ABE Innovation Group Textile Building was founded

Innovation group „textile construction“ Aachen Building Experts e.V. + ITA

The AACHEN BUILDING EXPERTS e. V. promotes innovative construction in the three core areas of technical building equipment (TGA), Building Information Modeling (BIM) and innovative materials. At the AACHEN BUILDING EXPERTS event "Product innovations - with the support of universities" at the TFI Aachen GmbH, the innovation group "Textile Building" was founded in the latter area.


Responsible for the group is the Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University headed by Prof. Thomas Gries and . The aims of the platform and the "Textile Building" innovation group are the development and acquisition of joint research projects in the "Building & Living" application area. In general, this includes all textile-based products for building construction, civil engineering and interior design. This concerns among other products:

  • Building construction: textile concrete, fibre concrete, membrane, fibre-based insulation materials, textile-reinforced clay construction, fibre-reinforced plastics, textile sun protection solutions
  • Civil engineering: Geo- and agricultural textiles, fibre-based concretes for tunnel construction
  • Interior finishing: acoustically effective textiles, carpets, textile wall and floor coverings, intelligent textiles (Smart Textiles).

At least twice a year, the textile construction group will organise a group meeting in which all interested parties can take part and inform themselves about the latest developments. The group meetings also provide an opportunity for exchange and discussion.

On November 29 - 30, 2018, the innovation group of AACHEN BUILDING EXPERTS will hold the conference part "Textile Construction" within the framework of the Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference and will provide information on the latest developments in the use of technical fibres and textiles in the construction industry.

With more than 600 participants, the Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference is one of the most important textile conferences in Europe.

For interested users, the ITA Academy also offers a 1-day training course entitled "Textile Building - Use of Technical Fibres and Textiles in Construction" at least once a year.


Caption: Innovation group textile construction, source: Aachen Building Experts e.V. + ITA