CBI launches series of large-scale fire tests on room cells

27/10/2022

Large-scale fire tests to provide clarity - further research into modular construction in NRW

  Thomas Krause-Czeranka (MPA NRW), Jörg Blöming (MdL Kreis Soest), Ina Scharrenbach (Minister for Home Affairs, Municipal Affairs, Building and Digitalization), Carl Richter (CBI) and Hendrik Henneböhl (Mayor of Erwitte) Copyright: © Mirko Klute/MPA NRW

The Ministry of Home Affairs, Municipal Affairs, Building and Digitalization of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia is funding a project on innovative construction by the Center Building and Infrastructure Engineering of the RWTH Aachen Campus. This includes a series of six planned large-scale fire tests of entire room cells, which will be carried out at the Erwitte Fire Testing Center of the Materials Testing Office of North Rhine-Westphalia (MPA NRW).

"Modular construction can be a key to quickly create affordable housing. (...) That is why good and targeted fire protection research is extremely important," explains Ina Scharrenbach, Minister for Home Affairs, Municipal Affairs, Construction and Digitalization of North Rhine-Westphalia.

The aim of the test series is to gain further insights into the fire resistance of modular building structures. With the tests, the CBI would like to contribute to further strengthening modular construction not only in North Rhine-Westphalia but throughout Germany and to streamline planning and approval processes in the future.

For the full press release and more information on the topic, please visit the RWTH Campus website.