Research Associations and Centers of Competence


Center Building and Infrastructure Engineering (CBI

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Innovations and their implementation are often lengthy processes in the construction industry. Especially in structural engineering and transport infrastructure construction, the "tried and tested" is often relied on.

As part of the Building Cluster on the RWTH Aachen Campus, the Center Building and Infrastructure Engineering (CBI) aims to exploit trends together with industry and implement innovations and technology transfers more efficiently and quickly. In addition, the CBI would like to achieve a faster transfer into regulations and approvals, because standardization and approval processes still inhibit the transfer from the laboratory to the construction site.


Research Association for Roads, Earthworks and Tunnelling Aachen e.V.

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The research association SETAC e. V. promotes and operates the scientific exchange of ideas in the fields of road planning and road design, earth and road construction, road operation and transport technology (transport and operation) as well as tunnel construction and operation. Through its activities, the SETAC connects the network of research and teaching with the administration and construction practice.

Regular events such as the annual Aachen Road Construction and Traffic Days (ASVT) and the Aachen Symposium on Road Engineering (AFSS) on current topics are intended to promote the exchange of ideas between research, practice and teaching. In this way, current practical experience and problems can flow directly into research, but also into teaching. Furthermore, the events aim to use current research results in practice.



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The Engineering Company for Roads mbH (ISAC GmbH) is a consultancy company dealing with all aspects of traffic, road construction, road maintenance and tunneling as well as special environmental issues such as noise and pollutant emissions.

The road engineering company has emerged as a spin-off of the Institute of Highway Engineering at the RWTH Aachen University and is thus suitable for practical research as well as for the scientific implementation of the scientific findings.