Online Seminar  /  December 14, 2021, 3.00 – 4.00 pm

Long-term behavior of wood hybrid systems for sustainable buildings

In a current research project, we investigate and optimize the long-term behavior of wood hybrid systems, thereby laying the foundation for their use in the construction industry. Our main goal is to significantly increase the use of wood in building construction. In the webinar, we present the interim results of the project.

Wood is an environmentally friendly and versatile building material. In addition to its ecological assessment, it also offers divers technical advantages. Innovative timber-hybrid systems have even better mechanical properties, higher durability and allow for slender structures. Together with researchers from the Technische Universität Braunschweig, we are investigating:

  • timber-concrete composite systems (TCC systems) as an alternative to reinforced concrete
  • fiber-reinforced polymer-timber composite systems for the production of high-performance wooden constructions in new buildings and reinforcement of existing wooden constructions in old buildings

The multidisciplinary junior research group is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) via the Fachagentur für Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e. V. (German government agency for renewable resources).


Further information can be found here:

Project description

Junior research group