In Dübendorf, Implenia is building the perfect research environment for Empa and Eawag scientists. A lot of innovation has gone into creating this centre for innovation: from the low-vibration concrete structure for the laboratory building to the wood-concrete hybrid construction for the parking garage or an experimental geothermal probe field for heat storage - sustainably planned and built with the help of a digital BIM model.
How do you successfully bring a US entertainment concept to Europe? What remains, where is there a need for adaptation? And how can the client and construction company optimise the concept as a team? Topgolf in Oberhausen shows the way.
One thing is clear. If a Swiss research institution builds a new campus, no run-of-the-mill applications will be used. On the building site in Dübendorf, Implenia is teaming up with the client, the Eidgenössischen Materialprüfungs- und Forschungsanstalt (Empa, or Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology) to create innovative solutions. You can read here what this has to do with aspects such as the sanitary facilities, plant fertiliser and pizza as comfort food.
The message is clear: safety at work is Implenia’s top priority – always and everywhere. A visit to the major railway construction site in Liestal in Canton Basel-Land, demonstrates how this can work in practice, despite time pressures and the human tendency to take the easy way.
Can you really lay pipes for hundreds of metres without digging up the ground? You can with E-Power Pipe. Implenia Trenchless is using the innovative process to build the SuedLink, an almost 700 km long direct current electricity cable in Germany, thus making a contribution to the country’s energy transition.