Institute of Construction and Building Materials
At the Institute of Construction and Building Materials (WiB), various building materials are researched and further developed. Basic and in-depth knowledge is imparted in teaching and advanced training courses.
Welcome to the Institute of Construction and Building Materials (WiB) of the Technical University of Darmstadt. Our main objective is to develop and find answers to the main questions and challenges facing us. We aim to tackle the big questions of energy reduction in construction, reuse of raw materials, and minimization of CO2 emissions. These current and upcoming themes tighten the boundary conditions within which we have to develop our future construction materials.
Education and research give us the opportunity to develop advanced innovations that can be judged, implemented and used by the industry. A strong cooperation between industry and researchers is therefore indispensable. As a whole with students, researchers and fellow professorships we work in many interdisciplinary fields to view the topical problems in their entirety.
The potential for promising research lies more and more in finding scientific solutions and furthering use of advanced technology. The scale is shifting from the macro to micro and nano scales. Numerical modelling, computational methods in general and top notch experimental equipment aid us to find quantifiable solutions for different tasks such as service life behavior of sustainable materials, development of environmentally friendly and sustainable binders. New Research initiatives such as self healing concretes or bio-inspired material developments will help in furthering the advance in building and construction materials.
Geopolymer Nucleation by new atomistic upscaling computation for aggregating aluminosilicate tetrahedral units
Our quantum-chemistry computations reveal metakaolinite dissolution mechanisms
Computational Methods for Building Physics and Construction Materials 2023
July 03. – July 07. 2023 // Registration now open !
The course is intended to convey various computer-aided calculation methods, solution approaches and possibilities for implementing physical processes in the fields of building physics and materials relevant in the construction industry. The focus is on the microscopic and macroscopic consideration of active processes in porous building material systems, such as concrete, geopolymers, insulation materials.
Erfolgreiche Prototypenherstellung – Metakaolinmodifizierter Bohrpfahlbeton
In unserem gemeinsamen Forschungskooperationsprojekt mit der Sehring Beton GmbH & Co. KG ist es uns gelungen, einen metakaolinmodifizierten Bohrpfahlbeton zu entwickeln
Der Klimawandel und die zunehmende Ressourcenknappheit im Bauwesen erfordert die Entwicklung von alternativen Bindemitteln für die Betonherstellung. Im Rahmen unseres Forschungskooperationsprojektes (gefördert durch das Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Klimaschutz) mit der Sehring Beton GmbH & Co. KG ist es uns gelungen, eine Bindemittelzusammensetzung ohne Flugasche zu entwickeln, bei der 50 % Portlandkompositzement ersetzt wird. Der Einsatz von Metakaolin ermöglicht die Realisierung von sehr guten Frisch- und Festbetoneigenschaften für den geplanten Einsatz in Bohrpfahlbeton.
NaturSea-PV: Public Kick-off workshop
“The strategic objective of NaturSea-PV is to improve the overall lifetime, reliability and maintainability of marine substructures for offshore floating photovoltaics (PV), to reduce degradation and failure rates, and thus investment risk and Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE).”
MIRACLE – Training Course
Photonic Metaconcrete with Infrared RAdiative Cooling capacity for Large Energy savings
Revolutionising manufacturing through high-tech functional photonic metamaterials Hybrid Training Course at the Institute of Construction and Building Materials, TU Darmstadt
New high-performance computer at WiB
The WiB supports the EU-project project 0E-BUILDINGS (MSCA-IF) with a new high-performance computer
The new high-performance computer with AMD EPYC MILAN processors will create new numerical possibilities to realize complex simulations within the EU research project “Open Access Platform for Zero-Energy Buildings”.
New guest scientist at the Institute!
We are happy to welcome Mr. PUREV-ERDENE as a guest scientist at the institute!
Design of durable and pumpable metakaolin-modified ready-mixed concrete for cast-in-situ piles
The cement and concrete industry has already been facing considerable problems with dwindling raw materials for many years. In the long term, a further reduction in the availability of fly ash and ground granulated blast furnace slag can be expected as a result of the imminent energy transition and the decline in steel production.
New cooperative research project Min-Loop
The Institute of Building and Construction Materials is starting a new cooperative research project funded by the Ptj.
As part of the funding measure from the BMBF “REMIN – Ressource Efficient Recycling Management – Construction and Mineral Material Cycles” the WiB and its partners started the project by the name of “Substitution of polysterene-based rigid foams with cement-bound mineral foam made from recycled crushed concrete sand in sandwich hybrid ceilings for purely mineral material cycles in building construction”.
SUBLime European Training Network
Two PhD Researchers (ESR) work at WiB team to craft the future of lime mortars/plasters in new construction and conservation of the built heritage.