Saving costs and time: Higher efficiency of the personnel, significant reduction of inefficiencies.

Up to 40% increase in efficiency, improvement of motivation and focus on the essentials. In total: cost savings of 15 to 20%.

The challenge – high, densely installed, in the residential area – laboratory installations in Skyscrapers.

F. Hoffmann-La Roche is building a new Research and Development Center (pRED) at its headquarters in Basel by 2023. Four buildings and an underground car park including, a convention center, office workplaces, laboratory workstations over 25 floors, 6 of which are underground. In particular, the two laboratory high-rise buildings are highly installed - a laboratory in a high-rise building - is a particular challenge.

5`000 m2 construction site under maximum challenges – in the heart of a residential quarter and the ongoing operation of F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG. As if this was not challenging enough, Covid 19 and the geopolitical situation and associated disruptions in supply chains were added during the construction phase.

Marcus Hablützel, Head of the Project Execution Office, recognized the dimension of the challenges already in the planning phase and called on those involved to break new ground.


The solution - mastering complexity in the construction process - consolidation center and prefabrication.

Amberg Loglay AG took up the challenge together with the project team:

Amberg Loglay elaborated the logistics planning - digital, continuous and thus forming the central interface to the construction site - logistics becomes the gearbox that transfers the power of digital planning to the processes of the construction site. The BIM-based planning (model accuracy of 60mm on 60m, a precision of 99.9%!) allow to implement industrial construction methods in the execution.

In the case of pRED: the separation of production and final site. Materials are buffered across companies at one, nearby location and suitable rooms are set up for the pre-assembly and pre-fabrication of selected components. This is the first time in Switzerland that a consolidation center (KonsCenter) of this size has been used with prefabrication.

Continuously expanded from a planned 3,500m2 of storage and handling space, to 10,000m2 of combined space, the KonsCenter becomes the hub of a high-performance operation.

Volatile supply chains are stabilized, materials and components are immediately available - the result: peace and security in the construction process.

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F.Hoffmann La Roche & Amberg Loglay AG