Trade Fairs and Events

  • Online / October 17, 2023, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Influence of climate change on indoor air quality

    The computer graphic symbolically shows the influence of outdoor climate factors on indoor climate.
    © Fraunhofer WKI

    How does climate change affect air quality in buildings? Researchers at the Fraunhofer WKI and Fraunhofer IBP have developed a comprehensive mathematical model on behalf of the Umweltbundesamt (German Environment Agency) that can be used to predict the development of indoor climate. In this webinar, you will learn more about the model and the predictions up to the year 2100.


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  • Fraunhofer WKI in Braunschweig, Germany / November 20, 2023 - November 24, 2023

    Focus courses on “Bonding in wooden construction”

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    Specialist for bonding in wooden construction
    Specialist for repair of load-bearing timber components using adhesives

    Basic knowledge is imparted on the execution of bonding work for the manufacture or repair of load-bearing timber components. A written examination can be taken in both courses. This can be used to prove successful participation in accordance with DIN 1052-10.

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  • Congress Innsbruck / November 29, 2023 - December 01, 2023

    27th International Wood Construction Conference (IHF2020)

    The “International Timber Construction Forum” offers experts from the timber construction industry a platform for comprehensive information and exchange about building with timber structures or timber constructions. In the accompanying exhibition, manufacturers and research institutions from the timber construction sector will show new application examples. The Fraunhofer WKI will have its own booth to present current research results and developments.

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  • Online / December 12, 2023, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Bio-lightweight material for stand-up paddleboards and other applications

    The 3D computer graphic shows the cut-open hull of a stand-up paddleboard.
    © Fraunhofer WKI | Christoph Pöhler

    Stand-up paddleboards fulfil high requirements with regard to mechanical strength in combination with resistance to moisture, salt water and UV radiation. Up until now, they have been primarily produced using petroleum-based plastics in combination with glass- and carbon-fiber fabrics. We have developed an ecological alternative: a lightweight, durable sandwich material made from renewable raw materials. To demonstrate the material's performance, we used it to manufacture an ecological stand-up paddleboard (“ecoSUP”). In the future, the new bio-composite material could be utilized not only in other watersports equipment but also in the construction of buildings, cars, ships and trains. In the webinar, we will present the new material and possible applications.


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