Measurements are carried out to get new insight or to confirm theoretical knowledge. They are needed to compare a building`s conditions before and after changes made to it.  

We plan and execute specially tailored measuring campagnes including sensor Installation and Evaluation of the measured data.


By means of hygrothermic simulations the temperature and moisture in a construction can be investigated under realistic boundary conditions. Feasibility and parametric studies based on these simulations show the possibilities and limits of changes planned to improve the construction.

[WUFI® Simulation]

We investigate the options for energetic retrofit of existing buildings and show the possibilities to keep them in a damage-free hygrothermic equilibrium.


We offer 2 and 3 dimensional calculations of thermal bridges both for steady state and transient boundary conditions.

[TRISCO Result]

Building Forensics

IABP was one of the first in Switzerland to deal with the exciting topic of building forensics..

porous Building materials in fire

The behavior of porous building materials in case of fire is decisive for the temperature evolution within a building detail and hence, has a major influence on the fire resistance of a building or parts of it. By means of Interpretation of the thermal analysis, the changes in the microstructure and the laws of heat and mass transfer, it is possible to make conclusions regarding the main parameters influence the behavior of porous building materials in fire. Transient numerical calculations including temperature dependent material properties enable parametric studies as well as optimizations.

Historical Buildings

We give recommendations for the selection of suitable building materials, plasters, coatings or insulating materials and develop careful, energetic renovation concepts on the basis of previous, restoration studies. All of this taking into account the comfort requirements for the residents and an optimal room climate for the historical building.

Building refurbishment

More than 75% of the entire construction process takes place in the existing building stock. This means primarily the preservation of the existing, as well as the repair, modernization and restoration of buildings.