2013/10/02 | all news, construction, photogalleries,
The last day of the construction has begun. By 12 o’clock midday, LISI has to be finished, decorated and polished. Everybody rallied one more time. The entire Solar Decathlon Team Austria was present at the building site in order to finalize LISI. While the terrace was still receiving its final touch and presentation posters were […]
 
2013/10/02 | all news, construction, photogalleries,
The plants have arrived. The eighth day of our assembly is dominated by the color green. 365 plants from the AKI nursery made it onto the building site and – with a painstaking attention – were placed in the appropriate flower boxes. Furthermore, the green walls in the north and south were stocked with herbs […]
 
2013/10/01 | all news, construction, photogalleries,
The LISI building site is alive. Small groups of Austrian decathletes are hustling. No matter where you look, you’ll find someone working at every nook and corner – surfaces are being fixed, lighting mounted and floor modules installed. It almost seems as if everything is happening at once, and that is quite possibly the case. […]
 
2013/09/30 | all news, construction, photogalleries,
Dear Construction Diary, Today – on one of the hottest days of the construction period – we installed the decking of the terrace. To many students’ surprise, that task was accomplished faster than expected. Luckily, the organizers brought lots of water bottles to prevent dehydration of the team. Later that day, the film team droped […]
 
2013/09/30 | all news, construction, photogalleries,
You might think that on day 5 of assembly, we are starting to slide into a boring routine – think again! The construction site is as busy as ever. Final adjustments were made to the cornice and even more shipping containers were unloaded once again. A small team of eight decathletes placed six sliding windows […]
 
2013/09/28 | all news, construction, photogalleries,
Today, we placed the cornice elements in their position. They form the basic structure and the framing of the patios and LISI’s semi-public areas. Furthermore, we installed a professional fall protection – praised by our Safety Inspector several times. It makes any work on the roof a lot easier. Follow
 
2013/09/28 | all news, construction, photogalleries,
Every good house has a roof. Solar Decathlon Team Austria has also heard of this wisdom – which is why LISI received her “headgear” today. Four ceiling modules make up the roof – crowned by sparkling photovoltaic modules. Deep into the night, the crane placed one module at a time. Finally, at 1:00 am the […]
 
2013/09/26 | all news, construction, photogalleries,
It’s the nitty-gritty. Today, the floor modules are placed on the foundation – a task that requires a lot of precision. Only a few millimeters difference could have unpleasant consequences on the structure at a later point. However, so far everything looks good and we are working with a positive prognosis. During the next step, […]
 
2013/09/26 | all news, construction, photogalleries,
After a not only felt but actually short night, the competition began on Monday. At 6:15am, 19 teams stormed the competition area and threw themselves onto their construction sites. Team Austria also set up their site and piloted a mobile crane in place. Shortly after, the first LISI container rolled onto our lot. The first […]