March 3 2023

The 1893 at the Construction Summit in Hamburg / Many construction projects planned for climate-neutral living

At the beginning of March, CEO Volker Klich, project manager Kerstin Köhler, project manager Kerstin Köhler and project manager Bruno Bohn visited the Construction Summit in Hamburg's HafenCity and explored further digitization steps for their construction sites. Once a year, the Construction Summit brings together the construction industry with start-ups and their digital solutions.


Volker Klich:
“To achieve our goals, we need digital tools. Because we will be planning and building a lot in the next few years. We are all about collaborative planning and higher productivity on the construction site. This is only possible with digital solutions, because it makes resources visible that we would not recognize in analogue form. The tools stand for a new management method. We get suggestions for this when we look around in the private real estate industry, i.e. go out of the box. The Construction Summit was a wonderful opportunity for that. We have taken the first steps with Sablono and Lean Management in the BRAND.VIER campaign area in Oderbruch. But we want to get even better at taking the construction companies with us and involving them. Because everyone benefits from that.”


The tech companies also benefit from the exchange
We used the trade fair primarily for the exchange in the triangle with software providers and their lean management partner fischer Consulting. "We have had intensive discussions with Bosch-Refinemysite, koppla, Beeboard and Procore," says Kerstin Köhler. And Bruno Bohn was enthusiastic about the exchange at eye level: "The start-ups were very interested in our experience in digital construction and planning. They also benefit from that.”

On the way to Building Information Modeling
At the moment we are mainly using Sablono to always be on the same page with the trades and planners and to avoid idle times. In the Oderbruch action area, cycle planning negotiated with the construction companies and the so-called Last Planner System are also used. With additional digital solutions, we would like to further optimize the preliminary planning, among other things. This includes depicting houses as digital twins and using this 3D documentation after construction. For example, to monitor technical processes and discover sources of error before they become a problem. We are moving more and more towards so-called Building Information Modeling (BIM). Here, all relevant building data is digitally recorded, combined and networked in the best possible way in order to optimize the planning, execution and management of buildings.