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BBSRZukunft Bauen: Forschung für die Praxis,Volume 14Bonn, April 2018


The german version of this brochure was published in Dezember 2016 as volume 7 of the publication series "Zukunft Bauen | Forschung für die Praxis".

The english speaking brochure provides identical information about the content of the web portal and is aimed at architects, planners and clients. The retrieval of specialist information, the consideration of the lifecycle, tendering and planning assistance, myWECOBIS and much more are discussed.

With its Zukunft Bau research initiative, the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community (BMI) in collaboration with the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR) is strengthening the construction industry's innovativeness and readiness for the future. The aim is to improve the competitiveness of German construction on the European domestic market and, in particular, to support the growth of knowledge and understanding in the domain of technical, construction culture and organisational innovations.

On this bases, the BMI, the ByAK and the BBSR have been continuously developing the rich and varied information contained within WECOBIS.

Published by
Federal Institute for Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR)
within the Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning (BBR), Bonn

Scientific Support
Federal Institute for Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR)
Division II 6 Building and Environment
in cooperation with the Bavarian Chamber of Architects
Architecture & Technology Division

Hildegund Figl, Stefan Haas, Matthias Klingler, Daniel Savi, Dr. Caroline Thurner, Petra Wurmer-Weiß, Dr. Gerd Zwiener



  • Technical information
  • Lifecycle consideration
  • Planning & tendering assistance
  • Content relevant to BNB
  • Information summaries from WECOBIS

There is also a German version of this publication available:
>> WECOBIS – Webbasiertes ökologisches Baustoffinformationssystem