Forum on university support for the construction industry

The Managing Director of AACHEN BUILDING EXPERTS e. V. with the speakers Aachen Building Experts e.V.

The AACHEN BUILDING EXPERTS e. V. (ABE), the Aachen Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) and experts from RWTH Aachen University informed about how universities can support the construction industry with product innovations at the end of November 2017 in Aachen, Germany. Building and building materials companies, architects and planners had come to take advantage of this offer and the opportunity to exchange ideas.


Dr. Jens-Christian Winkler, TFI Aachen GmbH, gave a lecture on safe handling of the EU Construction Products Regulation. Eric Spinnräker, Chair of Energy Efficient Construction (e3D), spoke about the topic "Research - Ideas, Innovations and Products". Dr Andreas Koch, expert for textile construction at the Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University, informed about financial support opportunities in the building industry.

Finally, questions from participants and networking were on the agenda. Since August 2016, the Aachen network has been dealing with topics such as innovative building materials, digitalization and securing skilled workers in the sector. Further information is available at (only available in German – thank you in advance for your kind understanding).

Caption (from left to right): Goar T. Werner, Managing Director AACHEN BUILDING EXPERTS e. V., with the speakers of the event: Eric Spinnräker, Dr. Andreas Koch and Dr. Jens-Christian Winkler (from left), source: Aachen Building Experts e.V.