PL uk EN uk
10-11.v.2019
The scope of the Conference
  • Directions of changes in assessment of insulation systems
  • Harmonised European technical specifications compared to national provisions in the Union market
  • Insulation workmanship certification: balance between technical and economical aspects – examples from Austria
  • Ukrainian market of insulation systems – technical requirements, prospects for development
  • Construction market supervision – inspections and case law
  • Large-scale tests of spread of fire through external walls – trends and experience
  • Use of phenolic foams in ETICS
  • The role of aggregates in adhesive mortars in ETICS
  • Acoustic insulation of ETICS
  • Fire protection of buildings versus ETICS
  • Fire safety of facades – requirements and recommendations
  • ETICS and sustainable development of the construction industry

SPEAKERS

  • Justyna Beczkowicz, Building Research Institute, Warsaw
  • Gennady Faryenyuk – State Research Institute of Building Constructions, Kiev, Ukraine
  • Clemens Hecht, Arge Qualitätsgruppe Wärmedämmsysteme, Vienna, Austria
  • Marian Kaczmarek, Institute of Mechanised Construction and Rock Mining, Katowice
  • Zdzisław Naziemiec, Institute of Ceramics and Building Materials, Kraków department
  • Małgorzata Niziurska, Institute of Ceramics and Building Materials, Kraków department
  • Ralf Pasker, European Association for External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems (EAE)
  • Michał Piasecki, Building Research Institute, Warsaw
  • Jerzy Rutka, Polish Association of EPS Manufacturers (PSPS), Warsaw
  • Roman Sobczak, Main Office for Construction Supervision, Warsaw
  • Magdalena Wasiak, Building Research Institute, Warsaw
  • Lutz Weber, Fraunhofer–Institut für Bauphysik IBP, Stuttgart, Germany


THURSDAY, 9th MAY

13.00 LUNCH

14.00

Welcome speech and conference opening
JACEK MICHALAK
Association for Thermal Insulation Systems (SSO)

14.10

"Fire safety of facades of insulated insulated with EPS in Poland"
JERZY RUTKA
Polish Association of EPS Manufacturers (PSPS)

14.40

"Studies on the spread of fire through external walls on a large scale - trends and experience"
MAŁGORZATA NIZIURSKA
Institute of Ceramics and Building Materials

15.10

"Fire safety of facades - requirements and recommendation"
MARIUSZ GARECKI
Association for Thermal Insulation Systems

15.30

Fire safety of facades with ETICS – discussion panel

16.30 COFFEE BREAK

17.00

"Construction market supervision - inspections and case low"
ROMAN SOBCZAK
Main Office for Construction Supervision

17.30

"Quality and economic feasibility due to qualified workmanship - the Austrian example"
CLEMENS HECHT
Arge Qualitätsgruppe Wärmedämmsysteme, Austria

18.30

AFTERNOON RELAX

20.00

GALA DINNER

FRIDAY, 10th MAY

9.30

„Experimental evaluation of the ETICS reliability”

GENNADY FARYENYUK

State Research Institute of Building Constructions, Ukraine


10.00

„ETICS and airborne sound insulation on solid wall structures”

LUTZ WEBER

Fraunhofer-Institut für Bauphysik IBP, Germany


10.30

„ETICS in EU single market: the balance between european harmonized technical specification and national regulation – today and tomorrow”

RALF PASKER

European Association for External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems (EAE), Germany


11.00

„Thermal insulation systems for external building walls in the light of European assessment documents (EAD)”

JUSTYNA BECZKOWICZ / MAGDALENA WASIAK

Building Research Institute


11.30

COFFEE BREAK


11.50

„Use of phenolic foams in ETICS”

MARIAN KACZMAREK

Institute of Mechanised Construction and Rock Mining


12.20

„The role of aggregates

in adhesive mortars in ETICS”

ZDZISŁAW NAZIEMIEC”

Institute of Ceramics and Building Materials


12.50

„Overview of current European initiatives in the context of sustainable construction”

MICHAŁ PIASECKI

Building Research Institute


13.20

Closing the conference

JACEK MICHALAK

Association for Thermal Insulation Systems (SSO)


13.30

LUNCH


14.00

General Meeting of Members of the Association for Thermal Insulation Systems

Drożdz Justyna Beczkowicz
BUILDING RESEARCH INSTITUTE

A graduate of Engineering and Environmental Sciences Faculty (currently Construction and Environmental Engineering) at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW) with specialization in building constructions. Since 2006 she has been practicing on the construction of large residential projects in Warsaw and Otwock. In years 2008-2014 she worked in the construction formwork industry. Associated with the Building Research Institute since 2015, when she started working at the Technical Approval Department (currently Technical Assessment Department). She is the author of several dozen ITB Technical Approvals, National and European Technical Assessments concerning i.e. sets of products for thermal insulation of external building walls, "warm" installation of windows, fasteners for thermal insulation systems, fiberglass mesh for insulation systems, internal and external wall claddings, polyurethane foams, fireproof insulation and products related to fire safety.

"Thermal insulation systems for external building walls in the light of European Assessment Documents (EAD)"

The presentation will cover the range of harmonized technical specifications available today, such as the European Assessment Documents (EAD), which form the basis for the European Technical Assessments (ETA) in the area of building insulation systems (ETICS). The basic formal and substantive requirements will be presented, including new directions in research methods, for thermal insulation systems with ceramic cladding, thermal insulation systems on wooden substrates or thermal insulation systems with mortar as thermal insulation, and directions in which the approach to the evaluation of classical complex systems will change. thermal insulation of external walls of buildings with plaster coatings, covered by ETAG 004.

szewczyk Gennady Faryenyuk
State Research Institute of Building Constructions, Kijów, Ukraina

Director of the State Enterprise “The State Research Institute of Building Constructions”, Doctor Technical Sciences, Head ofTK-302 "Energy efficiency of buildings and structures”, Professor oft he National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiev Polytechnic Institute”, Department of heat-and-power engineering and energy saving. He has 45 years of best practice in the field of building and building materials, with special attention to problems of energy saving, energy performance and development of legal framework and regulations concerning building thermal insulation and energy performance in the building sector of economy. Development of Ukraine normative documents to ensure energy saving and energy performance of buildings in execution of the Directive Directive 2010/31/EU

Experimental evaluation of ETICS reliability factors

A building shouldmeet three main criteria: general reliability, which defines the degree of protection of the person as an individual and the social group, comfort, which sets the parameters of thermal, acoustic, light and gas environment and economy, which determines the cost of the first two criteria. In addition, there are certain architectural requirements that are determined by national traditions, sometimes, industrial capabilities, etc. All these parameters of building are completely determined by its heat insulating sheeting with the structural concept which affects the performance of the building, what is a comprehensive assessment of economic, social and aesthetic indicators. The definition of the concept of thermal failure, as a key concept of thermal reliability, is necessary in order to improve the design rules for heat insulation ofbuilding andregulation of heat engineering parameters of enclosing structures. A failure, as a characteristic factor of reliability, is an event that occurswhen an object loses the ability to perform a set function, that means the failure in the operational mode of an object. For enclosing structures, the state of thermal failure is established in the presence of at least one of the following parameters: excess values of the temperature difference between the given temperature of the inner surface of the structure and permissible air temperature according tosanitary-hygienic requirements under design temperature conditions; decrease of local values of the temperature on the inner surface to the temperature of vapor condensation under the calculated thermal conditions; accumulation of moisture in the body ofstructure in the annual operating cycle; appearance of fungal formations on the inner surface or under decoration of the structure. In its physical essence, the thermal failure of structures, heat insulating sheeting or the whole building belongs to partial failures, that means the loss of ability to perform a part of the functions. In case of a thermal failure of heat insulatingsheeting, the building does not lose its characteristics of general reliability, i.e. protecting people from the environment and others like that. However the above criteria of operational suitability of building are not satisfied.

Drożdz Mariusz Garecki
ASSOCIATION FOR THERMAL INSULATION SYSTEMS (SSO)


Chairman of the Technical Commission of the Association for Thermal Insulation Systems, mycologist, construction expert. For many years professionally engaged in Polish insulation industry. He specializes in product testing and certification as well as object diagnostics. He works for Atlas Sp. z o.o. as the Product and Training Development Director. In his career participated in the development of conservation works technologies for the Temple of Hatshepsut in the Egyptian Valley of the Kings and also supervised the thermal insulation of the Atlantis Hotel facades in Dubai.

"Fire safety of the facade - requirements and recommendations"

The presentation will bring closer the position of the Association for Thermal Insulation Systems in relation to the SITP design guidelines "Warming of Buildings Facades due to Fire Safety". Speaker will highlight the background of drawing conclusions that created the majority opinion of the association members on the subject of the mentioned publication. Also the possible impact of the SITP guidelines on the ETICS market will be presented taking into account technical, economic and social impact.

Hecht Clemens Hecht
Arge Qualitätsgruppe Wärmedämmsysteme, Wiedeń, Austria


Since 2012 spokesman of Working Partnership Quality Group ETICS (ARGE QG WDS) and advisor at the chamber of commerce (WKO) for the Plaster and Mortar Industry incl. self levelling floor screed.

2009 to 2012 Head of the department of Construction Technology, Construction Material Testing and Building Damage Analysis of TVFA - Vienna University of Technology Ltd.

Until 2009 employee of the Vienna University of Technology - Institute for Building Construction & Technology, Center for Building Physics & Building Acoustics; Freelancer as a scientific consultant for various companies

2001 Doctorate at the Vienna University of Technology; Focus: Subsequent masonry injection and replacement of restoration plasters using calcium silicate panels;

Since 2012 on the board of the European Association of ETICS (EAE);
Collaboration in the Austrian Standardization Institute (ASI) in various working groups and committees;
Co-initiator of the professional association Inside Insulation in Germany and of the Federation Mould renovation and Technical Drying in Austria

"Quality and economic feasibility due to qualified workmanship – the Austrian example"

Since many years in Austria exist a certification for installer of ETICS. The basement are

- a industry-wide guideline made by the Quality group ETICS,

- industry-wide trainings at independent construction academies all over Austria and

- a strong cooperation between the producer and the installer of the product.

In the beginning of 2019 a completely reworked edition of the guideline was published including updated standards and new aspects around ETICS.

The aim is to rise the understanding for ETICS to get durability and a high quality.



kaczmarek Marian Kaczmarek
Arge Qualitätsgruppe Wärmedämmsysteme, Wiedeń, Austria

INSTITUTE OF MECHANIZED CONSTRUCTION AND ROCK MINING

A graduate of the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, specialization: chemical and process engineering. He completed post-graduate studies in administration and management at Law and Administration Faculty at the University of Silesia in Katowice. In professional career since 1996 he has been involved in the area of construction products (especially thermal and waterproofing) initially as the Head of Technical Approvals Office in the Central Research and Development Center of Building Insulation Industry in Katowice. Currently he is leading the Certification Bureau at the Institute of Mechanized Construction and Rock Mining in Katowice. Representative of IMBiGS in the standardization work of PKN Technical Committees, including KT 211 for thermal insulation products in construction (in 2010-2011 the secretary of this committee) and KT 180 for fire safety. A member of the Specialist Technical Committee for Construction at the Polish Center for Accreditation. He participates in the work of the Technical Board of Technical Assessment Units.

"The use of phenolic foams in ETICS systems"

The presentation will cover topics related to the use of phenolic foams (also referred to as “resole foams”) in ETICS systems. Phenolic foams are a thermal insulation material not widely used in thermal insulation systems on our market, characterized by relatively low density (up to ca 35 kg/m3) and heat conduction coefficients at the level of 0.020 - 0.024 W/mK. Phenolic foams are characterized by one of the best features in the field of reaction to fire (on average C-s1, d0 or D-s2, d0 but there are also products in class B). Reaction to fire tests of the ETICS system in which phenolic foams were used (to issue a European technical assessment will be presented.

Mariusz Graczyk Zdzisław Naziemiec
Institute of Ceramics and Building Materials

Assistant professor at the Institute of Ceramics and Building Materials, Glass and Building Materials Division in Krakow. He deals with the aspects of mineral resources processing. In the accredited laboratory of Concrete, Mortar and Aggregate Plant ICiMB in Cracow, he conducts researches on raw materials and mineral aggregates. Author of articles published in scientific industry magazines.

"Mineral aggregates for various applications"

The presentation will focus on the scope of standard and non-standard tests performed for fine aggregates. The requirements for fine aggregates will be shown, mainly natural sands depending on their industrial applications. Also examples of qualitative characteristics of natural sands and broken sands obtained from compact rocks will be included.

mgr inż. Małgorzata Niziurska Małgorzata Niziurska
INSTITUTE OF CERAMICS AND BUILDING MATERIALS

A graduate of the Materials and Ceramics Engineering Faculty at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow. From 2001 associated with the Cracow branch of the Institute of Ceramics and Building Materials. For many years she has been leading the Gypsum and Building Chemistry Department being responsible for researches in the area of fire safety of construction chemicals and construction products. Currently she is the Deputy Director of the Institute for Technical Assessment. Member of Technical Committees of PKN: KT No. 211 for products for thermal insulation in construction, KT No. 184 for adhesives, KT No. 194 for plaster and gypsum products and KT No. 180 for fire safety. She is the author of many publications and expertise on technology and testing of gypsum products, construction chemicals as well as safety of use and durability of finishing materials.

"Studies on the spread of fire through external walls on a large scale - trends and experiences"

Recently, the European Commission puts a special emphasis on increasing the fire safety of solutions used in construction. Requirements in the area of fire safety for construction products refer to the classification in accordance with the requirements of PN-EN 13501-1 + A1: 2010 "Fire classification of construction products and building elements - Part 1: Classification based on results of fire reaction tests "[5] classifications in the field of fire resistance of baffles as well as fire protection requirements specified in the national regulations. Requirements in this respect vary considerably in the European Union countries. In 2017, the European Commission undertook actions aimed at reviewing fire-fighting testing methods used in the European Union countries and establishing one common research methodology. The presentation summarizes conclusions obtained in the report and the results of tests in the field of external wall thermal insulation systems (ETICS) using the method from United Kingdom described in the BS 8414-1 standard.

RALF PASKER RALF PASKER
EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR ETICS, Niemcy

Ralf Pasker is Managing Director of the European Association for External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems (EAE). Since it was founded in 2008, the EAE has been working towards a “culture of sustainability” in the construction sector. The members of the EAE include 11 national ETICS associations, six major European supplying materials‘ associations and eight supporting members. The EAE represents about 80 per cent of Europe‘s revenue from ETICS. Their common aim is to improve the energy efficiency of the European building stock.

Ralf Pasker started working for the EAE in August 2011 and became its Managing Director in 2013. In parallel he works for the German EAE member association VDPM. At first, he was Technical Manager of the German ETICS association Fachverband Wärmedämm-Verbundsysteme, from 2015 onwards he was its Managing Director. In 2017 this association merged with the German mortar association, forming the new German association for insulation systems, renders and mortars (VDPM). Today Ralf Pasker is VDPM’s Managing Director for insulation systems and European affairs. Prior to working for associations, he had already been working, with one short break, in the ETICS business for more than 13 years, with his last role being responsible for the entire international business of a leading ETICS supplier

ETICS in EU’s Single Market: the balance between European harmonized technical specification and national regulation – today and tomorrow

In his presentation Ralf Pasker will explain the basic principles of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR). Benefitting from European Assessment Documents (EADs) ETICS manufacturers can place their ETICS on the Single Market with CE marking voluntarily since many years. With the future European harmonized standard for ETICS (prEN 17237) CE marking will become mandatory for most systems. This requires a new way of thinking and careful adaption of national regulation to comply with the basic principles of the CPR. The speech will deliver some insights.


Drożdz Michał Piasecki
BUILDING RESEARCH INSTITUTE


He is a graduate of the Environmental Engineering Faculty at the Warsaw University of Technology specializing in Environmental Protection Systems. After graduating in 2001, he started work at the Environmental Protection Department of the Building Research Institute. In 2009 he obtained a PhD at ITB in the field of construction industry. For 3 years he has been the Head of the Thermal Physics, Acoustics and Environment Laboratory. He specializes in sustainable construction for buildings, construction works and products, mainly related to environmental (LCA), social (IEQ) and economic (LCC) assessment. For 4 years he was the Chairman of the KT 307 Committee at PKN for Sustainable Construction. He is a member and an expert of numerous organizations working for sustainable construction in Poland and Europe, among others: member of the management board of the ECO Platform association (issuing EPD environmental declarations), represents Poland in CEN TC 350 (Sustainable Development in Construction), was a representative in the Sustainable Building Alliance (2010-2012), participated in OECD Green Growth meetings (2012-2013), participated in the work of adhoc group ECO label in the European Commission (2008-2014), participates in the work of EOTA and working groups in the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development. In recent years, he was a member of the Scientific Committee of the International Sustainable Building Conference and the secretary of the national conference Ecology and Construction. He represents ITB at the forum of the European Technology Platform for Building ECTP. He is a member of PZITB and ZAE. As an author and co-author, he participated in dozens of conferences in Poland and abroad. His portfolio includes dozens of national and international publishing positions.

"Overview of current European initiatives in the context of sustainable construction"

Changes in the construction sector towards sustainable development lead to new information requirements for buildings and construction products. In order to prevent the appearance of misleading information about environmental features of products and buildings, the European Commission conducts series of activities. Buildings apart from safety related to the structure and their technical features should provide health and comfort to users and should have a minimal impact on the environmental life cycle. Building products are directly and significantly affecting environmental effects. It seems to be a good solution that similarly to information on technical features, the products will provide transparent information on their environmental impact. Thanks to this the designer or investor will be able to choose products with better characteristics, less affecting the human being and the environment.

Drożdz Jerzy Rutka
Polish Association of EPS Manufacturers (PSPS)

A graduate of the University of Agriculture and Technology in Olsztyn, post-graduate studies in Marketing and Management at the International Marketing and Management Center in Olsztyn and MBA studies at the College of Finance and Management in Warsaw. Previously a member of several technical committees at the Polish Committee for Standardization and CEN. Since 1998 he has been professionally associated with the thermal insulation industry, particularly interested in innovations in the production process and the use of insulation for the construction industry. Author of publications and expert speeches, creator of several patents in the field of thermal insulation of buildings. A specialist in the field of research and analysis in the field of fire safety of facade and roofing products. The first president of the Polish Association of Styrofoam Producers (PSPS), currently in the board of this association. On behalf of PSPS, he participates in the work of the European Association of EPS Producers (EUMEPS).

"Fire safety of facades insulated with EPS in Poland"

Styrofoam as a product for thermal insulation of building façades has been the first choice of Polish investors and contractors for decades. The obvious advantages of this material and its position after many years of positive experience in the Polish reality are disputed in the field of fire safety in recent years. Spectacular fires from China, Russia or the United Kingdom are presented as the effects of the spread of fire on facades and a warning about the use of products with lower than the mineral wool fire reaction class. Appeals to solutions applied in Germany, France or the Czech Republic are supposed to present Poland as a country of growing fire hazard with "gaps" in regulations and far away from "EU" research standards. Organizations responsible for fire safety of buildings and their representatives in publications on the design of insulation alarm about "systematically growing risk of fire spreading on the facade of the building" and indicate one solution: wool belts, wool barriers, and preferably whole wool facades.

The author of the presentation will face the myths and stereotypes about the fire safety level of Polish buildings - especially those insulated with styrofoam. He will describe the most important technologies of thermal insulation, analyze national and foreign fire incidents as well as Polish and European fire safety classification of buildings.


Sobczak Roman Sobczak
MAIN OFFICE FOR CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION

A graduate of the Administration Faculty at the Warsaw University of Technology. Currently he is the Director of the Construction Products Department at the Central Office of Construction Supervision. From 2010 till 2017 he worked in the construction sector on the subject of construction products being responsible for the implementation of European regulations and the adaptation of national regulations in the field of construction products to the provisions of Regulation (EC) No. 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council. From 2011 he has been the representative of Poland in the Standing Committee on Construction under Regulation No. 305/2011.

Drożdz Magdalena Wasiak
BUILDING RESEARCH INSTITUTE

A graduate of the Chemistry Faculty at the Gdańsk University of Technology in the field of Anti-Corrosion Protection Technology. She has been professionally active in the Building Research Institute since 2008. Participated in many research works related to the ETICS (including systems with non-continuous cladding, garage systems), polyurethane adhesives and foams, internal and external claddings. Currently, she is the Head of the Finishing Techniques Laboratory at the Department of Building Materials Engineering. She is also responsible for quality in the Building Materials Laboratory. Member of Technical Committee KT 184 for Adhesives.

"Thermal insulation systems for external building walls in the light of European Assessment Documents (EAD)"

The presentation will focus on harmonized technical specifications available today, such as the European Assessment Documents (EAD), which form the basis for the European Technical Assessments (ETA) in the area of building insulation systems (ETICS). The basic formal and essential requirements will be presented, including new directions in research methods for thermal insulation systems with ceramic cladding, thermal insulation systems on wooden substrates or thermal insulation systems with mortar as thermal insulation. Also directions in which the approach to the evaluation of classical complex systemsin thermal insulation of external walls of buildings with plaster coatings, covered by ETAG 004 will change.

Drożdz Lutz Weber
Fraunhofer-Institut für Bauphysik IBP, Stuttgart, Niemcy


After studying physics at the Technical University of Darmstadt and obtaining a doctorate from the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research and the University of Würzburg, Dr. Weber worked for three years at TÜV Umwelttechnik GmbH in the field of sound immission control. Since 1996 he has been a research assistant at the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics in Stuttgart, where he heads the Construction Acoustics Group. The author is a proven expert in the field of building acoustics and has worked on numerous building acoustics research projects, including six projects on ETICS. He also participates in several standardization committees and expert committees and has written more than a hundred professional publications and conference papers. As a lecturer for the subjects "sound immission control" and "structure-borne noise in construction" at the University of Stuttgart, he has also supervised numerous diploma, bachelor and master theses.

"ETICS and airborne sound insulation on solid wall structures"

ETICS are often applied to solid wall structures. This may have influence on the airborne sound insulation of buildings. In his presentation Dr. Lutz Weber will explain the basic principles in relation to different system configurations and sources of noise. Based upon his great experience researching in this field, he will also explain how the influence of the applied ETICS can be predicted via calculation models. Finally, Dr. Weber will give an estimation about the practical relevance of such calculated values.