The module “Construction Materials” is a mandatory lecture within the Bachelor's degree and diploma program of civil engineering. The lecture includes (Prof. Dr.-Ing. M. Vormwald) and Building Materials (Prof. Dr. ir. E.A.B. Koenders). Material Mechanics
The building materials portion will focus on the most important materials for building construction, specifically concrete. In addition to starting materials for concrete, components such as aggregates, additives, characteristic fresh and hardened concrete properties, and calculations for normal concrete compositions are included in the lecture.
Lecture teaching videos
In the context of an e-learning project, we have created teaching videos for the course “Materials in Civil Engineering”. The videos are a didactic addition to this course and serve to give students a clear understanding of concrete as a material as well as essential testing methods, thus linking the theory learned with practice.
Here you will find our collection of short explanatory videos on the production of standard concrete and test specimens as well as on various test methods for fresh and hardened concrete properties.
The two videos for insight into concrete practice complete our collection of short explanatory videos. One video shows how precast concrete elements (shaft frames) are produced in the plant and then placed on the construction site in the Albvorland Tunnel. A second video explains how ready-mix concrete is produced in the plant and placed as fresh concrete on the construction site.