Our History at a Glance

 
  • 1948
    Chair of Building Materials and Institute of Building Research founded by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alfred Hummel (Nov.1 1948),
    Research focuses: lightweight concrete, brick chipping concrete, debris recycling, concrete ABC
  • 1961
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karlhans Wesche takes over the Chair and Institute,
    Research focuses: industrial byproducts, coal fly ash
  • 1973
    Second teaching and research unit established at the Institut by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans Rainer Sasse,
    with the additional research fields of polymers and monument conservation
    The following split occurred:
    – Prof. Karlhans Wesche: Inorganic Building Materials
    – Prof. Hans Rainer Sasse: Organic Building Materials
  • 1984
    The Organic Building Materials Teaching and Research Area becomes a Chair
  • 1985
    Chair of Inorganic Building Materials assumed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Schießl with the additional research areas: Reinforcement and Corrosion
  • 1988
    First "Aachener Baustofftag“ (Aachen Building Materials Day), a conference which would become a tradition
  • 1999
    Chair of Inorganic Building Materials assumed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Brameshuber and renamed Chair of Building Materials – Construction Materials, with the additional research area: Special Concretes
  • 2000
    Chair of Organic Building Materials assumed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Raupach and renamed Teaching and Research Field of Building Maintenance and Repair,
    with the additional research areas: Steel Corrosion and Corrosion Protection for Reinforced Concrete
  • 2014
    For organizational purposes, the Institute of Building Research was split into two independent areas:
    – the Chair of Building Materials with the Junior Professorship of Environmental Compatibility of Building Materials
    and
    – the Teaching and Research Field of Building Maintenance and Repair and Structural Polymer Composites in Construction
  • Previously
    a) Establishment of a Junior Professorship at the Chair of Building Research:
    Dr.-Ing. Anya Vollpracht receives the Junior Professorship of Environmental Compatibility of Building Materials. She is also the head of the Binders Working Group.
    b) New Structural Polymer Composites in Construction Teaching and Research Area. This new area will be directed by Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Oliver Weichold.
  • 2016
    September 16 2016 Dead of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Brameshuber, aged 60.