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Sector development project Circular construction and building sector, Technical University of Denmark, DTU. Photo Shutterstock.
14 OCT

Circular construction improves utilization of resources

A sector development report from DTU recommends that the players in the construction sector join forces on large test projects and scaling of circular construction.

Climate adaptation CO2 separation and CO2 storage Waste management Environment and pollution Life cycle analysis Innovation and product development Construction materials Building design
Renovering af byggeri giver størst bæredygtighed. Foto: Tove Lading.
28 SEP

Building renovation produces greatest sustainability

A lifecycle assessment of four building types in Greenland shows potential for greater sustainability when renovating existing buildings made of concrete.

Construction materials Waste management CO2 separation and CO2 storage Transport economy
2019
Foto: Torben Eskerod
03 DEC

New cement recipe lowers carbon footprint in construction

Danish researchers, together with cement and concrete producers, have developed a new type of carbon-saving cement that can be used to produce concrete. At DTU, researchers...

Construction materials CO2 separation and CO2 storage
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: 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
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
Foto: Simon Klein Knudsen
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