Measuring technology

The measuring technology is used to measure physical, chemical or electrical variables and varies from the simplest manual methods to software-supported complex measuring systems.

At the Faculty of Architecture and Design, we have three main categories of measurement technology, the essential part consists of the mobile measuring instruments:

- Measuring devices for building physics
- Leveling devices
- Measuring devices for lighting technology



Measuring devices for building physics

Nowadays, the quality control of new buildings and refurbishment projects based on the building physics investigations and analyzes is becoming more and more important. In order to meet the requirements of the German Energy Savings Ordinance (EnEV), several parameters must be complied with, e.g. low transmission and ventilation heat loss of the building at the same time as a comfortable indoor climate. Evidence management is part of every sustainability certification and energy monitoring. The sustainability certification according to BNB / DGNB was introduced in 2013 for all public buildings.

The following building physics measurements can be carried out with the measuring instruments at the Faculty of Architecture and Design:

- air tightness and joint permeability
- thermographic investigations
- room climate and air quality
- sound simulation and sound level measurement
- room and building acoustics
- testing of building materials as wood, concrete, cement screed
- cable detection
- water analyzes
- weather analyzes

Prof. Martin Wollensak and Prof. Dr. Thomas Römhild are responsible for building physics measuring instruments.

The list of these measuring instruments can be downloaded here:
List of measuring devices for building physics



Leveling devices

Leveling devices are used in geodesy (surveying) or in civil engineering. Using these methods, height differences, angles, or distances between two points are determined. In addition, checking the horizontal or vertical orientation of an object (e.g. by using of a water level) is also part of the measurements.

The list of these measuring instruments can be downloaded here:
List of leveling devices



Measuring devices for lighting technology

The modernly equipped light laboratory with a ceiling height of more than 10 meters provides all necessary conditions for studies with daylight and artificial light. For test purposes and for practical use, a large number of lamps and corresponding equipment are available for the indoor and outdoor areas.

Dipl.-Des., MA Lighting Design Clemens Grapentin is responsible for the lighting laboratory.