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CARBOCON is the leading service provider when it comes to carbon reinforced concrete. We take care of project management, planning and consulting for construction projects, knowledge transfer to the economy or special questions concerning the development and approval of innovative and technical solutions as well as patent­ applications. As a member of the TUDAG Group, we provide knowledge transfer and R&D services. With our network, we can integrate the right partners into the entire value creation process in a targeted manner to reach the best solution.

CARBOCON transfers knowledge and technology quickly and professionally to partners in business and industry and acts as a service provider or partner in construction, funding and cooperative projects. Consulting and planning services can be provided quickly and flexibly on behalf of customers. CARBOCON is at your disposal with its expertise in working out the best solution together with customers and partners.

Our customers

Prefabricated component manufacturers

Manufacturers of precast concrete products are faced with the challenge of mastering the logistics costs involved in lifting and transporting the finished products. But the production of finished parts is also characterised by consistent quality in high quantities. CARBOCON can help you, for example, to reduce logistics costs, expand product portfolios and generate competitive advantages.

Fabric/concrete manufacturers

The basic components of carbon reinforced concrete are supplied by manufacturers of concretes and their components as well as manufacturers of fabrics and rebars. CARBOCON links the manufacturers and their products with the most diverse construction projects and continuously refines the products together with the manufacturers. The transfer of the latest knowledge is of crucial importance.

Component manufacturers

In addition to the classic "ingredients" of concretes and reinforcements, the components used to join carbon reinforced concrete structures in hybrid applications form an important basis for the composite construction material. CARBOCON offers manufacturers solutions and ideas for portfolio expansion. Moreover, existing products can be qualified for use with carbon reinforced concrete in approval procedures.
 

Planners and users

In the building planning process, engineers and architects contribute different competencies and solutions at different stages of the project's development. With its expertise in carbon reinforced concrete, CARBOCON helps engineers and architects by offering a solutions-oriented approach and participating in the project by providing advice and comprehensive planning support.

Private clients

Apart from design aspects, private clients primarily evaluate development projects from an economic point of view. The advantages and feasibility, the competitive environment and the image of the project play an important role in decision-making processes. CARBOCON's projects using carbon reinforced concrete to offer a highly innovative and sustainable building material and an improved image.
 

Public clients

For the public sector, criteria such as sustainability and innovative strength are becoming increasingly important in planning and construction. For existing structures in the infrastructure and building construction sectors, CARBOCON offers excellent solutions to meet these criteria. Carbon reinforced concrete can be included in the planning process at a very early stage when restoring, strengthening and maintaining bridges and other structures.

our network partners

Structural engineers | Manufacturers | Construction companies | Expert consultants/researchers | Laboratories | Approval authorities


CARBOCON acts as a central interface bringing customers and network partners together. In special construction projects involving carbon concrete, CARBOCON assumes the role of project manager in order to advance complicated issues and processes between the parties involved. We build 'bridges' to the authorities involved in the approval process, and expert reports are prepared to guarantee success. In addition, a wide variety of experts from our industry network are involved in complex development and planning processes. This ensures a decisive advantage for the customer when it comes to efficiency.

The CARBOCON team is also at your disposal as a central contact partner with interdisciplinary expertise. In connection with our range of services, this enables us to take care of various customers with different requirement profiles.

CARBOCON supports the projects from the first analysis to the subsequent application. The spectrum of projects ranges from comprehensive consulting on strategic, operational and technical issues in the use of carbon reinforced concrete to 'classic' planning for the strengthening of bridges and other structures with carbon reinforced concrete.

Service packages in the value creation process

The CARBOCON team is also at your disposal as a point of contact with interdisciplinary expertise. In connection with our range of services, this enables us to take care of various customers with different requirement profiles.

Portfolio, feasibility analyses, dimensioning

Taking customer and project requirements into account from an early stage within the scope of feasibility and portfolio analyses creates an excellent basis for securing the subsequent success of the project. Be it design calculations or economic considerations for the engineers, a holistic view is important.

Prototype construction and test programmes

CARBOCON has extensive experience in the development, planning and construction of prototypes, demonstration models and the associated test programmes for simulation and verification. Be it the selection of the right materials, partners or design models, CARBOCON always has the right solution.

Expert support for national technical approval / project-related approval

For the application of carbon reinforced concrete a national technical approval for the strengthening of steel reinforced concrete components is available. CARBOCON can obtain a project-related approval or a national technical approval for special applications and help the customer in interacting with the authorities and other parties involved. We will also map out the complete planning process, the execution of tests and expert reports.

Distribution Products and Licences

In addition to the approval of products, their integration into practical projects is of utmost importance. Here CARBOCON combines product variety with application. Partners in our network and from the construction industry benefit from the best solutions through licensing models, among other things.

QM self monitoring / third-party monitoring

CARBOCON ensures consistently high quality in the application of this innovative technology, not only during the planning stage of the construction project, but also in the later execution phase. This means that customers and project participants can be sure to benefit from CARBOCON's expertise in providing a comprehensive solution throughout the entire value creation process.

 

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Reinforcement of the Hyparschale in Magdeburg

The Hyparschale in Magdeburg, built according to the plans of civil engineer Ulrich Müther, is one of the largest concrete shell constructions of its kind. The roof construction consists of four hyperbolic paraboloid shells. The Hyparschale, a listed building, already showed structural damage years ago. Carbon reinforced concrete was implemented as the reconstruction solution. The structure was reinforced with a carbon reinforced concrete layer of 10 mm on the top and the bottom of the concrete shell, thus protecting Magdeburg's landmark from demolition.

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Strengthening of a bridge in Naumburg/Saale

Naumburg is home to one of the oldest preserved steel reinforced concrete bridges in Germany – the Thainburg pedestrian bridge. The bridge, which is now under a preservation order, was built in 1892 and made of steel reinforced concrete, a new material at that time. In recent decades, the structure has suffered corrosion damage due to lack of maintenance and constructional sealing defects. For reasons of material efficiency and design, a strenghtening with carbon reinforced concrete was chosen. The strenghtening works were carried out in summer 2021. The finishing renovational works are being carried out until autumn 2021.

 

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Carbon reinforced concrete bridge for the Free State of Saxony

The first carbon reinforced concrete road bridge is being built as part of the 100-Bauwerke-Programm of the Free State of Saxony. The previously conventionally reinforced concrete structure from 1934 is located in the area of a state road and is heavily used by conventional road traffic. The bridge is now being constructed as a replacement building made of carbon reinforced concrete (carbon rods and grids). The bridge's substructures and foundations are conventionally constructed using reinforced concrete. At the beginning of April 2021, work began on the construction of the so far unique carbon reinforced bridge over the Kuppritzer Wasser near Wurschen on the S111. After the completion of the works on the superstructure, intended for autumn 2021, long-term monitoring is planned.

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Reinforcement of slabs and beams in Beyer-Bau Dresden

The striking Beyer-Bau complex on the TU Dresden campus needs to be renovated. Due to increased usage requirements, static structural deficits in beams and ceiling planes have to be eliminated, as the existing construction was very slim compared to today's normative specifications. The chosen solution for the strenghthening is a reinforcement of the joists and ceiling planes with carbon reinforced concrete. This solution prevents a demolition and rebuilding of the historic structure. By using carbon reinforced concrete, the existing structures can be reinforced in a minimally invasive and economical manner while complying with preservation orders. The Beyer-Bau project is a very impressive example for a sustainable preservation of a historical building.

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Reinforcement of the ceilings of an above-ground bunker

The existing  bunker in Bremen shall to be converted. As part of these considerations, the client asked CARBOCON for support. The client plans to slightly reduce the height of the used rooms of the bunker system. Thus an increase of the load-bearing capacity is necessary for which the client wants to use carbon reinforced concrete. The client also put down special requirements with regard to the application temperature in the bunker system. Furthermore, a project-related approval must be obtained because a reinforcement grid is to be used that is not yet covered by the general building authority approval.

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Consulting services and implementation of project-related approval for federal road bridge in Bavaria

The Augsburg State Building Authority plans to strengthen and repair a prestressed concrete box girder bridge over the Danube in Donauwörth (Bavaria) that was built around 1968. The structure consists of two superstructures, each spanning two fields. The aim is to achieve a remaining service life of at least 20 years. Due to its technical requirements carbon reinforced concrete is recommended, with which the identified deficits of the bridge can be remedied as part of the renovation process. Since carbon reinforced concrete is an innovative material and is therefore used for the first time in Bavaria, a project-related approval is required first. Works are planned for 2023.

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Feasibility study and implementation of project-related approval for federal road bridge in Hesse

In Hesse, a multi-span bridge, built in 1971, was renovated and repaired. In this project, carbon reinforced concrete was used for the first time to reinforce a motorway bridge. The approximately 70 m long structure in Frankfurt transfers the A648 motorway in three parts over two cycle paths and the  the Nidda river. As part of the renovation, the bridge's deficit in load-bearing capacity was compensated for by targeted reinforcement with just a few centimeters of carbon reinforced concrete. At the top, the reinforcement layer was completely integrated into the road structure without having to raise the gradient. The restrictions for the underpassing cycle paths in the peripheral areas are minimal with only 3.5 cm reinforcement layer thickness. The sensitive nature around the river Nidda under the main field remained completely untouched by the construction work.

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Strengthening of sugar silos in Lower Saxony

Carbon reinforced concrete was used in the reconstruction of several sugar silos. Before the start of the project, during inspection and sampling, the silo walls showed severe damage in the form of deep cracks, spalling and reduced tensile strength. The aim was to permanently restore a uniform cross-section with a smooth and hygienic surface. The approximately 5,000 m² interior wall of the silo received a strengthening layer of textile reinforced concrete, which ensured both better load-bearing capacity and sustainable serviceability. In this situation the SiloSolution product was used.

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Repair of a historic arched bridge in Naila/Bavaria

The historical arched bridge in the city of Naila, which is more than one hundred years old, showed extensive crack formation and cavities almost over the entire surface. Since the listed building has a sentimental value for the region, a reconstruction method had to be found that preserves the old appearance and geometry and at the same time ensures compliance with current requirements for structural integrity, road safety and durability. Strengthening with carbon reinforced concrete was not only an economically attractive solution, but was also convincing in terms of durability, fine crack distribution and the simple practical application of carbon reinforced concrete.

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Reinforcement of steel reinforced concrete columns in Berlin

The aim of the construction project was the structural strengthening of steel reinforced concrete columns in an office building. The carbon reinforced concrete was introduced as part of the conceptual design and planning. The existing national technical approval provided the perfect conditions for this. First, the old concrete surface was prepared using a high-pressure water jet. The strengthening work was then carried out. Fine-grained concrete and carbon reinforcement were alternately applied to the surface. A few centimetres of cross-sectional expansion with carbon reinforced concrete were sufficient to significantly increase the load-bearing capacity of the columns (load increase of about 40 %).

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Strengthening of a high-rise building in Munich

The 40-year-old Arabella skyscraper in Munich was damaged by cracks, spalling and frost damage on some balconies and balustrade panels. These affected the durability and safety of the balconies and the building's surroundings. During the repair work, the complex geometry of the facade was to be maintained without scaffolding where possible while the building continued to be used. The ideal solution here was a covering of carbon reinforced concrete. The low material requirement allowed outdoor work by industrial climbers. A textile concrete layer of only 6 mm ensured both the preservation of the old appearance and long-term load-bearing capacity.

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Construction supervision and quality management during facade reconstruction with carbon concrete slabs

The building on the Dresden University of Technology campus has a facade made of betoShell® panels. The panels are double-layered and reinforced with fibreglass. As part of the installation work, anchor systems were dismantled and replaced by new anchor systems. As part of his quality management concept, the principal requested comprehensive documentation and supervision of the installation work. The monitoring of contractors should incorporate experience with carbon reinforced concrete.

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The CARBOCON team is also at your disposal as a central contact partner with interdisciplinary expertise. In connection with our range of services, this enables us to take care of various customers with different requirement profiles.

CARBOCON supports the projects from the first analysis to the subsequent application. The spectrum of projects ranges from comprehensive consulting on strategic, operational and technical issues in the use of carbon reinforced concrete to 'classic' planning for the strengthening of bridges and other structures with carbon concrete.

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