People learn best when their minds are clear. This is probably one of the reasons why the on-demand webinars of the Xella Building Academy are available at any time of the day or night, even on weekends. The knowledge of Xella experts and external specialists about progress in materials, processing, and digital planning is in great demand. This is because they convey it concisely, practically, and interactively in the Academy. Since August 1, 2021, the new Building Academy bundles all the information relating to the materials Ytong, Silka, Hebel and Multipor.
After all, the knowledge and many years of experience of Xella experts are a true treasure to be shared. For good reason, says Olaf Kruse, spokesman of Xella Germany: "Only with a lively exchange of knowledge we can advance our sector jointly. We are always looking for topics that are relevant above all to the work of architects and civil engineers."
In 2022, for example, subjects like the right material for dealing with heavy rain, heat waves or for refurbishing and insulating against the cold were in high demand. Energy-efficient construction is becoming increasingly important in times of rising energy prices.
Large target group, wide range of courses
The Xella Building Academy addresses its offerings to architects, builders, developers, contractors, engineers, investors, building engineers, fire protection experts, energy consultants, fabricators, and structural engineers in Germany. Continuing education points can also be credited here.
The decisive factor for the courses offered by the Bauakademie is always their practical relevance. As with the current live webinar: "Masonry blocks in comparison - which leaves the smallest CO2 footprint?" It is aimed at architects who want to read the quantified environmental information from the life cycle of a product less tediously from its environmental product declarations. Dr. Clemens Aberle, head of product management at Xella Germany, explains easily understandable online how they can compare the CO2 footprint between building products of the same function on this basis.
The range of topics on building, insulating and renovating is wide. Currently more than thirty offerings cover everything from digital planning for all trades, renovating damp masonry, efficient planning of thermal bridges, the optimal sloped roof, fire and sound protection, model-based off-site prefabrication, and subsidies for old buildings.
"It's good for the industry if everyone is on the same level of knowledge. That's why we also cooperate with other manufacturers," says Olaf Kruse. In 2022, several thousand architects, planners and energy consultants were thus trained.
Finally on site again
"We are pleased that we can now offer on-site T&F event and Schöck compound events again," Olaf Kruse tells us. The Corona pandemic had slowed down the exchange on site for a long time. A noise control forum will be launched at the beginning of 2023. The 2023 Academy will also focus on digital planning, ecology and economy.