Materials eco-innovation - High-Performance Building Materials made from Renewable Resources (laboratory stage)
Researchers of the Dresden University of Technology, in cooperation with HESS Wohnwerk. The Institute for Applied Science in Civil Engineering (IaFB) and the GWT Dresden, set out to investigate, develop and construct high-performance composite wood structures (HHT). Such materials could become a sustainable alternative to similar steel and reinforced concrete-based products, which are currently predominant.
Wood combined with plastics and textiles - The idea is to improve the performance of wood constructions by combining compressed wood with fiber-reinforced plastics and technical textiles. This improves the wood structures in terms of stiffness, strength, ductility and durability. The researchers hope to introduce these composite wood structures in real-world applications and pave the way for a new image of wood in the construction industry.