First day of the seminar - 09/19/2017


10.30 - 10.45     Product and process optimization

Opening of the seminar and introduction to the subject

(Mr Dipl.-Ing. Michael Ruppik)

10.45 - 11.25     Requirements on the load bearing capacity and on the heat protection of masonry in the working condition

Static requirements for the construction product (brick), load bearing capacity / safety concept, energy saving regulation (ENEV 2016), heat protection and energy saving in buildings.

(Mr Dr.-Ing. Dieter Figge)


11.25 - 11.45     Coffe break


11.45 - 12.25     Raw material sides Prerequisite for optimizing thermal insulation properties and strength

Carbonate rich carbonates Raw materials, organic, inorganic additives or light (filler), mixed porosity, cullet formation.

(Mr Dipl.-Ing. Michael Ruppik)

12.25 - 13.05     The fire of high - energy - treated high - hole brick - process optimization

Energetic consideration of the mixture, raw material-dependent exothermic and endothermic reactions, low-temperature gases, emission, combustion curve design

(Mr Dipl.-Ing. Eckhard Rimpel)


13.05 - 14.05     Individual lunch break


14.05 - 15.45     Requirements for the sound and fire protection of masonry in use

Noise requirements, minimum requirements for sound insulation, exterior and apartment walls, flanking exterior and interior walls and ceilings. Construction requirements for fire protection.

(Mr Dr.-Ing. Dieter Figge)

15.45 - 16.25     Product-specific influencing factors on the sound insulation

Sound transport paths, physical influencing variables, elastic constants.

(Mrs Dr.-Ing. Anne Tretau)

16.25 - 17.05     Product-specific influencing factors on fire resistance (fire protection)

Raw material influence, thermal expansion and shrinkage processes, mechanical load-bearing capacity, geometrical influencing factors, uncovered and filled filigree or large chamber brick, experimental setup and test parameters for determining a fire resistance capability.

(Mr B.Eng. Daniel Schnabel)


ca. 18.00 Uhr        comfy get-together in the IZF  


Second day of the seminar  –  09/20/2017


9.00 - 9.40          Production of heat- and sound-insulating brick structures by means of a replica process

Organic / inorganic templates, properties, energy balance, emissions.

(Mr Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Alexander Winkel)

9.40 - 10.20       Product development for spatial noise protection

Sound absorption, sound absorber types, physical effects of porous absorbers.

(Mrs Dipl.-Ing. Silke Sabath)

10.20 - 11.00     Functional surface coating (VMz, pavement, roof tile)

Sol-gel process, hydrophobing, photocatalytic coating, nitric oxide reduction

(Mr Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Alexander Winkel)


11.00 - 11.20       Coffe break


11.20 - 12.00     Vibrating cutter

Improvement of the manufacturing process of clinker and high-hole brick, variation of vibration, force requirement, cutting quality and dimensional stability

(Mrs Dipl.-Ing. Sandra Petereit)

12.00 - 12.40     Adaptation of the process technology (drying and firing) to format and product change in the production process

Throughput fluctuations, equalization and control of the combustion process

(Mr Dipl.-Ing. Eckhard Rimpel)

12.40 - 12.45     Conclusion


12.45 - 14.00       Final lunch together


ca. 14.00             End of seminar