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Bauer Spezialtiefbau sets new standards with environmental product declarations

Dedicated to more than just foundations, another sustainability milestone has been achieved.
Written by Piling Canada
April 2024

BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH is dedicated to more than just foundations. The company set itself the goal of establishing the sustainable construction site as a standard and making a key contribution to a green future. In the summer of 2023, the company was awarded a certificate for sustainable construction sites. Now another sustainability milestone has been achieved. On Feb. 23, Florian Pronold, retired parliamentary state secretary and managing director of the Institut Bauen und Umwelt e.V., handed over six environmental product declarations for the mixed-in-place method (MIP) to Bauer Spezialtiefbau representatives, including managing director and CEO Frank Haehnig and member of the management board Florian Bauer.

“I am thrilled to present Bauer Spezialtiefbau GmbH with these environmental product declarations. Not only does this step underscore their commitment to transparent and sustainable specialist foundation engineering, it also sets whole new standards,” said Pronold.

Environmental product declarations, known as EPDs, deliver transparent environmental impact data verified by independent experts. This is a verifiable and transparent way to integrate the environmental compatibility of construction products into the assessment of a structure’s sustainability. Starting from the design phase, this extensive information is useful for designers, architects and owners. It allows them to make justified decisions for sustainable construction methods, for example by considering the carbon footprint. Furthermore, this ensures that environmental compatibility requirements are fulfilled for a structure across its entire life cycle.

“Our initiative with a total of six EPDs for our MIP method represents a significant milestone in the construction industry,” said Hursit Ibuk, Ph.D., head of construction materials technology and product sustainability at Bauer Spezialtiefbau.

In the past, no EPDs existed for construction products that were prepared directly on site using raw materials. The EPDs now encompass both the manufacturing process for the MIP material as well as the MIP method itself.

“The EPDs for our MIP method demonstrate very clearly that sustainability is not just a concept for us: it is our passion,” said Haehnig.

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