So clients are no longer tied to milking times

The new stable of the farm of the Lifestyle Foundation has been inaugurated in Ramsern. Most visitors find words of praise, but there is also criticism.

„Innovation means moving with the times, even if you have to make an unpopular decision,“ says Walter Sutter, President of the Langnau Municipal Council. In the run-up to the event, the decision of the Lifestyle Foundation to switch from dairy cattle to suckler cow husbandry was to talk.

The whole report of the BZ from October 14, 2019 (german)

How Lotti, the BIM cow, mixing up the construction industry

Beside the „la vache, qui rit“ („The cow that laughs“) new „Lotti, the BIM cow“ advertises. This cow has a good chance of becoming the darling of the public at HOLZ 19. Built in oversized size in solid wood,
it represents Switzerland and stands for the end-to-end digitisation of its complex production. With the world’s largest „Treichel“, it could even make its way into the Guinness record book.

The whole article of the Schweizer Holzrevue 9-2019 (german)

Lotti the BIM cow@Wood 2019

„Lotti the BIM cow“ makes digitisation tangible and tangible.
With the project „Lotti the BIM cow“, initiated by the Bern University of Applied Sciences together with business partners, innovation and digitisation can be experienced. Lotti is created digitally and is actually built: Various companies from all over Switzerland obtain production data for individual parts on the Internet, produce the parts in their plants and assemble them on site at Holz Basel from 15 to 19 October 2019.

Japan between mountains

Company headquarters Max Felchlin in Ibach von Meili, Peter & Partner

Rarely does architecture appear so dissolved in elements and as a whole at the same time. Solid construction and timber construction go together, they are mutually dependent. Everything – material, use and image – is held together by the design, a process of constant refinement.

Here is the whole article from werk, bauen + wohnen, wbw 5-2019, Zurich (german) /

Industrial hall presents itself with roof structure from BauBuche

Since mid-2018, the new production hall of the Swiss company SIGA has supplemented the existing buildings at the Schachen site. From the outside it is optimally integrated, from the inside the architecture radiates the innovative character of the new building. It results from the filigree roof structure of BauBuche- timber trusses and glulam cross beams. In combination with the GSA connection technology, the timber construction further increases its efficiency.

Contribution by Pollmeier Massivholz GmbH & Co.KG (german)

We are top of wood!

The St. Gallen Business Review interviewed Bruno Abplanalp, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the neue Holzbau AG in Lungern. The Company is among the world leaders in the field of Wood engineering and is expanding into new markets such as Great Britain. “Wood is the construction material of the future” and according to Bruno Abplanalp the neue Holzbau
AG will continue to play a leading role in this.

The full report of St. Gallen Business Review |

New company headquarters for IMMER AG

Because space became tight at Zelgstrasse 95 in Uetendorf, the traditional Uetendorf company soon put a new central warehouse into operation, from where the approximately 40,000 articles are delivered throughout Switzerland.
You can find the entire construction report here. (german)

Whoever plants trees will win the sky!

Timberworker from Lungern took this to heart when they planted 1,000 young trees on Pilatus in Schwarzenberg.
An unusual idea prompted the new Holzbau AG (n’H AG) from Lungern in the canton of Obwalden, which specialises in innovations in timber engineering, to immortalise its 35th birthday under the Motto „TOUCH WOOD“.
One deciduous tree and one coniferous tree will be planted in the forest per m3 of glued laminated hardwood and per 10m3 of glued laminated softwood, which will be ordered in 2019, out of thanks to the customers.
So on April 12, 2019, the 25-man n’H squad team with the Swiss wrestler king Matthias Glarner set off for Schwarzenberg am Pilatus to reforest here early in the morning with the planting of a hectare of forest which fell victim to the Burglind storm in January 2018. After a dedicated effort and supported by an excellent snack organised by Andreas Gasser, the helpers were able to marvel at the work with pride and satisfaction in the late afternoon.

Pictures and report of the forest Action (german)

The unused resource

Actually, much more wood could be felled in Switzerland. But the development is going in a different direction. Companies like the new Holzbau AG in Lungern are worried about supplies.
The Swiss forest is underused. According to the Swiss Forest Industry Association, annual wood consumption is around 11 million cubic metres. In Switzerland, 7 to 8 million cubic metres could actually be harvested sustainably – actually 4.5 million cubic metres.
The report of the Luzerner Zeitung (german) / Source: Luzerner Zeitung, 3 April 2019