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Living is our passion    < 2014-05-03 >

JK Wohnbau is acting with growing success at one of the most expensive property sites in Germany. “It has always been my aim to invest in the best properties and develop exclusive housing projects,” stresses CEO Dr. Josef L. Kastenberger. At the beginning in 1995, JK Wohnbau concentrated on small property projects with an exclusive character in the upmarket asset class. Gradually, the enterprise was able to invest in larger building projects.

Glass plays the leading role    < 2014-05-03 >

SKY TOWER: PRESS GLASS is the first company applying tempered glass on the basis of air cushion technology on a scale as used for the Sky Tower in Wroclaw, Poland. PRESS GLASS, which started in 1991, has rapidly become one of the key players in processing glass for construction. It is no coincidence that the huge building in Wroclaw, which heavily relies on glass design to enhance the visual attractiveness of a prominent building, was planned by architects who know PRESS GLASS’s dynamic,

Equipped for the future    < 2014-05-03 >

The skill and experience of 35 employees, combined with an exceptional machine park, enable Suoko Oy to carry out any civil engineering and earthmoving tasks required. “We are able to handle projects where there is a need to load and haul 5,000 m³ per day and bigger,” confirms Arto Blomqvist, administrative director of the company founded by his uncle Lauri Blomqvist in 1987. “Our original focus was on the extraction of turf from marsh, but we have focused on the construction and engineering

Solid wood construction in perfection    < 2014-05-03 >

Founded in 2006, Unterrainer today employs 20 people. It is the sole domestic provider of solid wood panels from internal production. “We are always able to act quickly and flexibly,” explains Ing. Miriam Oberhuber, construction engineer at Unterrainer since 2010. Customers can rely on holistic services and raw materials of regional origin. “Apart from private builders, we also handle large construction projects with ease,” states the construction engineer. “Also, we are currently pushing our

Window shopping in Hungary    < 2014-05-03 >

Founded in 1993 as a distributor for windows and doors, Fenstherm started production in 1998. It has survived recent crises because the company was flexible enough not to commit to private buyers, but rather to state projects. “Always adapt to the circumstances,” Managing Director Judit Bátor says. Government projects are now responsible for 50 to 60% of the 22 million EUR turnover. With Fenstherm Prémium, Zafir and Brill, the company offers windows of the low cost category and the middle seg

Highly energetic and highly efficient    < 2014-05-03 >

The blasting means are produced in the vehicle on-site to ensure maximum handling safety during transport. As an expert in blasting technology, Maxam Germany offers its customers a complete solution package which includes everything from blasting means, firing systems and accessories to comprehensive services for all areas of blasting technology. Maxam Germany is a 100% subsidiary of the Spanish Maxam Group, a world leader in the market for civil blasting applications. Based in Madrid, t

A quarry with a family connection    < 2014-05-03 >

ITN : “Mr. Velde, has Velde always been a family business?” Egil Velde : “Yes. My father, who had been active in the construction sector before, founded the company in 1984 and bought a quarry in Sandness. In the beginning, Velde produced low-value aggregates for road and pipe construction. At that time, we did not have any clients from the concrete or asphalt segment. Around 2000, we thought about other, high-value applications for our products. It was in 2006, that we started an asphalt pl

Building for life    < 2014-05-03 >

Managing Director Bernd Oswald “Our cross laminated timber is the ideal construction material and offers numerous advantages compared to steel and concrete,” points out Bernd Oswald, managing director. “We developed our cross laminated timber with the TU Graz more than 15 years ago and therefore have great experience and competence in this field. That is why we are in high demand internationally for project development and planning.”

Focusing on the face of a building    < 2014-05-03 >

Managing Director Stefan Fill It is above all its vision to become one of the most outstanding and innovative forces in the construction market that has influenced Fill Metallbau’s development in the Austrian market and beyond. “We have been pursuing our objective to get toreach the top-end of the market for many years. In Austria, we have already established ourselves as one of the market leaders,” points out Managing Director Stefan Fill. Fill Metallbau was first founded in 1968 by Mr

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