Architecture and Construction

Smart screws keep bridges, machines and wind turbines safe

Screw connections on critical infrastructures are exposed to major stresses and must therefore be checked on a regular basis. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Internet Technologies CCIT…

Improving efficiency in construction with Infra-Bau 4.0

Large-scale construction projects usually involve extensive coordination. In practice, however, the way in which information is exchanged between construction stakeholders often ends up being an inconsistent multistep process. Now, a…

Modular plasma system ensures hygienic surfaces

A reduced risk of infection and, as a consequence, a decrease in new infections are goals that have become even more important during the Corona pandemic. One important factor thereby…

We play ping pong with the tree

Photogrammetry and skeleton extraction as design tools for living architecture. More urban green helps to cool down cities. Baubotanik (bau = construction + botanik = botany) is a construction method…

Modular facade with integrated systems technology

… supplies buildings with renewable energy. The rate of renovation in the building sector is still too low to achieve the energy transition by the target date set by the…

Groundbreaking research in road construction

A testing facility for optimizing concrete roadways has been inaugurated at the University of Stuttgart. 70 percent of passenger and freight traffic today goes by road. Road surfaces made of…

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