Bonding in wooden construction

Focus course

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Focus course

Bonding in wooden construction

The five-day course is divided into two modules and is characterized by a high proportion of practical training in the laboratory and testing facility at the Fraunhofer WKI.

The first module forms the basis for bonding in wooden construction and, in addition to an overview of the normative and legal initial situation, contains essential content on adhesives (properties, selection, handling) and testing methods for adhesives. Furthermore, overviews are provided for wood as a material as well as for products and quality control.

The second module is performed in close cooperation with the Institut für Baukonstruktion und Holzbau  (institute for building design and timber construction, iBHolz) of the Technische Universität Braunschweig. As a specialization for bonding in wooden construction, it covers in detail the theory and practice of the renovation of bonded load-bearing timber components in existing buildings.

 

Course location: 

Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research
Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut WKI
Bienroder Weg 54E 
38108 Braunschweig

Registration

For registration please send an email to Dr. Carola Link.

Type of training Focus course
Duration 5 days (Monday to Friday)
Certificate Certificate of participation
Language German
Training content Includes legal and normative fundamentals concerning bonding in wooden construction as well as the production and the assessment of the load-bearing capacity of wood bondings and wooden components
Training organization The training content is divided into six modules. In addition to practical units on selected course content, these are predominantly imparted through classroom teaching sequences.
Training fee € 1,800 p.p. (excl. VAT)

Engineers for wood technology, timber construction, existing buildings/renovation, assessors, technologists, technicians and technical specialists; students of civil engineering

Prefabricated-house industry, glulam companies, processing of glued timber components, DIY and furniture stores

The focus course “Bonding in wooden construction” is divided into two modules and is characterized by a high proportion of practical training in the laboratory and testing facility at the Fraunhofer WKI.

The first module forms the basis for bonding in wooden construction and, in addition to an overview of the normative and legal initial situation, contains essential content on adhesives, such as properties, selection, and handling as well as testing methods for adhesives. Furthermore, overviews are provided for wood as a material as well as for products and quality control. The second module, as a specialization for bonding in wooden construction, covers in detail the theory and practice of the renovation of bonded load-bearing timber components in existing buildings.

Through the cooperation with the Institut für Baukonstruktion und Holzbau  (institute for building design and timber construction, iBHolz) of the Technische Universität Braunschweig, the course is also available as an optional subject to students of the Master's program in Civil Engineering specializing in wooden construction.

 

Module 1: Fundamentals of bonding in wooden construction

  • Legal and normative fundamentals
  • Material properties of wood and influence on bondings
  • Properties, selection, handling of adhesives
  • Relevant testing methods for adhesives
  • Regulated, bonded products and quality control

 

Module 2: Renovation of bonded load-bearing timber components

  • Bonding procedures on the construction site
  • Occupational safety, quality control and construction-site monitoring, damage assessment, company audit
  • Renovation procedures in practice, such as gluing-in of threaded rods, crack remediation and grouting, core-sample extraction