New-build Research and Development Centre

Coping with Complexity

AIXTRON AG (based in Herzogenrath near Aachen) is a worldwide leading manufacturer of deposition systems for the semiconductor industry and has realised a new research & development centre on a site of approx. 60 hectares in phases. As one coherent building, this breaks down into the areas of laboratory, production, systems/facilities, logistics, offices and communal areas.

The many different usage areas within the building complex and the special technical and business requirements associated with a high realisation tempo demand a high level of organisation, technical-financial coordination, as well as deadline and costs management.


Picking up Tempo

The predictively controlled realisation of the project goals provides for tempo. The almost simultaneous execution of the planning with the contract award to a general contractor needs particular attention. Besides carrying out the prequalification of the GCs, aib took on the coordination and timely integration of the planning and project goals in the negotiating process. Among other things, potential savings were uncovered and realised. aib supported technical and led commercial negotiations in the area of contract management until the order was placed both for the 1st phase “Office” and for the 2nd phase “Systems”.


From Start to Finish

Besides knowhow and the ability to accelerate processes by acting with foresight, realising fast-track projects also requires an anticipative stance. As part of execution of the 1st phase, aib therefore continuously compared plan and actual in order to identify potential risks at an early stage and initiate countermeasures. Its execution competence put aib in a position to express clear recommendations to AIXTRON in the sense of extensive proactive consulting. Fair Play and integration in the construction team go without saying for aib, and were realised in this project too. The 1st phase, Office, was handed over to AIXTRON on time and on budget after only nine months of planning and construction time.


  • Project Info

    Client: AIXTRON AG

    Location: Herzogenrath

    Site Size: 60 hectares

    Gross Floor Area (GFA):

    1st phase Office: 8,200 m²

    2nd phase Technical, Production and
    Logistics: 13,500 m²

    Team aib: Oliver Keil, Karsten Schulte

    Leis­tun­gen aib: Project Control, Technical Consulting

    Cooperation: agiplan GmbH

    Design: nbp architekten


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