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Researchers at TU Wien have developed a construction method for concrete domes, requiring far less amounts of labor and materials than the conventional resource intensive formwork. Invented by Dr. Benjamin Kromoser and Prof. Johann Kollegger at the Institute of Structural Engineering, the new method is called "Pneumatic Forming of Hardened Concrete (PFHC)" and sets the complicated spatially curved formwork and the framework unnecessary. Also important is that it saves up to 50% of the concrete as well as 65% of the necessary reinforcement steel.