Construction Planning

According to §1 of the federal building act air (immission control) and climate are have to be taken into account in construction planning. Usually this means you have to prepare an environmental report which points out and assesses the expected effects of your plans.

As a matter of fact planned construction will not only effect the construction site itself but also - or even only - the immediate neighbourhood. Consequently, it is necessary to think carefully about a suitable investigation area in advance.

Some examples of past investigations:

  • Planned construction in the hinterland of a housing area close to a highway. Is the present and future pollutant concentration caused by the highway low enough?
    Method: Estimation of the present and future immissions through a screening model
  • Planning of office buildings with a underground garage in the inner city. What about the additional immissions from the garage? How does the densified cultivation affect the traffic-induced immissions?
    Extra investigation for the investor: How to avoid a short circuit of the discharged air from the garage and the fresh air supply for the offices?
    Method: Modelling of the emissions caused by the traffic entering the garage, immission prognoses with the prognostic flow and dispersion model MISKAM
  • An inner-city square is closed about by high buildings. How to optimize the building structures to avoid negative effects on the air circulation and quality on the square?
    Method: Combination of numerical flow calculations and wind tunnel experiments
  • A convenience store is to be built near a housing area situated close to a highway. How does the additional traffic affect the immissions? How does the huge building complex influence the wind conditions? What about the clouding of the housing area caused by the store and the newly built anti-noise barriers?
    Method: Combination of numerical flow, dispersion and clouding calculations