Turbo Robot

History of Industrialisation in Construction

Short description

RODKonrad Wachsmann is well known as one of the most influential representatives of industrial construction. Being aware of a wide range of historic knowledge, he showed that research regarding process-orientated construction and production played a big role concerning the socially defining developments. Konrad Wachsmann showed the potential of applying industrial methods to construction projects by designing building components for mechanized and automated production and its on-site joining. The newly available industrial possibilities have also had a great influence on the design. In the context of the Master Course Advanced Construction and Building Technology the historic classification of constructional conditions provides an important reference framework for the transfer of contemporary processthinking onto future advanced constructive tasks.

„As a generally related ordinaltheory of production, mating and connecting has to be provided, [...] the creative act can be unfolded only with that to a great impact.“

(Konrad Wachsmann)


  • Systematic description of historic prototypes of planning, which are suitable for production and realization in the respective historic eras
  • Extraordinary examples from Antiquity to Renaissance, particularly the gothic shed organization
  • The early stages of industrial fabrication and construction
  • Constructive civil engineering, popular as well as characterized by extreme requirements
  • Incorporation of industrial stamped technologies in daily routine of construction
  • Innovation jump through reinforced concrete construction. New constructive possibilities permit a previously not realizable design and further proceeding industrialization of construction

Chair for Building Realization and Robotics