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The reference construction site Campus West in Aachen

The reference construction site of the Center Construction Robotics (CCR) on the Campus West in Aachen is now open. Over a 10,000 square meter are ready  for research and teaching in close proximity to the RWTH Aachen.

Research and teaching on the construction site of the future

Research is being conducted here at the construction site of the future via digitalization – from the pre-production of building elements to the automated construction site. The reference construction site will serve as a reality laboratory. New construction processes and products, networked machines, the implementation of robots, software solutions, as well as teaching, working and communication concepts will be tested under real construction site conditions here.
Furthermore, the new international Master in Construction and Robotics at RWTH Aachen University will use the real laboratory for practice-oriented and research-led knowledge transfer.

Our Offer

The reality laboratory is the starting point for the development of a far-reaching network in the field of construction transformation.

As a working basis for this, the reference construction site offers the following equipment:

  • Outdoor areas with different ground conditions
  • Flexible container units for training and research projects and events as required
  • Technological infrastructure
  • Selection of hardware, software and machines

If you are interested in networking here and would like to use the reference site for your projects, then get in touch with us! With a fair use principle we offer different possibilities to participate in the reality laboratory.

Please send us an email to and we will contact you personally!

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Opening reference construction site with the main sponsors
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Our equipment
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Main sponsors PORR AG, Liebherr tower cranes and LEONHARD WEISS GmbH & Co. KG visit reference construction site
Sponsors of the reference construction site

The Center Construction Robotics will be planning and coordinating operations of the reference construction site on Campus West. This collaborative project was made possible for the most part on the basis of a Crowdsourcing effort by all members of the Center Construction Robotics, members of the Center Mobile Machinery, the AACHEN BUILDING EXPERTS e. V. and a number of RWTH institutions.

Main industry sponsors for the project include PORR, Liebherr Tower Cranes division, EIFFAGE, LEONHARD WEISS GmbH & Co. KG, HILTI AG and Autodesk GmbH. They provide financial and infrastructural support for the reference construction site.

In addition to the main sponsors, various companies from a range of industry sectors are similarly involved in the reference construction site, including Doka GmbH, KUKA Deutschland GmbH, Saint-Gobain, Annen GmbH + Co.KG, Lamparter GmbH & Co. KG, Robots in Architecture Research UG, BROKK AB, Wurst Stahlbau GmbH, Volvo Construction Equipment Germany GmbH.

Impressions from the opening ceremony of the reference construction site with guests from politics, science and business