Talk title: Future Challenges in Construction Engineering
Productivity and sustainability are key factors for the technical development of the construction sector during the next decades. Only a corresponding, goal-oriented and efficient combination of specifically developed construction materials and techniques based on innovative digital technologies and ideas will contribute to the huge societal challenges of the future. On a material level, sustainability in concrete production stands for the use of alternative binders, aggregates and reinforcing fibres in combination with bio-based additives to produce robust mixtures with a minimized CO2-footprint. On a constructional level, the focus will be on reducing manpower on site by automated techniques like additive manufacturing and by an increased use of prefabricated elements up to modular room cells, accompanied by innovative methods for the re-use of constructional elements, reduction of supplementary constructions and digitally optimized site logistics. This presentation will discuss recent developments in these fields, as well as upcoming ideas.
Dr. Ing. Andreas Rogge completed his study of civil engineering with focus on structural engineering at Technical University Braunschweig in 1991. Since then he worked as structural engineer in the fields of construction technique and power plant engineering at Lahmeyer International Consulting Engineers in Frankfurt/Main. Since 1995 to 2001 he was a scientist at the chair of Concrete Structures at Technical University Munich. In 2002 he made his doctorate on the topic “Material Behavior of Concrete under Multiaxial Loading”. Since 2001 he had been head of Department Engineering Structures and Buildings at Schüßler-Plan Engineering Company in Berlin. And since 2007 he has been head of Department Safety of Structures at Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung in Berlin. His research interests are safety, durability and deformational behavior of materials, elements and structures under extreme and complex conditions.