Drees & Sommer is a member of a new network for innovative construction – AACHEN BUILDING EXPERTS

Key players in the network: The Executive Board of AACHEN BUILDING EXPERTS with Chairman Bert Wirtz (4th from right), his two deputies, Professor Dr. Marcus Baumann (5th from right and Ludwig Florack (3rd from right), as well as Chamber of Commerce and Industry Managing Director and Project Coordinator Anke Schweda.

Some 30 industrial, architectural and construction industry companies and experts from RWTH Aachen University and Aachen University of Applied Sciences founded AACHEN BUILDING EXPERTS on August 8, 2016. The goal of the association is to exchange knowledge, promote digital technologies and innovation, and to improve vocational and continuing training in the construction industry. As a founding member of the network, Drees & Sommer is supporting the networking of research and practice, and advancing topics such as Building Information Modeling, modular construction, and Cradle to Cradle.

 Florack Bauunternehmung GmbH, die robert grünzig GmbH & Co. KG und die Goldbeck West GmbH zu den Mitgliedern des neugegründeten AACHEN BUILDING EXPERTS e.V. The association is based on the interdisciplinary network of the same name founded two years ago on the initiative of Bert Wirtz, President of the Aachen Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK), and successfully launched by the IHK. The members of the association are seeking to pool their expertise to establish the Aachen region as a center of competence for innovative construction. They will jointly develop measures that support modern construction methods and establish links between business and research. Cooperation with the RWTH Aachen and the Aachen University of Applied Sciences gives companies the opportunity to network with researchers, students and graduates. In return, the companies enable insights into current projects and practice. In addition to Drees & Sommer, members of the newly founded AACHEN BUILDING EXPERTS include the Florack Bauunternehmung GmbH, the robert grünzig GmbH & Co. KG and the Goldbeck West GmbH.