Working Groups

WG Draft, Planning, Dimensioning and Design

Head of working groupAnsprechpartner
Prof. Dr. Sergej Rempel

Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Augsburg

Roy Thyroff

Managing Director

Composites United e.V. –
CU Bau

Contact details
Head of working groupAnsprechpartner
Prof. Dr. Sergej Rempel

Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Augsburg

Construction using fiber reinforced matrices, hybrid technologies and multi-material lightweight design requires new and/or different approaches to drafting, planning, dimensioning and design. Existing methods can be adapted, design techniques have to be reconsidered and renewed in accordance with the materials. The working group offers a discussion, exchange and working platform for interested architects, engineers, inspectors, building authorities, clients and construction companies as well as research institutions.

The main topics of the WG include:

  • Development and provision of appropriate planning tools
  • Material-appropriate design techniques
  • Interdisciplinary dimensioning and verification
  • Connection and joining techniques
  • System integration of the different disciplines
  • Fire protection
  • Building physics
  • Construction chemistry, surface coating, weather protection
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Regulations and standards, approvals
  • Best practice examples


Our aim is to develop and provide guidelines/knowledge databases etc. for the use of fiber reinforced matrices in the construction industry. This requires close cooperation with other WGs of the CU Bau network. This joint work with other WGs of Composites United e.V. in the fields of automotive, aerospace, ceramics, politics and sustainability generates an added value that is unique worldwide.


WG leader: Prof. Dr. Sergej Rempel

Deputy WG leaders: Prof. Dr. Jens Ridzewski & Dr. Oliver Heppes





Book tip: Glossary for construction and mechanical engineering

Springer-Verlag has published the technical book “Fachbegriffe für Kompositebauteile – Technical terms for composite parts” by Prof. Ralf Cuntze. The book is aimed at beginners and dimensioning engineers, focusing on highly stressed components made of fiber composites, i.e. (carbon) fibers with polymer and concrete matrix. The comprehensive glossary in German and English contains terms and their definitions including abbreviations and indexes as well as a classification scheme for component-reinforcing fiber composites.

Cuntze, Ralf: Fachbegriffe für Kompositbauteile – Technical terms for composite parts.
Springer Vieweg, Wiesbaden, 2019. XI, 171 pp.
ISBN 978-3-658-25635-7, 42,99 €, (e-book), ISBN 978-3-658- 25634-0, 50,00 € (softcover + e-book).