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2019
17 JUN

The mystery of the weeping walls

Magnesium-oxide boards, or MgO boards, were used in construction from 2010-2015 as windbreak panels until it turned out that the boards had a frightening ability to absorb...

Construction and mechanics Construction materials
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