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25th International IFF Conference | IAB Science Days 2018

14. November 2018 - 15. November 2018


The way we build with concrete is an increasingly popular topic that will determine our future. But which challenges and trends are relevant to it? High-profile speakers from Germany and abroad will question long-established concepts and mindsets and present intriguing lines of thought on building sustainably with concrete. In so doing, they will focus on adopting a holistic, interconnected view of building materials, products, processes and equipment.

The conference agenda will outline options for substituting conventional construction materials and investigate smart approaches to dealing with the fact that our natural resources are finite. It is thus our responsibility to develop innovative products and processes to master this challenge. The construction industry, in particular, is a major consumer of resources that needs to contribute to this endeavour. Key levers to be utilised in this regard include the design of optimised processes and the implementation of efficient, sustainable energy concepts.

Selected presentations will be interpreted simultaneously (German <–> English/Russian). The accompanying exhibition and get-together will provide additional hands-on input and further opportunities to engage in talks over relevant topics.

Welcome and keynote speech

The IAB Science Days 2018 will be opened by Institute Director Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Palzer, Minister Wolfgang Tiefensee (Thuringian Ministry of Economy, Science and Digital Society) and Peter Kleine (Lord Major of the city Weimar). In the following keynote presentation “The façade of the new bauhaus museum – a challenge in design, production and assembly”, Dipl.-Ing. Arch. Heike Hanada (Laboratory of Art and Architecture) and Dipl.-Ing. Michael Erhardt (Hemmerlein Ingenieurbau GmbH) are explaining the reasons selecting a concrete façade instead of a glass façade.

Accompanying exhibition

The accompanying exhibition creates the link between science and practical implementation. Take advantage of this opportunity and benefit from direct contact with specialist colleagues from the building materials, construction machinery and concrete construction industries. On an area of ​​approx. 500 m2, interested companies have the opportunity to present products and services as well as to cultivate and expand customer contacts. Around 200 participants are expected. We would be delighted if you enrich the conference with their expertise and know-how.



 Online Registration 

    (1) Person/company/institution (Please fill out)


    In case of booking an exhibition stand, please state the accompanying person (staff) under item (5).

    (2) Participation/choice of panels

    Which day you want to participate? (please choose one option)

    Wednesday 14, 2018Thursday 15, 2018Wednesday 14, 2018 + Thursday 15, 2018

    Which panels are you planning to attend? (please mark the appropriate day and panel)

    Building Materials (14 November 2018)Precast Elements (14 November 2018)Processes and Equipment (15 November 2018)

    (3) Participation fee (please specify the type of participation by selecting the event days and prices)

    Members/CPI subscribers/early bookers up to 30 Sept 2018

    Registration after 30 Sept 2018

    Civil servants/students (send a proof via email)

    (plus VAT; this fee includes simultaneous interpretation of selected presentations, conference proceedings in German and English, meals and drinks)

    CPI-subscriber ID (only in case of membership)

    (4) Get-together on 14 November 2018 – €45.00 (plus VAT)

    I like to participateI do not like to participate

    (5) exhibition stand

    I/We would like to book an exhibition stand:

    up to 6 m2: € 1.320,00

    more than 6 m2: € 190,00/m2

    (plus VAT; this fee includes free attendance for two persons; a 10% discount applies to members/early bookers up to 30 September 2018)



    (6) Room Reservation

    For your overnight stay, we have pre-booked a limited number of rooms at Leonardo Hotel Weimar until 26 October 2018 under the heading "IAB-Wissenschaftstage 2018".

    Single room: €58,00/night
    Double room: €70,00/night

    Reservation hotline: +49 3643 722-0 / Fax +49 3643 722-2111

    (The above room rates include breakfast, complimentary use of swimming pool and whirlpool and exercise room, and VAT. Cancellation is free of charge up to seven days prior to arrival. Hotel parking facilities must be paid for separately.)

    Terms and Conditions of Participation

    Registrations must be sent by 5 November 2018. The invoice will be sent to you by email/post and is payable upon receipt.

    Cancellation policy

    Any cancellation is subject to a processing fee of €50.00. A cancellation fee amounting to 50% of the attendance fee (as stated in the registration form) applies to any registration cancelled after 10 November 2018. Any cancellation must be communicated to us in writing.


    Attendees agree and accept that the organiser gathers and processes personal data pursuant to the privacy provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Attendees further agree and accept that any photographs taken during the event may be published free of charge.

    Final provisions

    Should any provision of these terms and conditions of participation be or become invalid or unenforceable, this shall not affect the validity of the entire agreement. Any agreements, individual approvals or special arrangements must be confirmed in writing by the organizer. These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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    14. November 2018
    15. November 2018
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    Leonardo Hotel
    Belvederer Allee 25
    Weimar, Thüringen 99423
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    IAB – Institut für Angewandte Bauforschung Weimar gGmbH
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