Mischek Prefabrication: all systems go for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions

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Reducing CO2 through prefabrication

The lack of skilled labour, more stringent sustainability standards, ever tighter schedules, delivery bottlenecks for construction materials, increasingly complex buildings – these are just a few of the challenges facing our industry today. One of the solutions to all these challenges is prefabrication.

With its innovative product portfolio of intelligent prefabricated reinforced concrete modules, our subsidiary Mischek Systembau is a pioneer in this segment. Because one thing is certain: prefabrication will make the construction of the future smarter, more efficient and more sustainable.

The innovative product portfolio makes Mischek a pioneer in prefabrication.
  • Especially in urban areas, prefabrication allows us to manage our construction sites in a more resource-efficient manner. We can respond more economically to the progress of construction and to storage capacities on site. The quality of the work itself also increases when carried out in the factory hall and not outside exposed to wind and weather.

    Markus Engerth
    Division Manager, Austria

Innovative industrial prefabrication is an important factor for mastering the pressing challenges of urbanisation and the need for affordable housing. Prefabrication systematically reduces noise, dirt and the need for road closures during the construction phase. The higher the percentage of Mischek’s modular products used in construction, the less manual work is necessary on the construction site itself.

Mischek prefabrication

The advantages of prefabrication

Our building components aren’t just prefabricated robotically at our plant but are also fitted with the sanitary and electrical installations before being delivered to the construction site. This allows us to reduce the storage space required on site and to carry out up to 50 % of the work beforehand. Walls, ceilings, lift shafts and balconies/terraces are manufactured in advance in a controlled production facility, which guarantees the best quality of the reinforced concrete design.

Mischek prefabrication

Our products help to address the current challenges and allow us, as a pioneer in our industry, to develop and produce intelligent and innovative prefabricated reinforced concrete elements. The more tasks we can shift from the construction site to the factory, the better.

Systematically reducing carbon emissions

We are currently working to convert the entire Mischek plant to produce green energy directly on site by the year 2025. Renewable electricity is already provided today by a photovoltaic system on the roof of the factory halls. In the future, a biomass boiler will also generate environmentally friendly heat. In this way, Mischek wants to produce the prefabricated components in a completely climate-neutral manner as early as 2025 – another way in which we are taking on a pioneering role in the industry.

Modular system vs. in-situ concrete construction

Prefabrication helps to cut our greenhouse gas emissions. A crucial factor here is to reduce the number of material transports to the construction site. Using the products from Mischek cuts site deliveries of building materials by up to 40 %. For a residential building comprising 100 flats with an average of 65 m² of living space each, the modular system saves around 65,000 kg of CO2 equivalent compared to conventional in-situ concrete construction. That corresponds to the emissions from almost 21,000 litres of diesel fuel.

*All values are based on a comparison of in-situ concrete construction versus the modular Mischek system 

Robots at the factory

Photo of Framework Robot at Mischek
The formwork robot places the formwork precisely where it is marked on the plan.
Photo of mesh welding machine at Mischek
The mesh welding machine works automatically to produce precisely fitting steel reinforcement mesh that is automatically lifted into the correct position in the prefabricated component.
Photo of hose-laying robot at Mischek
The hose-laying robot lays the ducts for the component activation of the Mischek strong & active prefabricated module.

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