Rilem 2016


Training School: Building Materials and Indoor Environment

Rilem (Denmark), 15 Augustus – 19 Augustus 2016


The Norm4Building Cost Action is pleased to announce the 2nd Norm4Building Training School. The course is co-organized by: the Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Building materials have a significant influence on the indoor environmental quality. Emissions from materials will influence the indoor air quality and the requirements for ventilation. Other indoor environmental parameters like acoustic and lighting conditions are influenced by the surface materials used. The conference segment will serve as a platform for dissemination of state-of-the-art knowledge.

The course will cover the most important topics in relation to the influence of building materials on the indoor environment including:

  • General introduction to the indoor environment (comfort, air quality, acoustic, lighting)
  • Emission from building materials (particles, gasses)
  • Air Cleaning (absorption, chemical reactions)
  • Tools for predicting the effect of building materials, radiological emissions
  • Testing and certification of building materials (chemical, odour)

The course consists of lectures, written exercises and hands-on laboratory exercises. Notes will be provided before the course. It is possible to obtain 5 ECTS points, this will require some preparation work and giving a presentation.


Please find here the detailed program of the training school.
Accommodation and logistic information  (see: .


The Training school is aimed towards Master students, PhD students, Early Career Investigators (up to 5 years after PhD is obtained), without excluding undergraduate students.
The number of COST action sponsored participants is limited to 5. The total number of participants is limited to 25.

  • A brief CV ( with the indication of the date of receipts of the PhD or other higher degrees)
  • Motivation letter for participating in the Training School, which should indicate the academic/professional status of the applicant
  • Letter of recommendation from the applicant’s supervisor or employer

If you are interested in participating, please send your application via e-mail to Diana Olislagers ( with copy to Bjarne W. Olesen ( and use the subject line: “Application COST Training School Rilem 2016”

Please also register via
Registration fee for
delegate only – regular participant, PhD student, COST members will be 250 €


The sponsored participants would be reimbursed according the COST Action guidelines. The final grant amount for each participants will depend on participation level, on the country of origin, on budgetary considerations and will be confirmed in due course. Sponsored participants will be informed about the amount of grant prior to the Training School. The Grant is intended to cover most of the travel, accommodation and subsistence costs during the Training School and it will be made available to the participants after the Training School. Participants would have to take care of their travel and accommodation on their own.


The deadline for applications submission is June 1st, 2016. The notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent July 1st, 2016 at the latest.


Bjarne W Olesen
Department of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark
Nils Koppels Alle building 402
DK-2800 Lyngby
T: +45 45 25 41 17


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