Climate-adapted material research for the socio-economic context in Vietnam (CAMaRSEC)

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Visit to the outdoor test site at Fraunhofer IBP in Holzkirchen with project partners.

The rapid economic development in Vietnam has led to changes in lifestyles and needs, accompanied by novel materials, building typologies, constructions and supply systems. This is associated with a variety of building physics challenges, especially under the demanding climate conditions. The German-Vietnamese project "CAMaRSEC" addresses these challenges through the implementation and further development of energy-efficient, resource-efficient and sustainable building practices.

Project goals

The project on climate-adapted material research in the Vietnamese construction industry aims to promote sustainable construction practice.

Through interdisciplinary problem analysis and profound research, effective infrastructures for research, parameter determination, training, education and the transfer of scientific results into the Vietnamese construction and planning practice are established.

Project results

As part of the project on climate-adapted material research in the Vietnamese construction industry, the researchers at Fraunhofer IBP are focusing on establishing a building physics research structure. Prior to the actual establishment, requirements for a characteristic value-oriented material selection and the introduction of new materials in Vietnamese climate zones are being developed. Fraunhofer IBP carries out inventories, plans expansions and is responsible for determining basic building physics parameters as well as hygrothermal parameters. These play an essential role in material development under extreme climatic conditions.

The scientists support the development of cost-effective "non-fired bricks". Together with the partners, an outdoor weathering test facility is being created to assess the performance and durability under real conditions. Accompanying on-site training of project partners, building physics measurements and validation through comparative tests are integral parts of the project. In addition, Fraunhofer IBP is planning to set up a research infrastructure in Vietnam for further testing and research tasks. This includes a feasibility study and teaching materials for hygrothermal simulations of components and buildings.

Project partners

  • University of Stuttgart
  • University of Hamburg
  • NETZSCH TAURUS Instruments AG
  • BauBildung Sachsen eV
  • Vietnamese Institute for Building Materials (VIBM)
  • National University of Civil Engineering (NUCE), Hanoi
  • Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU), HCMC
  • College of Urban Works and Construction, Hanoi
work packages of the CAMaRSEC Project
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Illustration of the work packages of the CAMaRSEC Project.