Architecture and Construction

Natural sun protection for wood floors and furniture

Wood, we come into close contact with it daily. Children play around on wood floors, and wood furniture plays an important role in our work and sleep habits as well….

Bio-based insulation textiles instead of synthetic insulation materials

…are set to revolutionise the construction world. Using bio-based and bio-degradable, recyclable insulation textiles to sustainably insulate heat and reduce energy consumption and the carbon footprint – the Aachen-based start-up…

Stormwater and municipal wastewater

– software automatically designs and optimises drainage systems. Germany provides a well-developed infrastructure with sewer networks and wastewater treatment plants to collect rainwater and wastewater. In developing countries, however, such…

World’s tallest wooden tower for wind turbines

– Fraunhofer WKI advises on bonding. For the company Modvion AB in Gothenburg, researchers from the Fraunhofer WKI accompanied the bonding of the first wooden tower for commercial wind turbines…

Laser replaces hammer

New method for testing the structural integrity of buildings. Building inspection benefits from laser-based measuring systems providing quick and accurate digital measurement data. Laser scanners are already being used to…

The ShAPE of buildings to come

Scrap aluminum transforms recycling life cycle. Energy savings approaching 90 percent expected from employing entirely post-consumer aluminum to make high-grade building components. The circular economy just closed the loop on…

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