Architecture

Architecture

Our services range from office, industrial and commercial buildings to traffic and public buildings to residential buildings and building in existing structures. In addition, Planen & Bauen GmbH is active as a general planner for projects, particularly in the fields of care for the elderly and computer centres.

With their different focal points and qualifications, our employees cover all fields of activity from basic research to preliminary design, draft, approval planning, works planning, tendering, awarding of contracts, construction management, invoicing and support of the buildings during the warranty period.

In the sense of a trusting customer service and as a basis for a successful cooperation, we consider it essential to accompany the client as holistically as possible, i.e. from the planning to the constructional implementation. In doing so, we are available to our customers and clients as a competent contact partner.

We are there when you need us. Put our skills to the test and let us successfully implement your project together.

Statics

Statics

An elementary part of construction is the entire field of statics: every building project, right up to innovative structural solutions, requires professionally developed statics.  

Completely independent of forms and materials, the safe handling of future-oriented constructions is decisive for the successful implementation of every project, for example light metal, steel composite, modern glass and cable constructions as well as classic reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete and masonry constructions. Equally important is dedicated experience with the use of all types of materials, whether steel, concrete, stone, wood or glass.  

This is where our years of experience come into play: we know the special properties of all materials and shapes and are aware of the importance of professional advice.

In a nutshell
Statics are the be-all and end-all of any project. We have the experts in our team who have years of experience with all materials and forms.


Our services in the field of structural design

  • Stability verifications
  • Serviceability verifications
  • Building in existing structures
  • Formwork and reinforcement plans


Our experts

Dipl.-Ing. Volker Reiling
Authorised to provide evidence of stability, registered with the Hesse Chamber of Engineers (IngKH)

Dipl.-Ing. Jörg Bendel
Authorised to provide evidence of stability, registered with the Hesse Chamber of Engineers (IngKH)

Fire protection

Fire protection

Fire protection is much more than "just" a component of our work: Optimal fire protection can save lives in an emergency and is therefore elementary. In all our projects, we rely on tailor-made, innovative fire protection concepts, which are implemented by our fire protection planners in coordination with the authorities and fire brigades.

All measures are aimed at effective protection against the catastrophic event of "fire", because fire and smoke in and on a building can cause great damage to people and building fabric. Necessary measures for the prevention as well as containment of fire damage should therefore already be considered in the planning phase of a building project.

We keep a close eye on this topic, from the building application to the construction management, in the form of fire protection renovations or fire protection upgrades. In addition to holistic fire protection concepts, we also draw up fire protection plans, escape and rescue route plans and fire brigade plans.

In a nutshell
The safety aspect is crucial in all our projects, which is why a sophisticated fire protection concept is a fundamental part of our planning at all times, both during concept development and during implementation.


Our experts


Dipl.-Ing. Dieter Blumenschein
Specialist engineer (IngKH) for fire protection, authorised to provide evidence for preventive fire protection, registered in the specialist list "Specialist planner for fire protection" (IngBW), expert for preventive fire protection (EIPOS)

B.Sc. Iris Götz
Specialist planner for fire protection

Experts

Experts

Part of our team are certified experts who have many years of experience: If damage occurs to buildings, our colleagues analyse it, investigate the possible causes and determine the effects. Often the causes of damage cannot be identified at first glance, which is why comprehensive expertise is needed in the fields of building physics, building construction and the effects of use - our experts are trained in all areas.

Using structural tests and calculations, our experts get to the bottom of the cause of damage and thus not only remedy the effects, but also rule out the possibility of damage occurring again.

We point out possible solutions and treatment procedures and, in addition to damage assessments, also draw up comprehensive restoration concepts.

In brief
Working as an expert requires a high degree of experience and specialist knowledge. Our employees meet these requirements and not only get to the bottom of the cause of the damage, but also show possible solutions and preventive measures.


In the following cases, we have the right contact persons in our company:

  • Mould
  • Damage to buildings
  • Hygrometer measurement
  • Thermography

Accessibility

Accessibility

The issue of accessibility is particularly close to our hearts. Our goal is to ensure that all people can move around in our buildings without barriers, especially those who often have to deal with hurdles in everyday life anyway for health reasons.

We have already successfully implemented a large number of barrier-free residential projects - including most recently the "Villa Medici" senior citizens' residence in Bensheim.

In the future, too, there will be a great demand for age-appropriate living. For this reason, we invest in our further training, are involved in the specialist group "Barrier-free Building" of the Chamber of Engineers of Hesse and participate in the future forum "Barrier-free Building Hesse" with specialist lectures.

In brief
We know a lot about barrier-free building. We devote ourselves to this special subject area in every project and check every step, taking into account our high standards for barrier-free living.


Our experts

Dipl.-Ing. Dieter Blumenschein
Specialist engineer for barrier-free construction, Vice-Chairman of the specialist group for barrier-free construction of the Chamber of Engineers of Hesse

Heike Kerleau
Specialist planner for barrier-free building, registered in the bfb list of experts (Rudolf Müller Verlag)

Energy consulting

Energy consulting

In the long term, building ecologically also means building economically and protecting the climate. Our energy consulting for residential buildings includes a complete inventory and the identification of various possibilities for energy modernisation as well as the analysis of weak points in the actual condition.

Our calculations are the proof for applying for subsidies, and we also support you in this. Up to ten percent subsidies are available for new buildings, and up to 17.5 percent for existing buildings.

Energy advice as such and building support during modernisation can be subsidised by BAFA and KfW with up to 360 euros and 2,000 euros respectively.

In brief
Building ecologically is the best way in many respects. We support you on this path and are there to advise you.


Our services

  • - Information and advice on energy optimisation
  • - Support in applying for subsidies
  • - Energy performance certificate
  • - Formwork and reinforcement plans

Project management

Project management

We interpret our role as project managers as supporting all project participants in successfully realising the highest demands on quality, moderate cost management and on-time completion. For us, construction project management encompasses every single work step: from the planning to the execution of construction projects of all kinds.

After all, regardless of the services commissioned, many tasks remain for the client to perform himself: The work of architects, surveyors and construction companies must be coordinated and controlled. This is exactly where we come into play as project managers!

The tasks of construction project management are planning, control as well as taking control measures combined with the organisation of the overall project. A comprehensive information and communication system ensures that the tasks are linked in the form of a transparent flow of information

In brief
Growing demands in construction projects require the involvement of an external project manager. As your project controller, we ensure helpful relief for the client and the achievement of the project's goals to the satisfaction of all parties involved.

Safety coordination

Safety coordination

Every building owner whose construction is likely to involve several companies is obliged to appoint a safety and health coordinator (SiGeKo) as a special expert already in the planning phase. If, in addition, it is foreseeable that work will be carried out that is particularly hazardous, such as falling, drowning, spillage, handling of hazardous substances, etc., or if the scope of the work to be carried out exceeds 500 person days, the client must draw up a safety and health protection plan (SIGEPLAN).

As a safety and health coordinator, we keep an eye on all matters of occupational safety and health protection with the technical and planning parties involved as well as with all companies working on the construction site.

Background: On 24 June 1992, the Council of the European Community issued the Minimum Health and Safety Requirements (92/57 EEC), which was transposed into national law for Germany on 10 June 1998 with the "Ordinance on Safety and Health Protection on Construction Sites" (Construction Site Ordinance).

Briefly summarised
Under certain conditions, special safety-related precautions are legally obligatory for construction measures. Our team is able to provide all these services.

Urban planning

Urban planning

We have the "big picture" in mind: Architecture is more than just focusing on a building - good architecture always fits coherently into the overall environment. Local, urban and regional planning, taking into account design, technical, economic, social and ecological criteria, is our task as urban planners.

We are partners in the decision-making process of citizens, politics and administration for a sustainable development of the community. Characteristic for our urban planning is the consideration of the multi-layered relationship of society to its natural and technical living space.

In a nutshell
As urban planners, we look far beyond the end of our noses - geographically and in terms of content. We also see it as our task to accompany and explain decision-making processes in a communicative way.

Our services

  • Analysing spatial structures and processes of change
  • Designing models and concepts for the renewal and reorganisation of spatial areas and presenting scenarios of various development options
  • Summarising framework concepts in legal planning and adapting them to the structure of legal requirements
  • Support in decision-making procedures
  • Advising citizens on the basis of statutes and framework plans in the implementation of their projects
  • Development of private spatial and site-related concepts and projects

Visualisation

Visualisation

We want to make our services visible and illustrate them, therefore we use visualisations to graphically represent the planned building project in its urban context. In this way, the client can get a precise impression of the desired end result before construction begins or decide between different visualised design variants.

The visualisation of a planned building project is often the best method of communication between client and architect. Creative ideas of the designer can be communicated more easily and discussed afterwards. In this way, we ensure that your project ideas are implemented in the best possible way in close consultation.

For this reason, we produce visualisations of your project during the design phases and use them to steer the design and layout ideas in the right direction, in line with your wishes.

In a nutshell
Being able to see the end result before you start is the best way to achieve the optimum result. That's why we work with vivid visualisations to show different solutions before costs are incurred.

Facility Management

Facility Management

Facility managers are specialists in the professional management of buildings - we are the right people to contact when it comes to the successful management and sustainable operation of your property.

Our experts plan all the necessary measures to maintain and increase the value of your property during operation and monitor their implementation.

With our holistic approach, we ensure that all the necessary work is implemented, even in the case of complex requirements. In this way, the management costs of a building can be reduced by up to 30 percent.

The legal requirements and specifications for the owners and operators of buildings have continued to increase in the past. Put this responsibility in our professional hands. We plan and monitor the maintenance, servicing and testing of all safety-relevant systems in your property.

In a nutshell
We are the specialists for the professional management of buildings. With our work, we contribute to the value of your property.


Our services

  • Capex
  • Due Diligence
  • Building maintenance: 5-year plan
  • Building maintenance: Maintenance planning

Data centre

Data centre

The entire range of services offered by our team is required to plan and implement the construction of data centres as general planners. In terms of safety and technical know-how, construction projects of this kind are in the top category. We successfully hold our own in an international market and are responsible for planning, statics, fire protection and quality control. Thanks to the interdisciplinary orientation of our offices, we are able to realise such projects from a single source.

In a nutshell
Our team has experts from all disciplines to implement data centre construction measures in a lead role.