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2019
04 MAR

DTU tests eco-friendly concrete in new construction project

Students, researchers, and project partners came to watch as a newly developed green concrete was cast in a new laboratory building at DTU Civil Engineering.

Construction and mechanics Building design Building construction Construction materials
28 JAN

Four DTU researchers chosen as Villum Young Investigators

Four young DTU researchers will each receive DKK 10 million for their research. This takes place at the annual appointment of Villum Young Investigators, at which VILLUM...

Aquaculture Hardware and components Telecommunication Building design Building construction Health and diseases Ecosystems
2018
28 NOV

Crushed mining waste can replace cement

Mining waste can replace up to ten per cent of the cement used in concrete without compromising the strength of the materials.

Construction materials Building construction Climate change Environment and pollution Waste management
2016
16 SEP

PhD Defence 30th September: Dynamic modeling of pavements with application to...

Stine Skov Madsen from DTU Mechanical Engineering defends her PhD, "Dynamic modeling of pavements with application to deflection measurements", Friday the 30th September...

Construction and mechanics Building construction
30 AUG

Doctoral courses in conjunction with conferences ease the way into the research...

When doctoral courses are held in conjunction with an international conference it is a big win for both new and experienced researchers. That is the experience from DTU...

Construction materials Building design Building construction
26 JUL

New sensors function as eyes in concrete

A new spin-out from DTU has recently marketed a sensor system allowing you to monitor activity inside concrete structures from your desk.

Construction and mechanics Construction materials Building production and management Building design Building construction Innovation and product development Entrepreneurship
19 JUL

Translucent concrete

Is it possible to combine the construction benefits of concrete with the desire to get more daylight into buildings? The answer is yes. An innovative building material...

Light sources Optics Construction materials Building design Building construction Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
01 JUL

Cross-disciplinary approach to civil engineering research provides new opportunities

In August, DTU Civil Engineering hosts an international conference and a number of doctoral courses giving a comprehensive outline on the present and future challenges...

Construction materials Building design Electrochemistry Building construction Polar research Raw materials and raw materials exploitation Geology Indoor climate
08 APR

PhD thesis develops simple and systematic theories for thin imperfect shell structures

New PhD thesis makes theories about thin imperfect shell structures simple and systematic. These structures are used more frequently in structural engineering.

Building construction Building design Construction materials
2015
Photo: Kirstine Mengel, Abeo
29 SEP

The bridge as an assembly kit

17 March 2015 was a landmark date in bridge building history when a new bridge over Vorgod stream in Central Jutland was erected in the course of a single morning. This...

Bridge constructions Construction materials Building production and management Building construction Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
13 JUL

From cholera epidemic to export success

In the mid-1800s, Copenhagen suffered from a serious cholera epidemic. This prompted the College of Advanced Technology (now DTU) in 1865 to give lectures on water supply...

Bacteria and microorganisms Viruses Building construction Waste management Waste water and water discharge Water supply
23 JUN

Illuminating concrete

A new technology combining the robust properties of concrete with LED and the diversifying applications of optical fibres means that in future, it will be possible to...

Light sources Building design Building construction Construction materials
29 APR

Conference on the future sustainable cities and buildings

E x p e rts o f s u s t a ina b le c i t i e s a nd b u i l d in gs fr o m a ll t h e N o rd i c c ou n t ries w i ll ga...

Building design Building construction
26 MAR

New professor at the Department of Civl Engineering

The Department of Civil Engineering wishes to strengthen its research into structural dynamics and health monitoring. A new professorship has therefore been established...

Bridge constructions Building construction
07 JAN

New building featuring the concrete of the future

The super-light concrete deck is emerging as the new floor partition element in construction. The decks offer concrete constructions new expressions while improving building...

Construction materials Building construction Materials Fire prevention technology and safety Indoor climate Innovation and product development Entrepreneurship
2014
05 DEC

Uses concrete like the ancient Romans

Roman construction style inspired Professor Kristian Hertz (far left) to create ultra-light concrete structures. He has now patented the method.

Construction and mechanics Construction materials Building construction Innovation and product development
2013
10 DEC

More space and light with climate-friendly concrete

Minimum thickness, low weight and remarkable insulation. A new construction system featuring high-strength concrete is good news for the climate. It can be used both in...

Construction and mechanics Construction materials Energy efficiency Building design Building construction