Institute of Technology and Testing of Construction Materials (2060)

  • 8010

    Inffeldgasse 24 Graz

    Austria

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The activity of the institute comprises the whole field of the building materials of building construction, engineering and infrastructure. That contains imparting basic knowledge concerning the selection, property and way how to meet the standards of building materials for future structural engineers. It also comprises extending special knowledge within the chosen education (e.g. damage caused by construction, sustainment, method of testing, certification and qualitiy assurance). In addition to that, external further education (e.g. sustainable building) is being offered and colleges are being supported as far as the education and work in laboratories are concerned. Due to the fact that the institute (TVFA) also acts as an examiner, continuously practise orientated topics concerning the building experience are offered as subjects for dissertations and theses in collaboration with companies and firms. The research´s priorities are: • sustainable building – ecological valuation of building materials and building components, indicators describing the ecological sustainment, models of valuation, building material and building component catalogues, analyses of the life cycle of building materials, recycling • reconstruction of buildings - material, models of decision, sanitation versus new building, investigation methods/diagnosis of buildings, corrosion prevention in reinforced concrete structure • property of mineral adhesives – rheological behaviour of mortar, chemistry of concrete The institute actively cooperates with the TU Graz in the following main emphases in research: advanced building technology and innovative geotechnics, chemical engineering and environmental technology, integrated development of buildings The TVFA, the Institute for Testing and Research in Materials Technology which is connected to the institute, acts as an accredited office for the examination and inspection of building materials and is devided into the following fields of work: - granulation of stones, adhesives, mortar and concrete, bricks, concrete products and precast concrete parts, bituminous building materials, and breadth of sealing - Concrete steel and prestressing steel - Chemistry - adhesives, concrete, mortar, water, corrosion of concrete steel etc. Supervision of the company-owned control of production apart from its activity as accredited office for examination and inspection, also advice concerning sanitation and in the case of damages caused by construction is given. Expert opinion is drawn up as well. Collaborators of the institute are active in numerous national technical bodies of experts as well as in international committees (RILEM, IABSE, ISO). About every 3 years, the institute releases a report which documents the current development. Short Description: Science: basic education in building material for civil engineers, imparting special knowledge within the chosen education; external further education (e.g. sustainable building) Research: currently the main emphasis is put on: • sustainable building – ecological concepts of valuation, analysis of the life cycle of building materials, recycling • reconstruction of buildings – material, investigation methods/diagnosis of buildings, corrosion prevention • property of mineral adhesives – rheology, chemistry of concrete TVFA:The Institute for Testing and Research in Materials Technology acts as an accredited office for the examination and inspection of building materials and has the following fields of work: mineral building materials like granulation of stones, mortar and concrete, steel, bituminous building materials, constructional chemistry, supervision of the company-owned production control.

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Life cycle Engineering & Materials Science
Sewers Engineering & Materials Science
Concretes Engineering & Materials Science
Corrosion Engineering & Materials Science
corrosion Earth & Environmental Sciences
life cycle Earth & Environmental Sciences
Shotcreting Engineering & Materials Science
Environmental impact Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 1992 2019

The coupling of BIM and LCA—challenges identified through case study implementation

Röck, M., Passer, A., Ramon, D. & Allacker, K. 2019 Life-Cycle Analysis and Assessment in Civil Engineering : Towards an Integrated Vision. Caspeele, R., Taerwe, L. & Frangopol, D. (eds.). London: Taylor & Francis Group, p. 841 - 846 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File

Advances in concrete materials for sewer systems affected by microbial induced concrete corrosion: A review

Grengg, C., Mittermayr, F., Ukrainczyk, N., Koraimann, G., Kienesberger, S. & Dietzel, M. 1 May 2018 In : Water Research. 134, p. 341-352 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Sewers
corrosion
Concretes
Corrosion
cement

A Preliminary Systematic Investigation onto Sprayed Concrete's Environmental Performance

Saade, M. R. M., Passer, A. & Mittermayr, F. 1 Jan 2018 In : Procedia CIRP. 69, p. 212-217 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Concretes
Life cycle
Cements

Activities 1970 2018

Baukongress 2018

Krüger, M. (Participant), Lenz, M. (Participant), Schulter, D. (Participant), Juhart, J. (Participant)
19 Apr 201820 Apr 2018

Activity: Festival or exhibition (Participation in/Organisation of)

Forschungsförderung: regionale, nationale und internationale Programme sowie erfolgreiche Antragstellung

Scherz, M. (Participant)
17 Jan 2018

Activity: Professional training and personal development

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and BIM – What you should know.

Röck, M. (Speaker)
13 Oct 2018

Activity: Science to scienceTalk at conference or symposium

Prizes

Best Paper Award 1.Platz

Johannes Oppeneder (Recipient), 29 Sep 2016

Prize: Prizes / Medals / Awards

Best Poster Award - Sustainable Building Conference 2013

René Kollmann (Recipient), Karl Heinz Kettl (Recipient), Nora Niemetz (Recipient), Michael Narodoslawsky (Recipient) & Stephan Maier (Recipient), 28 Sep 2013

Prize: Prizes / Medals / Awards

Congress Award Graz 2014

Johannes Wall (Recipient), Doris Marchler (Recipient), Alexander Passer (Recipient) & Peter Maydl (Recipient), 13 May 2014

Prize: Prizes / Medals / Awards

Press / Media

Dämmen mit Baumrinde

Alexander Passer

15/10/15

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Europäische Gemeinschaft

Stephan Maier

15/05/13

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Regionalentwicklung, Energieoptimierung

Stephan Maier

1/05/12

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Projects 1990 2021