Clay products and processing technology

  © Heiermann


Clay products require little energy and produce few emissions during the production from raw material to building material. Without mixing, loam can be used several times and can be returned to the soil if required. These good ecological properties make clay an attractive building product, so that after being used for a long time, especially in do-it-yourself construction, it has been used in larger buildings for some time.

Clay products have a long tradition. They have been used because of their load-bearing properties and their positive influence on the indoor climate. In the meantime, a wide range of products is available: starting with earthen bricks, rammed earth and clay plaster with various static and building physics properties. Traditionally clay is a low-tech product. It was produced with little effort and simple tools. Today it is possible to support processing steps with machines and to automate them in parts.


Within the framework of the Ems river, the clay products are being investigated with regard to their construction-physical properties and their production. The focus here is on the recyclability of the product.

In groups of two students, clay products and processing technology are researched and analysed and the information is prepared for the database Emmy for publication.


7.04.20, 9:00 Introduction with M1/M2 Hoogcruts, sustainable via Zoom

Consultations by agreement about Zoom 

26.05.20, 9:00 Intermediate colloquium (upload Moodle/ presentation via zoom)

Consultations by agreement about Zoom 

30.06.20, 9:00 presentation (upload Moodle/ presentation via zoom)

Before 17.7.20, 18h final submission via Moodle without presentation