WTA-Days 2024 in Brno

Dear members of the WTA International,
Dear guests of the WTA International,

We would like to cordially invite you to the WTA Days 2024 on 14/15/16 March 2024 in Brno. In addition to the General Assembly of WTA International, a WTA Colloquium will also be held again, this year together with the already established "International Conference on Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of Buildings (CRRB)" of WTA-CZ.

Parallel to the General Assembly of WTA International on the afternoon of 14 March 2024, WTA-CZ is offering two events. Firstly, the "Best Practice-WTA CZ" conference and secondly, the first part of the CRRB.

In the evening, the WTA International invites you to the traditional WTA event.

Friday will then be dedicated to the WTA Colloquium and the CRRB.
The main topic of the conference is the rehabilitation and reconstruction of buildings. In particular, the conference is dedicated to new building materials and technologies. Energy saving, environmental impact and the preservation of cultural heritage will be in the focus. In many cases, attention will also be drawn to the use of secondary raw materials.

We are particularly pleased to be able to offer another excursion on Saturday. Our colleagues from the WTA-CZ have selected three interesting destinations: Villa Tugendhat, the historical centre of Brno and the AdMaS research centre.


Thursday – March 14, 2024 : General Assembly of WTA-INT, Best Practice-WTA CZ and CRRB Part 1

13:00 - 14:00 Registration  
13:30 - 14:00 Opening Ceremony (in English)  
14:00 - 17:00 General Assembly of WTA International (in English)      only for
WTA members
14:00 - 18:00 Conference Best Practice WTA CZ (in Czech)  
14:00 - 18:00 CRRB Opening Session (in English)  
from 19:00




Friday – March 15, 2024: WTA Colloquium and CRRB Part 2 (in English with Czech and German translations)

08:30 - 10:45 Registration                                                                                 
09:00 - 09:15 Colloquium Opening  
09:15 - 10:45 WTA Young Professionals Awards and
WTA-CZ Young Researchers Awards
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break  
11:15 - 12:15 Colloquium Session 1 - Sustainability, Ecological aspects of Building
Materials Production and Utilization, Energy saving materials
12:15 - 13:45 Lunch Break  
13:45 - 15:15 Colloquium Session 2 - Advanced Construction Materials and
Statics and Dynamics
15:15 - 15:45 Coffee Break  
15:45 - 17:15 Colloquium Session 3 - Timber-framed Masonry and
Surface protection
17:15 - 17:30 Colloquium Closing  


Saturday - March 16, 2024: Excursions

10:00 Villa Tugendhat  (in Englisch)                                                               
13:00 Historical Centre of Brno  (in English)
15:30 Research Centre AdMaS  (in English)


WTA International
International Association for Science and Technology of Building Maintanance and Monuments Preservation   

Brno University of Technology
and WTA-CZ

Susanne Schneider
Linprunstraße 35 Rgb.
D-80335 München
Phone: +49 89 57 86 97 27
Fax:     +49 89 57 86 97 29

Veveří 331/95
CZ-Brno 602 00

to the Preliminary Conference Programme

Further information on the General Assembly is available on the intranet


Brno University of Technology
Veveří 331/95, Brno 602 00,
Czech Republic

Conference programme colloquium - Friday, 17.03.2023

08:30 - 10:45 Arrival and registration
09:00 Welcome and opening of the colloquium


WTA Young Professionals Awards and WTA-CZ Young Researchers Awards


Coffee break
10:45 Session 1 - Sustainability, Ecological aspects of Building Materials Production and Utilization, Energy saving materials

Climate neutrality in Hamburg's Speicherstadt World Heritage Site
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harrald Garrecht, Präsiduim WTA International

  Renewable Polyester Resin Systems for Sustainable Construction Materials
Fabian Weitenhage, M.Sc., RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  Preserve, reuse or recycle brick masonry - criteria for decision-making
Claudia Neuwald-Burg, Fraunhofer Informationszentrum Raum und Bau, Germany
  Vacuum glass for Casement windows: A review of the method and findings of the VAMOS-project
Dipl.Ing. Dr.techn. Ulrich Pont (MSc, PhD), TU Wien, Austria


Lunch break


Session 2 - Advanced Construction Materials and Statics and Dynamics
  3D printing modern technology using for production structures and concrete product
Liudmyla Rishko, VGTU, Lithuania
  Monitoring strains and displacements in a vaulted church: effects of major structural interventions and temperature fluctuations
Els Verstrynge, PhD., KU, Leuven, Belgie
  Refurbishment + Parametricism, Case study: "Sokel"(Stone Plinth)
Ing. Pavol Jaroš, Ph.D. and Ing. Tomáš Baroš, PhD., Faculty of Civil Engineering, Košice, Slovakia




Session 3 - Timber-framed Masonry and Surface protection
  Findingson experimental half-timbered walls after 35 years
Dipl.-Ing. FH Ulrich Arnold M. Sc, Hochschule Rhein Main, Wiesbaden, Germany
  Rehabilitation of historic buildings found on wooden piles
Jakub Řehák, Department of Architectural Engineering, Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic
  Verification of the effectiveness of water-soluble hydrophobic agents on theproperties of cement composites
Jakub Hodul, Ing. Ph.D., Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Republic
  The influence of internal hydrophobization on theproperties of cement-based materials
Kalina Materak, M.Sc. Eng., Lodz University of Technology, Poland


Colloquium Closing


Excursion programme - Saturday, 16.03.2024

Villa Tugendhat
Architectural purity, blending of interior and exterior, timeless technical equipment, noble and exotic materials, and above all a high level of preservation – these are the main attributes that made Villa Tugendhat inscribed on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List in 2001.
For more information click here.

Language: English     When: 10:00 am      Where: Černopolní 45, Brno


Historical Centre of Brno
The excursion will offer a fascinating insight into the rich historical and cultural heritage of the second largest city in the Czech Republic, the city of Brno. Tour participants will be guided through the historic centre of the city and admire impressive buildings and
For more information click here.

Language: English     When: 13:00 pm      Where: Moravské nám. 5, Brno


Research Centre AdMaS
AdMaS is a modern science centre and research institution. It is part of the Faculty of Civil Engineering at Brno University of Technology. It focuses on research, development and application of advanced building materials, structures and technologies in various industries.
For more information click here.

Language: English     When: 15:30 pm      Ort: Purkyňova 651/139, Brno

Participation Fees and Registration

The cost of participation is per person:

      before 31.01.2024 after 31.01.2024
WTA-member 180,00 € / 4.500 CZK 220,00 € / 5.500 CZK
Guests 220,00 € / 5.500 CZK 250,00 € / 6.300 CZK
Students 100,00 € / 2.500 CZK 120,00 € / 3.000 CZK

Accompanying persons: WTA event and excursion 80,00 € / 2.000 CZK


Please register using the following link.


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