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2020
Prøvehuset ligger på en klippetop i Nuuk. Foto: Peter Aagaard Brixen
15 SEP

Test house marks milestone for Arctic construction research project

The opening of DTU’s test house in Nuuk marks a milestone in the largest Danish construction research project in the Arctic

Construction materials Building design Building construction Indoor climate
Foto Colourbox
03 JUN

New research leads to lighter and greener bridges

A recently completed research project revealed the potential for reducing material used for a suspension bridge deck by more than 25 per cent – meaning a saving of...

Bridge constructions Construction materials Building construction
DTU studerende Kristian Ullum Kristensen og Dan Skovgaard Jensen udvikler nye byggematerialer af svamperødder.
30 APR

Boards and insulation of fungi can become new building materials

Fungi grown on residual waste from hemp or cotton can become an alternative to mineral insulation and wood-based boards.

Construction materials Fire prevention technology and safety
Cold Climate student Renato Sperandio Rodrigues from Brazil participating study start at Arctic DTU Campus Sisimiut.
07 FEB

Arctic DTU attracts international students

Arctic DTU Campus Sisimiut attracts international students for Arctic Semester and challenges of extreme engineering.

Polar research Mapping and surveying Ice research Geology Construction and mechanics Construction materials Building design Building construction
Foto: Bax Lindhardt
22 JAN

Fewer product numbers equal stronger revenues at Rockwool

Collaborative research has helped ROCKWOOL halve the number of products in their range. This will help the company to significantly increase its revenue in the coming years...

Operations analysis Construction materials
2019
DTU Byg ødelægger betonkonstruktion for at teste numeriske beregningsmodeller i computerprogram. Foto: Mikal Schlosser
11 OCT

DTU destroys building to check computer program

Loading a two-storey building will clarify whether numerical models in computer programs ensure sufficient strength and load-carrying capacity.

Construction and mechanics Construction materials Building design Building construction
Photo: Bunch Bygningsfysik
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
Photo: Torben Eskerod
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
Photo: Joachim Rode
04 DEC

Ice splinters marked the inauguration of new laboratories

On Wednesday, 28 November, HRH Crown Prince Frederik spearheaded the inauguration of two new laboratories.

Earth sciences Materials Environment and pollution Geology Polar research Construction materials Indoor climate
Photo: Mikal Schlosser
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
Photo: Mikal Schlosser
05 JUL

Giant cardboard pavilion at Roskilde Festival

A pavilion made of cardboard tubes sets the scene for DTU’s participation at Roskilde Festival and is a new take on the types of materials that can be used for construction...

Construction materials Building design Building construction
A road bridge subjected to a very specific load on a special loading rig, developed for the testing, which has meant that the testing time is reduced, thus causing less traffic nuisance. Photo: Jacob Wittrup Schmidt.
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
Photo: Pernille Erland Jensen
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
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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
Photo: Colourbox
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
2017
Foto: Colourbox.dk
24 MAY

Buildings to become materials banks

In the next 40 years, we will be building just as much as we have built so far in human history. This requires a radically different mindset. Circular economy is the key...

Building production and management Construction materials Waste management
2016
Photo: Nina Marie Sigvardsen, DTU Civil Engineering
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
Photo: DTU CIvil Engineering
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
Photo: Simon Klein-Knudsen
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