Advancements for Metal Buildings

hosted by PPA-Europe and IFBS

Darmstadt, Germany, Hotel Maritim

Start: 12 Sep 2022

End: 13 Sep 2022

  • General Congress Information

    The light metal construction method is a young and dynamic process. Modern requirements with regard to energy savings, environmental protection and standardization within the European Market require closer cooperation in order
    to meet todays challenges.


    In order to achieve these aims, PPA-Europe, the European Association for Panels and Profiles and IFBS, the International Association for Metal Building Envelopes, are working closely together. They complete each other in order to bring expertise on product quality, on adequate installation and on efficient advocacy at European level.


    This congress will offer the participants the opportunity to operate in a network across the association borders, with the aim of both information exchange and building
    up new business partnerships. We have compiled a selection of subjects for you which include both current information about manufacturing and sales of your products as well as prospects for their use.


    This year the focus is on the sustainable use of metal products and a sustainable metal building envelope.


    We are pleased to invite all those interested to this congress.


    Participation does not require membership.

  • Schedule

    Monday, 12th September


    14.00            Opening

    14.05-15.30  Taxonomy

                         Johannes Kreißig, DGNB

                         SynNovation for Metal Building Envelopes

                         Markus Kuhnhenne, RWTH Aachen


    15.30-16.15  Coffee Break


    16.15-18.00  Towards carbon-neutral building products

                         Jyrki Kesti, Ruukki Construction

                         XCarb ®: Towards neutral carbon steel for roofing & cladding application

                         Patrick Le Pense, ArcelorMittal Europe - Flat products

                         Digital Tools for Design and Construction of Metal Cladding Systems

                         Peter Mertens, RWTH Aachen


    18.00            End

    19.30            Dinner


    Tuesday, 13th September


    9.15-10.45    A CPR Proposal fit for the Construction Sector?

                         Eleonora Piccinni, Construction Products Europe

                         Energy saving of the future -

                         Minimising convection heat losses in the construction joint

                         Andreas Lange, ISO-Chemie

                         How will the new c-PCR for steel and aluminium influence the work

                         Rutger Gyllenram, Kobolde & Partners


    10.45-11.30  Coffee Break


                         Covestro drives the circular economy - solutions for rigid foam insulation

                         Fernando Resende, Covestro

                         Organic Photovoltaic Films – A truly green solution for metal structures

                         Stephan Kube, Heliatek

                         New Developments for Sandwich panels

                         Jörg Lange, TU Darmstadt

    13.00            End of congress


    13.30-15.30  Optional: Visit of the laboratories of the Institute for Steel Construction

                         and Materials Mechanics, TU Darmstadt (Bus transfer)


    In case of cancellation less than one week before the event, no refund is possible.

  • Congress Programme

  • Hotel Information


    Hotel Maritim, Rheinstraße 105, 64295 Darmstadt, Germany

    The Hotel Maritim is directly next to the main train station of Darmstadt.

    We have an option for hotel rooms for the nights 11.09 and 12.09 until 6. August. You can book rooms under the keyword “PPA”:

    Category “Comfort”

    Single Room:    124,00 €

    Double Room:   138,00 €


    Category “Superior”

    Single Room:    134,00 €

    Double Room:   148,00 €

    These prices are for 1 night including breakfast, use of swimming pool and WLAN.


    For booking rooms please use the following links:



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    Darmstadt, Germany, Hotel Maritim Rheinstraße 105 64295 Darmstadt Germany


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