STEERED EROSION / DEMONSTRATORS
Chair of Building Construction, RWTH Aachen University, 2022–2023
The project builds on an earlier research project on rammed earth masonry and erosion control (see below) and tests results from this in practice for the first time.
Together with students from RWTH Aachen University, we realized two research demonstrators in the form of small wall pieces in the outdoor space. For this purpose, a "Pop-Up Factory" was erected on a brownfield site, where rammed earth blocks measuring 99x49x36.5 cm were prefabricated by hand. After drying, the blocks were joined to form the wall sections, using a mini crane with a gripper as the transfer device.
In addition to testing construction technology and process, the project investigates various erosion control techniques. For this purpose, we integrated wooden strips and boards into the horizontal masonry joints, which, for example, keep driving rain off the wall surface or act as erosion brakes.
Developed within the framework of Zukunft Bau Pop-Up Campus – sponsored by: German Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (Bundesinstitut für Bau-, Stadt- und Raumforschung - BBSR), RWTH Aachen University, City of Aachen. Special Thanks to our industry partners CLAYTEC and DOKA.