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2019
20 MAY

Urban planning in the Arctic – how to plan for the extreme?

PhD student Jennifer Fiebig researches in urban planning in the Arctic by examining snowdrift – through fieldwork and with substitute materials in the laboratory. The goal...

Building design Building construction Construction materials Polar research Climate adaption
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
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
15 MAY

Testing the load bearing capacity of bridges

New methods for testing the load bearing capacity of concrete bridges can save unnecessary public investments in reinforcement or replacement of existing bridges.

Bridge constructions Construction materials
27 APR

Mining waste to be utilized in building materials

DTU is a partner in a new EU project aimed at recycling of mining waste in building materials.

Construction materials Waste management Raw materials and raw materials exploitation
06 FEB

Corrugated tube helps prevent cracks in concrete

It took 30 years to develop. But a DTU method for measuring contraction in concrete is now used world-wide.

Construction materials
06 FEB

World-class Danish measuring equipment

Germann Instruments supplies measuring equipment for construction projects all over the world. The foundation was laid at DTU.

Construction materials
2016
13 DEC

Wood ash as a cement replacement reduces CO2 emissions

Researchers at DTU Civil Engineering wish to conduct research on the possibility of replacing parts of cement in concrete production with wood ash. The method will produce...

Construction materials Waste management Energy efficiency
05 OCT

The recycling potential in construction materials is extensive

There is an extensive and so far unexploited potential for recycling waste as part of new construction materials. DTU Civil Engineering will help explore this potential...

Construction materials Waste management
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
04 FEB

New professor wants to transform waste into valuable building materials

How do waste products obtain value as part of new building materials? That is the fundamental question Lisbeth M. Ottosen will try to answer in the professorship, she has...

Construction materials Waste management Raw materials and raw materials exploitation
2015
16 NOV

Three New PhD Students Concentrate on Greenland

Arctic Technology Centre (ARTEK) at DTU Civil Engineering has employed three new PhD students. All three projects will concentrate on subjects that will benefit the Greenlandic...

Polar research Construction materials Indoor climate Climate change Fisheries and fish stocks Ice research Waste management Building design
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
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
12 MAR

New road surface saves fuel and cuts carbon emissions

The more resistance tyres encounter on the road surface, the more fuel the vehicle consumes. That is why developing new types of asphalt to reduce rolling resistance helps...

Energy efficiency CO2 separation and CO2 storage Construction materials Building production and management
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