From 12.09.-14.09.2018 the International Conference on Building Material, ibausil, will take place in Weimar/Germany. The 20th edition of the conference will again be held at the Congress Center “Neue Weimarhalle”.
By establishing the International Conference on Building Materials “ibausil” in 1964 an international forum for the exchange of scientific views was created. One aim of the conference has always been to bring researchers from universities and industrial enterprises, from the east and the west, together in the geographical centre of Europe.
As in the past, the main emphasis is on problems of the development and application of building materials. An accompanying exhibition of products and procedures will also take place. In addition, the organizers intend to offer special excursions on the last day of the conference.
Headed by the Director of the F.A. Finger Institute for Building Materials Prof. Dr.-Ing. Horst-Michael Ludwig, the program of lectures will focus on questions concerning the development of construction materials and their application.
The main topics of the conference are grouped according to materials and will deal with problems of both basic research and applied science, ranging from new buildings and revitalisation to the preservation of monuments. Methodologically-oriented contributions (production engineering, ecology, ensuring of quality, test methods and test processings, assessments of actual building state, effects of admixtures, additives and aggregates) are therefore classified according to application:
1 Inorganic binders 10 Cement production process
11 Type of cements and cement properties
12 Cement hydration
13 Effect of admixtures
14 Binders and materials on the base of calcium sulphat
15 Special binders
2 Concretes and durability of concrete
20 Concrete and aggregates
21 High performance concrete
22 Self-compacting concrete and rheology
23 Special concretes (fibre c., carbon c., shotcrete c. and highway c.)
24 Additive manufacturing/3D-Printing
25 Polymer cement mortars and polymer cement concrete
26 Alkali-silica reaction
27 Sulphate attack and formation of thaumasite and late ettringite
28 Concrete reinforcement influence of chlorides, carbonation
29 Freeze-thaw and freeze-deicing-salt resistance
3 Walling materials/Construction maintenance/ Recycling
30 Building protection and maintenance
31 Ashlar natural stone masonry
32 Building ceramics
33 Calcium-silicate brick and C-S-H-insulating materials
34 Light-weight concrete and autoclaved aerated concrete
35 Mortar, plaster mortar and floor screed materials
36 Adhesives binding materials and filling compounds
37 Recycling of building materials