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One-day conference on Fire-Resistant Glazing (11/06/2015)

Putting transparent fire protection into practice

One-day conference on Fire-Resistant Glazing (11/06/2015)

On 11 June, MFPA Leipzig was holding a one-day conference on Fire-Resistant Glazing. In addition to interesting talks from specialists on the fire behaviour of façades, the certification of fire protection doors and barriers, and the installation of fire-resistant glazing, participants also witnessed a fire test on F30 glazing at MFPA Leipzig’s fire testing site in Laue.

Schedule

  • 9.00 am » Admission
  • 9.15 am » Welcome and moderation at the Hotel Ramada in Leipzig by Dipl.-Ing. Sebastian Hauswaldt, MFPA Leipzig GmbH
  • 9.30 am » Fire Behaviour of Façades (Dipl.-Ing. Peter Proschek, Head of Section III 4 Reaction to fire of building materials, fire protective coatings, DIBt)
  • 10.15 am » Break for coffee
  • 10.30 am » Approval in one-off cases — When “insignificant deviation” runs out of steam (Dipl.-Ing. Joachim Günthel, State Office for Structural Engineering of the highest building inspection authority in Saxony, member of the committee of experts at the DIBt as a specialist in components/fire protection barriers)
  • 11.30 am » Fire-resistant glazing on the building site — Opportunities and practical problems (Dipl.-Phys. Monika Rosemann, Managing Director of Brandschutz Consult Leipzig)
  • 12.30-1.30 pm » Buffet lunch
  • 1.30 pm » Certification and external verification by the FSA (Dipl.-Ing. Frank Duscha, Director of the certification body ÜG Sachsen)
  • 2.45 pm » Travel to MFPA Leipzig GmbH’s fire testing site
  • 3.30 pm » Fire test in a 3 m×3 m test furnace of a F(EI) 30 wood/aluminium element (outline of the test project provided by Mr Schulz, Arnold Brandschutzglas)
  • 5.00 pm » End

Training accredited by the Saxon Chamber of Architects


Leipzig Fassadentag (29/09/2015)

Is it all just a façade?

Leipzig Fassadentag (29/09/2015)

Is it all just a façade?

On 29 September 2015, Leipzig will once again host a meeting of experts in façade construction. The trade fair city is continuing a tradition that started in 1992 with the very first symposium on façades. Façades design is at the heart of a constant change in the face of construction. With the tension between innovation and safeguarding the protective goals of the building codes, increasing importance is being placed on research on, testing and approval for façade products and their use. 


 


Visit the Leipzig Fassadentag to find out about the latest technology – ensuring that innovations can be reliably applied. Hear from renowned scientists and experts in building inspection and practical construction on subjects including:


 


  • Building codes today – nationally and internationally
  • Heat protection – pros and cons of thick insulation
  • Fire protection
  • Hygrothermal performance
  • Thermal bridges and load-bearing capacity
  • The planner’s perspective

 


For more information and to register, go to www.leipziger-fassadentag.de.


Organisers

ICCRRR 2015 (05-07/10/2015)

International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting

ICCRRR 2015 (05-07/10/2015)

Information at iccrrr.com

Fire Spalling 2015 (08-09/10/2015)

4th International Workshop on Concrete Spalling due to Fire Exposure

Fire Spalling 2015 (08-09/10/2015)

4th International Workshop on Concrete Spalling due to Fire Exposure

After the 1st successful workshop in Leipzig in 2009, the 2nd IWCS in Delft in 2011 and the third in Paris, this is the announcement for the 4th International Workshop on Concrete Spalling due to Fire Exposure. 

The workshop will be a podium for presenting and exchanging experiences and developments in the field of spalling of concrete due to fire exposure.

08-09 October 2015, Leipzig, Germany

Detailed Information on the 4th International Workshop on Concrete Spalling due to Fire Exposure (IWCS) will be available on the website http://www.iccrrr.com.

11th Leipzig Seminar on Sealing (26/01/2016)

www.leipziger-abdichtungsseminar.de

11th Leipzig Seminar on Sealing (26/01/2016)

The Leipzig Seminar on Sealing took place on 26 January 2016. More information: www.leipziger-abdichtungsseminar.de.

 

There is a detailed overview in German of the 10th Leipzig Seminar on Sealing 2015 in the DIBt Newsletter 01/2015, available as a PDF download or on the DIBt website at the following link: (https://www.dibt.de/en/Service/Newsletter.html) 

Informational event on the BELFA load-testing vehicle (09/11/2016)

The “new” BELFA – Displacement-controlled load tests on bridge structures

Informational event on the BELFA load-testing vehicle (09/11/2016)

The Leipzig CONSTRUCTION FORUM (FORUM BAU Leipzig) is offering presentations on a wide range of construction-related topics during the summer and winter semesters. On 9 November, Prof. Reuschel and Dipl.-Ing. Herold from MFPA Leipzig GmbH will be speaking on the following subject:

The “new” BELFA – Displacement-controlled load tests on bridge structures

More information about this event will be posted here soon. All those interested are invited to the event, particularly representatives of city governments, municipalities and engineering firms who are responsible for bridges. The event is free to all interested parties and prior registration is not required. You can find out more about the load-testing vehicle from MFPA Leipzig GmbH at www.BELFA.eu.

Expert group on “Municipal Bridges” (22/11/2016)

Opening colloquium

Expert group on “Municipal Bridges” (22/11/2016)

Much to discuss at the opening colloquium on 22 November 2016

The city of Leipzig and its Transport and Civil Engineering Office, together with the Leipzig Institute for Materials Research and Testing for the Construction Industry (MFPA Leipzig GmbH), are starting up an expert group to discuss the subject of “Municipal Bridges”.

“We want to exchange ideas and confer with other municipalities, but also with experts from agencies, engineering firms, institutes and testing authorities”, said Dr. Michael Schimansky, Head of the City of Leipzig Office of Economic Development, to open the Bridges colloquium that took place on 22 November 2016.

There is a considerable restoration backlog in the transport infrastructure, even for structures under the responsibility of municipal corporations.

“This statement applies in particular to civil engineering structures such as bridges”, according to Dr. Hartmut Mangold, State Secretary at the State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport in the Free State of Saxony. In his contribution to the discussion on the subject of “road construction in Saxony”, Dr. Mangold presented the duties and objectives of the Free State of Saxony for the 25 participants of the expert group and opened up the event, which was started as a forum for discussion, at MFPA Leipzig GmbH.
 

Prof. Reuschel elaborated on this, stating that “when deciding whether bridges require maintenance work, strengthening work or rebuilding, the assessment of the current load-bearing capacity of the bridge and a forecast of how this will progress over time are fundamentally important in ensuring that upcoming investments can be made in a commercially relevant, economical and sustainable manner”.

According to Robert Herold, Test Engineer at MFPA Leipzig GmbH, “The basis for such an assessment is competency, experience and having the necessary testing equipment, in conjunction with static calculations”. He presented the modified BELFA load-testing vehicle to the audience and talked about its successful deployment on the Gustav-Esche bridge in Leipzig.

As part of his presentation on the “Future suitability of existing municipal bridges”, Klaus Barthel of the Leipzig Transport and Civil Engineering Office said, “For Leipzig, assessing the condition of the infrastructure is one of the most important areas of focus for the city’s overall investment planning, both today and in the coming years”.

The participants in the “Municipal Road Bridges” working group agreed that the exchange of experience and opinions was important for their daily work and arranged to continue it in regular follow-up events with different areas of focus. Please contact Prof. Dr.-Ing. Elke Reuschel if you have any questions or comments for the next colloquium in 2017 or if you are interested in taking part.

Leipzig Fassadentag (19/09/2017)

www.leipziger-fassadentag.de

Leipzig Fassadentag (19/09/2017)

The program for the Leipzig Fassadentag is currently under development. Information can be found at www.leipziger-fassadentag.de.