Innovation in Building Engineering

Oprawa: miękka, Format: 16,8x23,5 cm, Stron: 162, 2005 r.

"The EU enlargement on May 1st, 2004 by inelusion of other European eountries, Poland and the Czech Republie among them, was just a erowning act of the polilical changes and adaptation proeesses that have been progressing for more than Iwo decades. It was a very important turning point for the new Member Statcs and has had a great impaet on the life of their citizens, predominantly in CenIrai and Eastem Europe. Although the practieal effeets eould already have bcen observcd, the introduetion and realization of the union regulations and freemarket rulcs in the new Member States is in fact a long-time proeess which is slill taking place. In the sector of building engineering - whieh is of eoneem berein - new stimuli have appeared that result in a lot of ehanges, main1y in its economic and tcchnical aspeets.

Thesc new stimulating cireumstanees might have been expeeted to be particularly advantageous to the development of the bordering regions in the triangle of the Czech Republie, Germany, and Poland, owing to the easy mutual inOuence and direet contaet between people and eompanies. However, the rcsulting ehanges have turned out more eomplex and eonvoluted. Having been on the pcrlpheries of the finaneial and deeision-making eentres, these border regions havc proved to be less attraetive to new investors than expeeted, and this is lo a largc degree due to their ineompatible road and industrial infrastrueture.
Many initiatives have been undertaken to aetivate and support an equalise rapid economic growth of the bordering regions. Tbe project Three Countries lnnovation Push - 3 CIP within the INTERREG mc Eastem Zone Initiative promotes a transborder co-operation of the German Federal States: Saxony and Brandenburg, the Czech Distriets: Karlovy Vary, Usd, and Liberee, and the Polish Provinees: Dolnośląskie, Lubuskie, and Wielkopolskie. More about the 3CIP Project can be found on the website

This book is an outgrowth of the eonference Innovation in Building Engineering which was organised within the 3-CIP Projeet and held at the University of Zielona Góra in Zielona Góra on February 25th, 2005. It has a speeial eharacter by reflecting the wide range of different aspects and eonditions of the building engineering in the triangle of the border regions of that time. Over a hundrcd partieipants from academia and industry of the bordering regions look part in the conferenee. AlI the ineled papers are based on the prcsentations which were delivered at the conferenee.

The spectrum of the subjects discussed in the book inc1es: structural modelling and management ofbridges (J. Bień); a general heuristic approach to revitalisation of urban areas (T. Biliński); highlights of the reconstruction of the Dresden Frauenkirche (p. Bloi); the concept and advantages ofthe passive house (D. Brandt); conditions and priorities ofthe development of competitiveness and innovation of Lubuskie Province (D. Fic); a range of application of steel-soil bridges (L. Janusz and B. Bednarek); a computer expert system for building project planning and management (C. Jarsky); the recent achievements in construction of buildings made of concrete with goal-oriented properties (J.Jasiczak); the application of innovative products of the Kronopoi System in construction engineering (p. Jurkiewicz); the recent conditions, actions, and future trends in building enterprises (particularly in Germany) due to the recent global changes and competition rules on the market (A. Proporowitz); the origins and aims ofthe Institute ofNew Industrial Culture INIK (L. Scharnholz);
the administration of the EU assistance funds in Lubuskie Provience (B. Ślusarz and A. Mirosławski), the project TREE - Transport Research Equipment in Europe (A. Wysokowski and A. Adesiyun). Herein we wish to express our deep hope that the conference and this publication will contribute to strengthening of the platform for the mutual cooperation of science and the building industry in the bordering regions.

We would like to sincerely thank the authors for preparing the papers, and all the members of the programme and organizing committees for help and encouragement during the preparation of the conference. Finally we want to acknowledge the [mancial support of the conference by the European Union under the Three Countries Innovation Push - 3 CIP Project.

Mieczysław Kuczma and JózefKorbicz University of Zielona Góra " wstępk książki

Jan Bień
Innovations in bridge management systems
Tadeusz Biliński
Heuristic approach to revitalisation oJurban areas
Peter Bloi
The reconstruction oJthe Dresden Frauenkirche
The passive house know-how Jor sustainable housing
Daniel Fie Priorities in the development oj competitiveness and innovation woj Lubuskie Province
Leszek Janusz, Barbara Bednarek
Innovations in deep corrugated long span structures
Ćenek Jarsky
On a Computer Expert System Jor Project Planning and management
Józef Jasiezak Current trends in construction oj buildings made oj concrete with aim-oriented properties
Piotr Jurkiewicz
Kronopoi system in housing construction
Annin Proporowitz
Systems accompanying building development oj a co-operation platfor for building contractors
Lars Scharnholz
Applied sciences in the German-Polish border region
Bogdan Ślusarz, Adrian Mirosławski
Implementation oj infrastructural investment s co-jinanced from European union assistance Junds in the light oj the Lubuskie Province development strategy update
Adam Wysokowski, Adewole Adesiyun
Transport research equipment in Europe - TREE