association (Güteverband Transportbeton), created its own training institution. The Concrete Academy offers over 100 seminars a year throughout Austria, providing not only a basic knowledge of concrete technology but also a wide range of concrete and construction technology applications.

Conventions - Making good use of international know-how

In addition to seminars, öbv also organises congresses and conferences such as the Building Congress, which takes place every two years. The two-day event brings experts to Vienna from all over Central Europe. Technical trends and major projects are explained, planning and works executed in tunnel construction, road construction, civil engineering and structural engineering are analysed. The Building Congress is thus becoming the most important platform for construction knowledge in Central Europe.