International Symposium on Resource-Efficient
Construction using Sustainable Building Materials

The research project, “German-Vietnamese Collaborative Project on Resource-efficient Construction using Sustainable Building Materials” (ReBuMat) seeks to promote research and develop building materials and construction methods for energy-efficient, resource-saving and generally sustainable construction practices in Vietnam and other contexts with similar conditions.

Furthermore, through international networking and interdisciplinary problem analysis, fundamental research and creative practice orientation, ReBuMat aims to transfer scientific results and knowledge-based standards into practical construction and planning in the world’s regions with dynamic construction activity.

An important part of our networking is to bring together researchers, practitioners, firms and building sector stakeholders at two connected symposia.

The first ReBuMat Symposium of 2024 was held in Hanoi from May 13-17. The documentation of the Symposium week can be found here.

The program for the first symposium featured various formats aimed at bringing together colleagues, partners, and researchers to discuss the topics mentioned. Participants are invited to engage in workshops focused on straw bale building and compressed mud house, providing an opportunity to explore solutions involving bio-based and circular materials within Vietnam’s construction sector. Further information can be found in the accompanying flyer.

Important Dates

First part of the Symposium in Hanoi, Vietnam (Hanoi University of Civil Engineering)May 13 – May 17, 2024
Second part of the Symposium in Lübeck, Germany (TH Lübeck)September 2024

The event will cover the following topics:

  • bio-based building materials
  • recycled building materials
  • resource-efficient and recyclable building systems
  • structural integration and the development of adapted structures
  • material characterisation and life-cycle assessment
  • material governance
  • scalable applications
  • further topics in the field of interest

Apply or register your interest in the ReBuMat Symposium in Lübeck

Organizing Commitee

  • Prof. Dr. Dirk Schwede, TH Lübeck
  • AProf. Dr. Nguyen Van Tuan, Hanoi University of Civil Engineering
  • AProf. Dr. Bui Quoc Bao, Ton Duc Thang University, HCMC
  • Dr. Nguyen Tien Dung, Hanoi University of Civil Engineering
  • Dr. Le Thi Song, Vietnam Institute for Building Materials (VIBM)
  • Dr. Ravi Jayaweera, TH Lübeck
  • Bao Tran Ho, TH Lübeck
  • Christina Karagianni, Stuttgart University

Scientific Committee

  • Prof. Dr. Dirk Schwede, TH Lübeck
  • AProf. Dr. Nguyen Van Tuan, Hanoi University of Civil Engineering
  • AProf Dr Bui Quoc Bao, Ton Duc Thang University, HCMC
  • AProf Dr Ngo Le Minh, Ton Duc Thang University, HCMC
  • Dr. Luu Thi Hong, Vietnam Institute for Building Materials (VIBM)
  • Dr. Le Thi Song, Vietnam Institute for Building Materials (VIBM)
  • Andreas Zegowitz, Fraunhofer Institut for Building Physics
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hartwig Künzel, Fraunhofer Institut for Building Physics
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Krus, Fraunhofer Institut for Building Physics
  • Prof. Dr. Virak Han, Cambodia Institute of Technology