In the early 1980's the Federal Secretary of Construction as well
as individual states conducted several studies on how to optimize
construction costs. The studies concluded that collaboration between
architects and engineers in early stages of project development
played a crucial role. The architect's original building plans must
include the structural optimization of the construction. The following
mentions two examples concerning cost efficient construction. They
are related to the single family house and general housing:
· reduction of wall thicknesses to the optimum structural
and static limit.
Advantage: Possible floor space gain of up to 8%.
· use of adhesive brick-work with the possibility for thin
plaster in place of normal plaster strengths.
Advantage: Large loads possible with slim walls at half the cost
of normal plaster