Architecture and Construction

3D printing ‘greener’ buildings using local soil

The construction industry is currently facing two major challenges: the demand for sustainable infrastructure and the need to repair deteriorating buildings, bridges and roads. While concrete is the material of…

How dangerous are burning electric cars?

There’ s a loud bang, and then it starts: A battery module of an electric car is on fire in the Hagerbach test tunnel. A video of the test impressively…

When Concrete learns to pre-stress itself

More than ten billion tonnes of concrete are produced and used worldwide every year. This is more than all other building materials combined. By way of…

TU Graz researchers want to fundamentally improve concrete diagnostics

Whether crumbling tunnel walls, cracks in concrete facades or porous bridge piers, according to statistics from the National Association of Corrosion Engineers…

The digital construction site: A smarter way of building with mobile robots

Demand for affordable living space has gone through the roof. Developers embarking on large, complex construction projects need efficient solutions that save…

Double helix of masonry — Researchers discover the secret of Italian renaissance domes

Sigrid Adriaenssens, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Princeton, collaborated on the analysis with graduate student Vittorio Paris and…

Stuttgart light rail bridge hangs on Swiss carbon ropes

On the night of Sunday, May 3, a spectacular bridge-building event will take place in Stuttgart: Stuttgarter Strassenbahnen AG (SSB) is extending the U6 light…

ArKol Project: Tapping into the Thermal Potential of Façades

The project “ArKol – Development of architecturally aesthetic, integrated façade collectors with Heat Pipes,” just ended in February 2020. The project focused…

Research made easy: DFKI spin-off “baukobox” helps architects with detailed planning

The web-based application was realized as a user-friendly platform by former employees of the TU Kaiserslautern (TUK) and the German Research Center for…

Two NE tree species can be used in new sustainable building material

Two tree species native to the Northeast have been found to be structurally sound for use in cross-laminated timber (CLT) – a revolutionary new type of…

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