News

Select news channel

SELECT INTERVAL
RSS
2020
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
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
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
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
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: Torben Eskerod
04 MAR

DTU tests eco-friendly concrete in new construction project

Students, researchers, and project partners came to watch as a newly developed green concrete was cast in a new laboratory building at DTU Civil Engineering.

Construction and mechanics Building design Building construction Construction materials
2018
Photo: Mikal Schlosser
28 NOV

Crushed mining waste can replace cement

Mining waste can replace up to ten per cent of the cement used in concrete without compromising the strength of the materials.

Construction materials Building construction Climate change Environment and pollution Waste management
Photo: Mikal Schlosser
05 JUL

Giant cardboard pavilion at Roskilde Festival

A pavilion made of cardboard tubes sets the scene for DTU’s participation at Roskilde Festival and is a new take on the types of materials that can be used for construction...

Construction materials Building design Building construction
A road bridge subjected to a very specific load on a special loading rig, developed for the testing, which has meant that the testing time is reduced, thus causing less traffic nuisance. Photo: Jacob Wittrup Schmidt.
15 MAY

Testing the load bearing capacity of bridges

New methods for testing the load bearing capacity of concrete bridges can save unnecessary public investments in reinforcement or replacement of existing bridges.

Bridge constructions Construction materials
Photo: Pernille Erland Jensen
27 APR

Mining waste to be utilized in building materials

DTU is a partner in a new EU project aimed at recycling of mining waste in building materials.

Construction materials Waste management Raw materials and raw materials exploitation
Phofo: Colourbox
06 FEB

Corrugated tube helps prevent cracks in concrete

It took 30 years to develop. But a DTU method for measuring contraction in concrete is now used world-wide.

Construction materials
2016
Photo: Nina Marie Sigvardsen, DTU Civil Engineering
13 DEC

Wood ash as a cement replacement reduces CO2 emissions

Researchers at DTU Civil Engineering wish to conduct research on the possibility of replacing parts of cement in concrete production with wood ash. The method will produce...

Construction materials Waste management Energy efficiency
Photo: DTU CIvil Engineering
05 OCT

The recycling potential in construction materials is extensive

There is an extensive and so far unexploited potential for recycling waste as part of new construction materials. DTU Civil Engineering will help explore this potential...

Construction materials Waste management
Photo: Simon Klein-Knudsen
30 AUG

Doctoral courses in conjunction with conferences ease the way into the research...

When doctoral courses are held in conjunction with an international conference it is a big win for both new and experienced researchers. That is the experience from DTU...

Construction materials Building design Building construction
Collage: DTU Byg/Simon Klein-Knudsen
01 JUL

Cross-disciplinary approach to civil engineering research provides new opportunities

In August, DTU Civil Engineering hosts an international conference and a number of doctoral courses giving a comprehensive outline on the present and future challenges...

Construction materials Building design Electrochemistry Building construction Polar research Raw materials and raw materials exploitation Geology Indoor climate
Photo: Thorkild Amdi Christensen
25 APR

New teaching concept strengthens study programmes and research

In recent years, DTU Civil Engineering has been working in ‘project families’, where students tackle the same theme from multiple perspectives. This generates...

Construction materials

News and filters

Get updated on news that match your filter.
https://www.byg.dtu.dk/english/news?at=%7B559A7F23-40D3-470C-8825-436C20C291CF%7D.%7B3F2A7F37-83AF-4BD8-A085-0BC04DA3EA92%7D.%7B18E4440F-E64C-4CF1-BDD9-860D6747C02D%7D.%7B0DE95AE4-41AB-4D01-9EB0-67441B7C2450%7D.%7B11111111-1111-1111-1111-111111111111%7D.%7BD9811683-4B23-4107-8270-A316E8F11914%7D
31 OCTOBER 2020