Rainer Strauch

Working Group: Tall Timber

CREE GmbH, Managing Director & CTO, CREE Buildings | Bregenz, Austria


Rainer Strauch is an experienced construction engineer, certified passive house designer (PHI) and accredited sustainable building auditor (DGNB). He worked with several companies in planning and construction management, before he joined the LCT (“LifeCycle Tower”) research and development team, which was later established as CREE (by Rhomberg). At CREE, Rainer has developed the LCT timber-hybrid system, which then became the basis for CREE’s prototype building (the LCT ONE), and many more. Being the CTO of CREE, Rainer heads their technical operations, international know-how transfer and licensed partner consulting support. Just recently, he became CREE’s managing director.


Working Group: Tall Timber (2018 – Present)

Steel-Timber Research Project Steering Committee (2022 – Present)

Annual Conference, Presenter (Middle East 2018; Chicago 2019)

Awards Best Tall Building Europe Jury (2021)


19 May 2021

Is All-Timber Superior for Building Tall?

Kevin Flanagan, Kevin P. Flanagan Architects/ Masterplanners; Rainer Strauch, CREE GmbH

In recent years, interest in timber as a primary construction material for tall buildings has accelerated, and the list of completed projects has grown ever...


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