Effects of climate change on buildings and neighborhoods

Climate change poses non-negligible risks to the built environment. Global warming and the changes in the climate system, e.g. heat waves, extreme rainfall, floods, landslides, droughts and water scarcity, increasingly affect safety and resilience of the built environment, entailing consequent risks posed to human individuals and the general public. Aiming at mitigating the risks, the goal of this research group is to analyze the effects of climatic changes to the built environment, such as buildings and civil infrastructure, and to develop sustainable measures towards structural adaptations of the built environment to the impacts of the changed climate. Emphasis is put on adaptations with respect to static and dynamic behavior, indoor comfort, and energy efficiency of residential and industrial buildings.

The transfer processes to the Thuringian economy are supported by a project-accompanying industry advisory board.

Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Institute of Structural Engineering 

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dipl.-Ing. Guido Morgenthal
Head of the Chair of Modelling and Simulation of Structures
Marienstraße 13B, Room 102
Telephone: +49 (0) 3643 / 58 44 18
E-mail: guido.morgenthal[at]uni-weimar.de

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Kraus
Head of the Chair of Steel and Hybrid Structures
Marienstraße 13D, Room 107
Telephone: +49 (0) 3643 / 58 44 77
E-mail: matthias.kraus[at]uni-weimar.de

Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lars Abrahamczyk
Head of the Chair of Advanced Structures
Marienstraße 7A, Room 307
Telephone: +49 (0) 3643 / 58 41 03
E-mail: lars.abrahamczyk[at]uni-weimar.de

Institute of Construction Informatics, Applied Mathematics and Building Physics

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Conrad Völker
Head of the Chair of Building Physics
Coudraystraße 11 a, Room 110
Telephone: +49 (0) 3643 / 58 47 00
E-mail: conrad.voelker[at]uni-weimar.de

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kay Smarsly (associated partner)
Institute of Digital and Autonomous Construction
Hamburg University of Technology
Blohmstr. 15
21079 Hamburg
E-mail: kay.smarsly[at]tuhh.de

Project Staff

M.Sc. Ammar H. Osman
Chair of Building Physics
Coudraystraße 11A, Room 107
Telephone: +49 (0) 3643 / 58 48 43
E-mail: ammar.osman[at]uni-weimar.de

M.Sc. Aanis Uzair
Chair of Advanced Structures
Marienstraße 7A, Room 306
Telephone: +49 (0) 3643 / 58 41 04
E-mail: aanis.uzair[at]uni-weimar.de

M.Sc. Robert Arnold
Chair of Steel and Hybrid Structures
Marienstraße 13D, Room 209
Telephone: +49 (0) 3643 / 58 44 82
E-mail: robert.arnold[at]uni-weimar.de

Ingenieurkammer Thüringen
Gustav-Freytag-Str. 1 | 99096 Erfurt

reich.architekten bda
Bauhausstraße 7c
99423 Weimar

Ingenieurbüro für Tragwerksplanung
Dr.-Ing. Hans-Reinhard Hunger
Steubenstraße 35a
99423 Weimar

Zum Bahndamm 18
08233 Treuen

RSB Rudolstädter Systembau GmbH
Oststraße 40
07407 Rudolstadt

Am Kuhberg 3
07426 Königsee, OT Storchsdorf

Stadtverwaltung Königsee
Markt 1
07426 Königsee

Abrahamczyk L. (2021), Effects of climate change on the characteristic values of climatic actions [Präsentation]. Information day of civil engineering, IKI, Bauhaus University Weimar

Arnold R. & Kraus M. (2022), On the nonstationary identification of climate-influenced loads for the semi-probabilistic approach using measured and projected data, Cogent Engineering, 9:1, DOI: 10.1080/23311916.2022.2143061

Abrahamczyk L. & Uzair A. (2023), On the use of climate models for estimating the non-stationary characteristic values of climatic actions in civil engineering practice. Front. Built Environ. 9:1108328. DOI:10.3389/fbuil.2023.1108328

Weather Station: https://www.uni-weimar.de/projekte/tabfgr0096/