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[Translate to en-CH:] Implenia Civil Engineering

Closing material cycles on site

Implenia has set ambitious waste and recycling goals for 2025. It is making a huge effort to avoid construction waste and to reuse and recycle materials in a circular economy. Two examples show that Implenia is heading in the right direction.

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Implenia Production sites

Setting the standard for asphalt recycling

Implenia’s modernised and expanded Trois Ponts surfacing plant in Ecublens is a great example of a circular economy in practice. As well as saving valuable raw materials, the plant creates less air pollution than any comparable facility in Switzerland.

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Implenia depots

“Depots move forward”

Two interns have put our depots in Western Switzerland and the Upper Valais under the eco-microscope. Using a practice-based approach, they have injected new momentum into sustainability work at several Implenia sites.

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[Translate to en-CH:] Implenia Germany & Sweden

A second life for digital devices

Implenia is involved in several projects aimed at reducing electronic waste. As well as helping to conserve precious resources, two examples from Sweden and Germany demonstrate that these can also have a social benefit.

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Implenia Norway, Project K11

Competition stokes a passion for sorting

Implenia has come up with a novel idea for improving the sorting of recyclable materials on its construction site for a new coastal highway in Norway. And now almost all construction waste ends up in the correct container.

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Division Real Estate

“A green village in Geneva”

The World Council of Churches has called its construction project “Green Village” for good reason: Implenia is carrying out the redevelopment in Geneva in accordance with comprehensive sustainability principles.

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Implenia Specialties

“Targeted promotion of innovative ideas”

Implenia is encouraging its employees to try new ways of doing things, and is giving them the tools and resources to do so. A “Kickbox” process is helping innovators take their ideas through to implementation.

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Implenia Group

“Clear commitment to climate protection”

At Implenia, climate protection is a matter for top management: CEO André Wyss is taking part in the CEO4Climate initiative, calling on politicians for ambitious climate protection measures and binding rules.

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Implenia Buildings

“Lean is just great”

The principles of Lean Construction are proving their worth in the Modernisation business. A new online planning tool is helping Implenia avoid empty runs on its construction sites. The team around Caroline Beyerle, Roland Bamert and Henning Puhl is running a pilot project in Zurich.

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Project Lokstadt

Building a sustainable neighbourhood in Winterthur

Implenia is developing and building a whole new neighbourhood in the middle of Winterthur: Lokstadt. The city’s first 2000-Watt site will provide a wide variety of housing for 1,500 people.

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Implenia Civil Engineering, Project Albvorlandtunnel

Sustainability in focus

The twin eight-kilometre tunnel bores between Stuttgart and Ulm set a standard for climate-friendly mobility. The project’s own sustainability report documents the successes achieved on the construction site.

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Implenia ETS - Region West (CH)

Water, water everywhere

In western Switzerland, Implenia has created a central service for waste water treatment on its construction sites. As well as being better for the environment, it’s cheaper.

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Project Green Village

Solar power for the Green Village

Implenia is developing a sustainable office project for international organisations in Geneva. The site won’t just look green, but will provide tenants with an environmentally friendly power supply.

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Implenia Human Resources

The promotion of women in action

Implenia is committed to gender equality. With the “Advance” coaching programme, the company wants to increase the percentage of women in its workforce – and particularly in managerial roles.

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Project Grefsenveien Øvre

Sometimes you don’t need any diesel

Implenia is running a model building site in the Norwegian capital completely free from fossil fuels. The experience gained has been positive.

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Implenia Modernization

Renovating - OK, but how?

A complete overhaul or just the bare minimum required? Implenia helps the owners of residential property in need of renovation make a smart decision.

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Implenia Human Resources

Crap sin Crap

In summer 2018, Implenia apprentices in the canton of Grisons helped to restore large parts of one of the longest dry-stone walls in the Alps. It proved a truly unique experience during their week-long community project.

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Project Andreasturm

Sustainable beacon project in Zurich

Implenia is building the Andreasturm tower for Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) in Zurich-Oerlikon. The 21-storey building is a pilot project for our internal environmental concept for construction sites and is certified under the highest German sustainability standard: “DGNB Platinum”.

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Implenia Group

40 sustainable ideas

Around 60 people met for a Group-wide sustainability workshop at the start of 2017. They worked through more than 40 suggestions for strengthening sustainability in the company.

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Implenia Construction

Attracting and recruiting new specialists

There is fierce competition within the construction sector for the best specialists. In this tough environment, Implenia Deutschland needs to show how attractive it is as an employer, which is why it attended 17 job fairs and staged numerous public events in 2017.

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Successfully into the future

Nine Implenia apprentices plan and build a driveway in preparation for their final examination.

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Project Campus Sursee

New-style safety training

In 2017, Implenia developed a web-based safety training programme to help protect its own employees and subcontracted workers from accidents. The pilot project was very well received.

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Project Stoos

Steep, steep Stoosbahn

Implenia had to master some unusual logistical challenges when it built the world’s steepest funicular railway. In spite of the exposed location, no accidents occurred.

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Project Grand Paris Line 11

Safer tunnel-boring machines

Implenia is making jobs involving tunnel-boring machines safer. Right from the time the machines are assembled, measures are taken to reduce the risk of accidents.

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Project Johannelund

Put to the test

Implenia Sverige conducted its first Safety Week for staff in 2017. The centrepiece was an emergency drill conducted together with the fire department at the Johannelund construction site near Stockholm.

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Workshop Mannheim

Under the microscope

In a successful pilot project, Implenia conducted a detailed analysis of electricity consumption and energy-saving potential at its Mannheim depot. The first measures taken are reducing energy costs by 13,000 euros a year.

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Project Pont-Rouge

Meticulous on-site organisation

Implenia is testing out the construction site of the future at its Pont-Rouge project. A whole series of new approaches designed to make construction more efficient are being given a thorough workout in Geneva.

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Project UN

A new flower blooms in Geneva

Implenia is piloting its new sustainability concept, “Chantier Marguerite” at the construction site for a new United Nations office building. Refugees have been hired to work on site for the first time.

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Project Johannelund

Green tunnels for Stockholm

Implenia is building two tunnel sections for Stockholm’s new city bypass. Work started in autumn 2016. Because the route goes through a sensitive lakeland area, Implenia Sverige has had to implement complex environmental measures.

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Implenia Sweden

Implenia lends a hand

In Sweden, Implenia is giving students, refugees and unemployed people opportunities to join the labour market – and is recruiting talented staff in the process.

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Project Lokstadt

Digitalization creates a crocodile

The “Krokodil”, a timber building currently under construction by Implenia in Winterthur, is the first project to use a three-dimensional data model throughout the whole process, from the architectural competition to execution planning.

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