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Sustainable construction in practice – Compilation of good examples for the internet

The Sustainable Building Guidelines and the Sustainable Building Assessment System (BNB) have become established in the federal construction sector and support the implementation of the federal national sustainability strategy. Initial practical experience with regard to holistic building concepts, optimised individual aspects of the BNB, innovative technologies, optimised planning processes and BNB certification verification are available. As part of the research project, good examples of sustainable construction from current construction projects were researched and prepared for federal construction and the general public.

Project duration: June 2016 – June 2018

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Legal examination and optimisation of the sample architect contract and the standard contract terms of the RBBau-sample terms for federal construction projects

The guidelines for the performance of federal construction works (RBBau) contain a sample contract for planning services. This project aimed to increase legal certainty by examining whether the sample contract "Object Planning, Buildings and Interior Rooms" as well as the information and the general contract conditions comply with recent case law and by developing revision proposals.

Project duration: August 2017 – August 2018

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Expertise on the accessible environmental potential of Efficiency House Plus buildings

The CO2 savings potential of different energy standards was analysed in line with the research. Both the energy demand for running the building and the environmental impacts of the required building materials for construction and maintenance during the life cycle were considered.

Project duration: November 2016 - November 2017

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Requirements for authorising variants in award procedures to further competition and innovation in the procurement of construction works

The research project examined the legal requirements for variants in award procedures for works contracts and with the potential to use variants to promote innovations according to the principle of a fair competition. It analysed the differences between award procedures above and below the value thresholds as well as the regulations of other European jurisdictions. In addition, it developed proposals for the revision of the VOB/A and guidelines for practitioners.

Project duration: October 2017 – May 2018

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Under which circumstances does the design of construction contracts constitute a "material deviation" from the VOB/B with legal consequences for the evaluation of standard business terms?

Construction contracts subject to the VOB often also include forms of the procurement manual [Vergabehandbuch] as special or additional contract conditions in order to complement or specify the VOB/B provisions. This project aimed to examine whether such contract conditions can be used without jeopardising the legal privilege of the contract according to § 310 (1) sentence 3 German Civil Code.

Project duration: October 2017 – July 2018

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Improvement of methods for the correction of vacancy in energy consumption

The current German Energy Saving Ordinance stipulates for consumption-based certificates of buildings that "longer vacancies must be taken mathematically into account when calculating energy consumption". At present, an approximate method developed by the BBSR exists for residential and non-residential buildings. The official bulletin for the Energy Saving Ordinance proposes a mathematical method for correcting vacancies. The objective of this project was the evaluation of the current method and the development of suggestions for improvement. In particular, this project included the review and scientific justification of the limits of applicability.

Project duration: August 2016 - January 2018

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Compliance and applied business ethics in the construction industry

In the construction industry, in addition to external control measures, internal prevention measures or regulations should also help to avoid unfair methods such as corruption, price fixing and illegal employment. These preventive measures include, in particular, compliance management systems and value management systems. The main question of the project was what penetration such formalised systems actually have in the construction industry and which solutions are suitable as best practice models.

Project duration: November 2016 – April 2018

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ÖKOBAUDAT and Europe II

A growing demand for cooperation with the ÖKOBAUDAT from abroad requires further activities for internationalisation and harmonisation of the datasets. A key issue is the development of the current infrastructure of individual LCA databases towards an international data network, which was the driver for further development of the ÖKOBAUDAT both frontend and backend.

Project duration: August 2016 - September 2017

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