On crooked paths

A joint workshop on clay brick construction from the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, the LMU Munich and the FH Potsdam on 5.2.2016

In his doctoral project at the Chair for Construction History and Structural Preservation, Max Beiersdorf examines the undulating mud brick walls of Egypt, taking into account mainly structural engineering specifics. To this end a reproduction under real conditions in Egypt is planned.

In co-operation with the Chair of Statics and Dynamics, the Distant Worlds Graduate School of the LMU Munich and the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, the workshop will be a joint discussion between interdisciplinary experts.

In the morning, the status of work and the central theses on the undulating mud brick walls are discussed, while in the afternoon the research group discussion is given over to the feasibility of an experimental reconstruction in Egypt and the potential of a possible project application.

The programme can be downloaded here.


Max Johann Beiersdorf
Bautechnikgeschichte und Tragwerkserhaltung
T 4913

Albrecht Wiesener
T 4915
Schematic Reconstruction of the Undulating Encircling Wall of the Amun Re Temple in Karnak, Egypt.