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Realignment of the sustainability initiative at BESCO Berliner Steincontor GmbH

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What makes belgrano® natural stones so sustainable?

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A short video about the advantages of natural stone as a building material.

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BESCO becomes a supporter of the Alliance for Development and Climate

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Natural stone has been one of the most sustainable building materials for thousands of years. With the CO₂ compensation of our logistics we make our belgrano® natural stones even more sustainable and support climate protection projects that contribute to the goals of the United Nations for sustainable development.

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natural stone even more sustainable!

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We have decided to compensate for the emissions of the greenhouse gas CO₂ emitted by all transports to the German border.

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Trainees on excursion to long-established German company TRACO

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They were given an insight into production and were able to see the complete product cycle, from the stone in the quarry to the finished product. The excursion enabled the four trainees, who are completing their training in wholesale and foreign trade at BESCO, to gain an even deeper understanding of the natural stone industry.

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From trainee to the top: Florian Geyer becomes Managing Director

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BESCO has completed a generational change: Florian Geyer becomes Managing Director and joins company founders Frank Dickmann and Ulrich Klösser to form the new management team. This marks the start of the rejuvenation of the management team in order to secure the management of the company for the coming decades.

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The Bernau Training and Study Exchange - a brief review

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Sustainable belgrano® natural stone for all of us

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For 20 years BESCO Berliner Steincontor GmbH lives the idea to add a piece of nature to the urban everyday life of the people.

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Seek and you shall find - even right next door: a donation for a great purpose

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BESCO projects on site - We take a look ourselves

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Bernau Apprenticeship and Study Exchange 2022 – BESCO will be there - come by and catch up.

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Disposition on the move - the right step at the right time

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The year 2021

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A year full of challenges and opportunities

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our new employee from Portugal

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In 2020 we saw an increase in natural stone imports from European productions to more than half of our total natural stones. For this reason, we have decided to hire an in-house inspector for southern European productions. Mr. Moreira visits the production facilities for us and monitors the agreed quality.

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landscape architecture

Long live belgrano® natural stone (edition 2)

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Once again, we take a closer look at some of our belgrano® natural stone projects, some of which were completed more than ten years ago. We take a closer look at the Porschestraße in Wolfsburg (completed in 2009), the market square in Schönebeck an der Elbe (completed in 2016), the State Archive in Magdeburg (completed in 2011) and the main square in Landsberg am Lech (completed in 2013). The longevity of belgrano® natural stone is proven by current photographs.

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Green oasis in Stuttgart's city center - the new Calwer Passage

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The Calwer Passage is the new eye-catcher in the state capital of Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart. The passage, which is a heritage listed building, reopened in 2023 with a new concept and has since become the "place to be" in the city center. BESCO supplied regional european granite for the redesign of the outdoor facilities.

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Long live belgrano® natural stone

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We take a close look at three projects that were completed more than ten years ago. What do the market square in Halle, the Airport Plaza at Hamburg Airport and the suburb in Ebingen look like today?

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city revitalization through newly created meeting areas

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With the third construction site, the redevelopment of the town center of Hohenems was completed at the end of September 2018. In 2016, the renewal of the urban infrastructure and urban design of the Austrian municipality on Lake Constance began.

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New interpretation of the main street in Markt Erlbach

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Read about the exciting creation of the main street in Markt Erlbach and the interaction of all those involved.

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Pedestrian zone in Heilbad Heiligenstadt shines in new light

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The redesign of the pedestrian zone in the beautiful Heilbad Heiligenstadt in Thuringia took about two years. Great value was placed on the citizens' ideas on the one hand, and on the thoughts of the business owners on the other hand, during the holistic planning. The intention was to make the lovingly named "Wilhelm" in the heart of the spa town an attraction for visitors and locals alike.

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music school and concert hall in Ventspils

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On the occasion of Latvia's 100th birthday, the Music School and Concert Hall in Ventspils was officially opened in summer 2019 with a concert by the Latvian symphony orchestra.

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gardening shows 2021

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You can already find belgrano® natural stones on the areas of numerous gardening shows. Three new cities will be added in 2021. Our natural stones are used as floor coverings and design elements at the two state horticultural shows in Eppingen and Überlingen as well as at the federal gardening show in Erfurt.

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ceremonial opening of downtown Breisach

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With the help of a new traffic concept, the central market square and the adjacent Rheinstrasse were noticeably upgraded. The square now functions as the spatial and functional center of Breisach.

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successful planning of state garden shows

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State garden shows are a structure-promoting measure to increase the attractiveness and popularity of cities for architects prestige projects. In order to maintain the elaborate embellishment in the long term, planners are increasingly choosing natural stone when choosing the building material – be it for flooring or individual special elements. Because natural stone combines visual advantages and diverse design options with robust properties and ecological sustainability.

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Determination of frost resistance in accordance with DIN EN 12371:2010-07

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INFO series natural stone tests

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Update of the guidelines for traffic construction: General circular road construction No. 2/2024

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The Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport issued a new General Circular Road Construction No. 2/2024 on January 30, 2024. This concerns the guidelines for the standardization of the superstructure of traffic areas, 2012 edition, which are now available in the 2024 version (RStO 12/24).

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Determination of bulk density according to DIN EN 1936:2007-02

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INFO series natural stone tests

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Determination of water absorption according to DIN EN 13755:2008-08

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INFO series on natural stone testing

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Determination of compressive strength according to DIN EN 1926:2007-03

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INFO-Series Natural Stone Tests

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Determination of flexural strength under centerline load according to DIN EN 12372:2022-05

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INFO series on natural stone testing

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The quality of our stones is the be-all and end-all - that's why we test "by hook or by crook"

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Determination of slip resistance according to DIN EN 16165:2021

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Slip-resistant properties according to DIN EN 16165

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CARE & CLEANING OF NATURAL STONE

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Granites and other hard stones are very durable by nature and therefore ideally suited as paving material. It is not uncommon for paving stones to last several hundred years. Professional maintenance can also considerably extend the lifespan of a paved surface. In professional circles, maintenance is understood to mean the preservation of the serviceable condition. For the builder-owner or the maintenance contractor, the maintenance obligation begins at the time of the handover (with the exception of measures taken to remedy defects within the warranty period).

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