Analysis for the realization of electric machines in the building industry

Research project : AREB

Project name Analysis for the realization of electric machines in the building industry
Acronym AREB
Project partner
Grantor HA Hessen Agentur GmbH
Duration 01.03.2022-30.04.2024
Project content
In the discussion on how CO2 emissions in cities can be reduced in the future, the focus is very much on the automotive sector. Here, the transformation from combustion engines to electric motors is already in full swing. At the same time, the amount of CO2 emitted by construction machinery – most of which are pure diesel vehicles – on construction sites is completely neglected. However, construction machinery also contributes to environmental pollution and must therefore be taken into account in the discussion. In addition, construction machinery is partly responsible for the high level of construction site noise. Ultimately, aspects such as noise pollution and emissions do not speak in favor of ergonomic working methods for employees on construction sites.
Already today, many small construction machines are electrically powered. While this is relatively straightforward to implement, it is much more complicated for large construction machines, as they require much more energy. Another challenge is the implementation of charging infrastructure on construction sites to ensure that construction machinery can be charged on site.
Accordingly, the aim of this research project is to enable the use of all electric-powered construction machines on construction sites and to advance the topic of electromobility in the construction industry. The greatest challenge, and at the same time one of the most important requirements, is to meet the contractually agreed construction time.