Architecture and Construction

Comprehensive security of built structures

On October 24, 2001 a devastating fire broke out in the St. Gotthard Road Tunnel in Switzerland, costing eleven people their lives. The main traffic route…

White roofs to make for cooler Melbourne buildings

The research assesses the benefits of white roofs and aims to help residential, commercial and industrial building owners determine if white roofs are suitable…

A more realistic assessment of the heat requirement of buildings

In spring and autumn in particular, there are many short periods of fluctuating temperatures caused by alternating warm and cold days. Inside a building, the…

Thinner thermal insulation

In Germany, the rising cost of heating has sparked a renovation boom. In order to lower energy costs, more and more homeowners are investing in insulation…

New production process for solar cells and modules

New technological developments make that possible. A kilowatt-hour of solar electricity can be generated increasingly cheaper and the industry is close to…

UH Green Building Components Expo Showcasing Eco-Friendly Projects

This event showcases the work of faculty-led research teams that design, develop and commercialize green building components and sustainable technologies for…

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