Vienna, 18th–20th May 2022 – The biennial International Industrial Building Seminar of the research area of Integrated Construction Planning and Industrial Building of TU Wien took place this year under the motto “Back to Bauhaus – The great reset?” ATP CEO and Professor of Industrial Building Christoph M. Achammer and the head of the research area, Professor Dr Iva Kovacic, invited international experts to discuss the question of how industrial building can contribute to mastering the huge challenges of the coming century.
The seminar opened with a keynote lecture by the engineer and architect Werner Sobek entitled “Engineering. Design. Sustainability”. This was followed by lectures and presentations from leading experts from the fields of research, design, execution, and operation including Jörn Walter (former Head of the Hamburg Building Directorate), Gunter Henn (Architekturbüro HENN), Jakob Dunkl (Querkraft), Stefan Kögl (Siemens AG), Gerhard Hausladen (Ingenieurbüro Hausladen), and Anton Savov (ETH Zürich), which formed the programmatic focus of the two-day event.
ATP architects engineers was represented by lectures from the ATP partners Horst Reiner and Dario Travaš, Hannes Achammer (Associated Partner), Michael Haugeneder (Managing Director ATP sustain), and Lars Oberwinter (Managing Director Plandata).
The 25th Industrial Building Seminar also provided the opportunity to stage a ceremonial dinner in the legendary Semper Depot to mark the farewell from the university of our own ATP CEO Christoph M. Achammer. After 20 years working in the service of TU Wien he is leaving the venerable institution, where he was appointed Professor for Integrated Construction Planning and Industrial Building in 2002. Countless colleagues and friends came together to raise a glass to the new Emeritus Professor and to look back on the many successful activities carried out by the interdisciplinary institute during his time in the chair.
The future of the institute
In future, the Institute for Interdisciplinary Construction Process Management will become the Institute for Construction and Industrial Building and will have four research areas. Professor Iva Kovacic will continue to head the research area “Integrated Design” while new teams will be formed in the research areas “Industrial Building” and “Construction”. The newly created research area “Integrated Building Technology” will ensure that the new institute is the only one in the German-speaking region to bring together all construction-related disciplines and, hence, comprehensively cover the field of integrated design.