Kick-off workshop of the ABE innovation group "Textile Building"
On July 3, 2018, AACHEN BUILDING EXPERTS e.V., together with the Institute for Building Research (ibac) and the Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University and the TFI - Institut für Bodensysteme an der RWTH Aachene.V, organised a kick-off workshop of the ABE innovation group "Textile Building". The event took place between 12:00 and 15:15 at the TFI - Institut für Bodensysteme an der RWTH Aachene.V, in Charlottenburger Allee 41 in Aachen, Germany.Sabine Schmidt, das-design-plus.de
Together with the 42 participants of the event, the workshop hosts promoted the versatile application of technical fibres in the construction industry through intensive exchange between experts from industry and universities and developed common ideas for research projects and the most important aspects of the key topics lightweight construction, sustainability and digitisation.
The workshop was divided into three parts. In the first part, the participants answered the question of what added value the ABE Innovation Group Textile Building must offer in order to generate general interest in further commitment and participation in further meetings and events. In the second part, the participants were able to discuss which specific topics are of interest within the three overarching themes of lightweight construction, sustainability and digitisation. Six core topics were presented in the third part of the workshop. In the ensuing exchange, the participants were able to comment on how and whether they would like to participate in the future development of the content of these topics.
During the event, the participants also had the opportunity to obtain comprehensive information on the subject of textile construction and funding opportunities, to get to know the ABE innovation group "Textile Building" better and to actively participate in shaping the contents, perspectives and goals of the innovation group.Sabine Schmidt, das-design-plus.de
Three speakers each gave a keynote speech during the event. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Koch from the Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University, gave an introductory lecture entitled "Building with fibees and textiles - definition, status quo and vision", introducing the overall topic of fibre- and textile-based construction. Michael Raupach of the Institute for Building Research (ibac) at RWTH Aachen University, informed about the "Advantages and applications of Hightex materials in the building industry" in his lecture of the same name. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Siebel of the TFI - Institut für Bodensysteme an der RWTH Aachen e.V. presented in his keynote lecture entitled "Contribution of textile structures to good acoustics" how textile building materials can positively influence the acoustic properties of rooms.
The AACHEN BUILDING EXPERTS e.V., the Institute for Building Research (ibac) of RWTH Aachen University, the Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University and the TFI - Institut für Bodensysteme an der RWTH Aachen e.V. would like to take this opportunity to thank the participants for their great commitment, the lively exchange and the successful course of the event!
The Managing Director of AACHEN BUILDING EXPERTS e.V. Goar T. Werner (second from left) together with the three speakers Mr. Michael Raupach (left), Dr.-Ing. Alexander Siebel (second from right) and Dr.-Ing. Andreas Koch (right). Photo: Sabine Schmidt, das-design-plus.de