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2021
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13 APR

Test to document quality of reused building components

Research project will develop methods for testing the quality of concrete, steel, and wood, thus allowing greater reuse of building components and reducing the climate...

Construction materials Construction and mechanics Climate adaption Waste management
DTU students’ solar energy house Aurora to be built in China
21 JAN

DTU students’ solar energy house to be built in China

The world’s largest student competition, Solar Decathlon, has selected DTU students’ project to participate in the competition for the most energy-efficient...

Building design Solar energy Innovation and product development
2020
Effects of ventilation in sleeping environment
04 DEC

Researchers study air quality in the bedroom

The importance of ventilation for sleep quality and well-being is being studied in experiment involving subjects sleeping in climate chambers at DTU.

Indoor climate
Prof. Kristian Dahl Hertz leaning on his invention of the Super-Light Structure. Photo: Dansk Betonforening
25 SEP

Farewell lecture by Professor Kristian Dahl Hertz

Professor Kristian Dahl Hertz, DTU Byg, has at the age of 70 chosen to retire after 40 years of research and teaching in the design of building structures.

Fire prevention technology and safety Construction materials Building construction
Prøvehuset ligger på en klippetop i Nuuk. Foto: Peter Aagaard Brixen
15 SEP

Test house marks milestone for Arctic construction research project

The opening of DTU’s test house in Nuuk marks a milestone in the largest Danish construction research project in the Arctic

Construction materials Building design Building construction Indoor climate
Med Prøvehuset i Nuuk testes en ny konstruktion med et overdækket uderum. Illustration: Vandkunsten
07 SEP

Test house for new construction principles in the Arctic

DTU is opening a test house in Nuuk to test new structures, and to find out whether a covered patio area is attractive for homes in the Arctic.

Foto Mikal Schlosser
23 JUN

Exam with VR glasses improves design

Digital design of constructions and examinations with VR glasses reveal early weaknesses and challenges in construction processes.

Building design Building production and management Information technology
DTU studerende Kristian Ullum Kristensen og Dan Skovgaard Jensen udvikler nye byggematerialer af svamperødder.
30 APR

Boards and insulation of fungi can become new building materials

Fungi grown on residual waste from hemp or cotton can become an alternative to mineral insulation and wood-based boards.

Construction materials Fire prevention technology and safety
Cold Climate student Renato Sperandio Rodrigues from Brazil participating study start at Arctic DTU Campus Sisimiut.
07 FEB

Arctic DTU attracts international students

Arctic DTU Campus Sisimiut attracts international students for Arctic Semester and challenges of extreme engineering.

Polar research Mapping and surveying Ice research Geology Construction and mechanics Construction materials Building design Building construction
Gerald Englmair PhD at DTU Civil Engineering has documented that salt batteries can cover up to 71 percent of the heat demand in an energy-efficient three-person house in Danish climate. Photo: Joachim Rode.
24 JAN

Energy for future heating systems can be stored in salt

Solar thermal collectors, combined with the storage of energy in salt batteries, can cover 71 percent of the heating demand in houses.

Energy Electricity supply Energy storage Energy production Solar energy Wind energy
2019
DTU Byg ødelægger betonkonstruktion for at teste numeriske beregningsmodeller i computerprogram. Foto: Mikal Schlosser
11 OCT

DTU destroys building to check computer program

Loading a two-storey building will clarify whether numerical models in computer programs ensure sufficient strength and load-carrying capacity.

Construction and mechanics Construction materials Building design Building construction
Foto: Schlosser
20 SEP

Tech conference on digitization and green solutions

DTU is hosting the DTU High Tech Summit – the largest university-driven tech conference in the Nordic region, focusing this year on digitization and sustainable...

Photo: DTU
11 SEP

DKK 40 million for bold research ideas

21 of 52 projects which receive grants from VILLUM FONDEN under the Villum Experiment programme are from DTU.

Photo: Colourbox
03 JUL

Become a fisheries engineer in Greenland and Denmark

DTU offers a new BEng programme: Fisheries Technology.

Food, fish and agriculture
Photo: Bunch Bygningsfysik
17 JUN

The mystery of the weeping walls

Magnesium-oxide boards, or MgO boards, were used in construction from 2010-2015 as windbreak panels until it turned out that the boards had a frightening ability to absorb...

Construction and mechanics Construction materials
Global Seed Vault. Photo: Line Reeh
04 JUN

Artificial cooling of Arctic soil safeguards global genetic material

Artificial cooling and creative engineering solutions are key to taking good care of the backup copies of the world’s plant-based genetic material, which are stored...

Geology
20 MAY

Urban planning in the Arctic – how to plan for the extreme?

PhD student Jennifer Fiebig researches in urban planning in the Arctic by examining snowdrift – through fieldwork and with substitute materials in the laboratory...

Building design Building construction Construction materials Polar research Climate adaption
Photo: Mikal Schlosser
20 MAY

Human impact on indoor climate is being mapped

Advanced climate chamber measurements provide new knowledge about human emissions and impact on indoor climate in buildings.

Indoor climate Ecosystems Air pollution CO2 separation and CO2 storage Environment and pollution Construction and mechanics
Photo: Dynatest
14 MAY

Laser trucks help maintain roads

Pavement engineering company, Dynatest, has developed a truck in partnership with DTU which analyses the state of the road using laser technology.

Lasers Construction and mechanics Information technology Mathematics Transport and logistics

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