Buildings under scrutiny

Your buildings are in good hands with us. From monuments to highways, from natural stone to reinforced concrete, buildings need to keep fit too. We assess buildings and draw up renovation plans, thus making them safe and ensuring their sustainable use. We offer specialised know-how to planners, contractors, as well as house owners and tenants.


Take a closer look at a few selected projects:

Securing quality and safety
OFI helps you make buildings safe. Our standard services range from documenting damage to concrete testing, preparing plans and strategies, specifications and schedules for renovation.

For instance, in 2012 OFI carried out special concrete tests on the six ASFINAG highway bridges in Austria. Our experts assessed the development of corrosion and surveyed the possible risks involved.

Trendsetting solutions to complex questions
Innovation is an important factor for Austria's competitiveness also in the building and renovation industries. Here, the use of renewable energy and sustainability plays a central role.

OFI's environmental product declarations illustrate our activities in this field. As a key instrument for assessing the sustainability of buildings, they form part of invitations to tender in the building industry in order to control and improve the ecological performance of buildings.

Individual consultancy
The expertise of our specialists helps prevent, reduce and repair damage and defects in buildings. We offer a wide range of activities, from consultancy to expert opinions, as well as the planning and inspection of buildings.

For instance, we provide specific assistance to contractors, e.g. with regard to reducing warranty costs and insurance expenses resulting from damage and defects in buildings.

Certification

From pipes to heat insulation


OFI is an acknowledged certification partner for the business community. The Austrian Federal Ministry of Economy and Labour has recognised OFI CERT as a certification body for the Directive on construction products as notified under No. 1085 (confirmation of accreditation). Our services in this field include:

  • certificates of conformity for products
  • certificates on factory production contorl as a basis for CE marking/li>
  • voluntary accredited certification of products