Research and Development: Materials, Structures, Environment

Focusing on a sustainable use of resources, we work on the development and optimization of multifunctional wood and composite materials as well as the development of quality-assured and holistic construction methods.

Our research institute is rigorously geared towards practice. In close collaboration with the industry, we develop innovative solutions for new materials, for optimizing buildings and for serving the built environment. We attach great importance to products and processes that can be implemented directly in practice. This requires a close working relationship with our partners as well as a thorough understanding of their needs. We also use our expertise in service contracts (accredited test labs, expert reports etc.) and productive capacity development in emerging and developing countries.

Institute for Materials and Wood Technology
Institute for Timber Construction, Structures and Architecture
Institute for Urban Development and Infrastructure
Center for Development and Cooperation
BFH Centre for Wood – Resource and Material