BIG Impulse network meeting in Mariakirchen - From fire protection to beer brewing

On 10 November 2016, this year’s last BIG Impulse network meeting of the “Bundesverband in den Gewerken Trockenbau und Ausbau e.V.” (Federal association for trades dry construction and fit-out) took place at Schloss Mariakirchen. BIG and Lindner GFT GmbH as hosts invited to practice-related speeches and a guided tour including a meal in our brewery in Mariakirchen.

In the stylish ambience of the conference rooms at Schloss Mariakirchen, the event started on time with introductory words of Alfred Bircks, Chairman of BIG, and the Managing Director of Lindner GFT GmbH, Josef Bielmeier.

The presentation about “fire protection in interior fit-out” from Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Klaus Lang, Head of Research & Development, attracted great interest. Prof. Lang answered the current questions of the interested participants, amongst other things about the legal requirements concerning the fire protection in “necessary corridors”. He also explained the fire-resistance classes of plasterboard partitions according to DIN 4102/4 and presented the regulations about the fire-protective glazing in the partitions of “necessary corridors”.

Josef Bielmeier reported about “dry screeds in the world of subfloors”. He did not only clarify the necessary requirements for the use of dry screeds, but also emphasized the advantages for the specialized entrepreneurs and their consequential competence compared to planners and builders. Subsequently, the NORIT-products of Lindner GFT GmbH were presented in more detail.

After a short break, Dunja Morge (BIG) informed about the development and aims of the association. Especially the topic “apprenticeship in the dry construction industry” was not only welcomed by the participating students of the “Staatliche und kommunale berufliche Schulen Vilshofen an der Donau” (state and municipal vocational schools Vilshofen an der Donau).

As the last speaker, Ulrich Stahl, chairman of “Bundesverband Flächenheizungen und Flächenkühlungen e.V.” (Federal association for surface heating and cooling), questioned whether new business segments for the extension and construction industry, away from the heating construction industry, could develop out of it. This issue belonged to the topic “heating and cooling across extensive systems engineering”. In his opinion, the future trends are obviously located in nearly zero energy buildings and also in system providers, which enable planning, sales and installation being “from one source”.

After the official part of the BIG Impulse network meeting, the event ended, upon the invitation of Lindner GFT GmbH, with a guided tour through the brewery and a following snack at Schlossbräu Mariakirchen.

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