For years, many metropolitan areas in Europe have been facing strong population growth and an increasing demand for affordable housing. At the same time, the international building industry feels pressure to reduce its considerable share of energy and resource consumption as well as its CO2 emissions. There is an urgent need for innovative solutions to reconcile these seemingly contradictory objectives. The new cooperation between the binderholz Group and Austria's third largest construction group SWIETELSKY, is one such solution.
Individually plannable system construction with industrial prefabrication
After years of development work, binderholz has brought an individually plannable system building solution made of industrially prefabricated solid wood components for multi-storey residential construction called b_solution onto the market. Every b_solution building project is converted into a 3D model including all system details and equipment information. Production of the b_solution system components takes place directly from this so-called digital twin on the highly automated production line at the binderholz site in Hallein.
Due to the continuous digitalisation of all processes, b_solution stands for commitment to quality, time and price. The b_solution construction method is fast, dry, clean, low-noise and relies on a sustainable and renewable raw material thanks to the consistent use of solid wood in all components. After all, wood naturally sequesters CO2 and energy, as well as being completely reusable and recyclable.
Cross-material competence from a single source
The realisation of b_solution projects also requires conventional construction services for things like foundations, garage floors, outdoor facilities, access or interior finishing services. This is where Swietelsky AG comes in with its wide range of services as a full-service construction provider, not least as a financially strong and reliable general contractor. SWIETELSKY CEO Karl Weidlinger: “By cooperating with binderholz, we are improving our performance, especially when it comes to standardised and large-volume residential construction. Our own activities in other areas of timber and hybrid construction will remain unaffected and will continue to be offered under the SWIEtimber brand as well as by SWIETELSKY subsidiaries”.
The advantages of the cooperation with binderholz are obvious: A single contact partner who provides comprehensive, competent advice, can offer the entire project from a single source and enables both consortium and general contractor contracts. In this way, industrial production ensures sustainable timber construction at competitive prices, even in multi-storey residential buildings. For the time being, the company intends to concentrate on the Austrian market. However, an expansion of the offer across the borders is also within reach.
About Swietelsky AG
SWIETELSKY is one of the leading construction companies in Central and Eastern Europe. With a workforce of about 11,600, the group generates more than three billion Euros in construction output. A decentralised structure guarantees autonomous organisational units and quick decisions. Economic sustainability and solid prosperity characterise the company and today it can offer the entire spectrum of construction services at the highest quality, flexibility and adherence to schedules.
About the binderholz Group
Behind the brand name of binderholz lies the Binder family. Its philosophy combines a passion for wood and entrepreneurial dedication. The vision, innovative strength, courage and exceptional commitment of every single employee make binderholz a reliable full-service provider in the field of wood. Our responsible handling of this exceptional raw material, from seedling to full utilisation based on the zero waste principle guarantees premium solid wood products and construction solutions as well as biofuels. Besides its original headquarters in Fügen, Austria, binderholz operates 28 additional locations. Some 5,000 employees at five Austrian, five German, fourteen British, one Latvian, two Finish and two US sites share passion for wood.