​What is a Building Science Engineer?

Building science is a field of study concerned with the technical performance of buildings, building materials, and building systems. The area is broad enough to include construction technology, material science, urban design, architecture, heat and mass transport physics, meteorology, mycology, and structural design, to name a few. The field can be seen as the specialisation of infrastructure engineering applied to building systems.

Building science and engineering are applied to the design of new buildings, the repair and maintenance of the increasing stock of existing buildings, and the development of new building materials and technologies. The issue of sustainability, pollution, energy use, and health are becoming increasingly important.

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​Frankfurt is the most populous city in the German state of Hesse, with an estimated population off 763,380 as of December 2019. This makes it the the fifth most populous city in Germany. Frankfurt covers an estimated 95.87 square miles and is a global hub for commerce, culture, education, tourism and transportation. Frankfurt has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Deka Bank Frankfurt

Construction of this project began in November 2019 and will see modern office space over 10 floors on a gross floor area of around 56,000 square meters. Large glass facades on the end sides of the office property allow wide views outside of the building and back into it. The office blocks hang like monitors above a two-storey basement that connects the office blocks.

Great East

This project, which is expected to be complete in 2022 will see three properties comprising of two seven-storey buildings and a residential tower with sixteen storeys. Location of the planned building is a vacant lot at Ferdinand-Happ-Strasse/corner Gref-Volsing-Strasse.

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