News tagged with construction materials

Inspection system for high-strength steels

High-strength steels are in demand as lightweight construction materials. Now Fraunhofer researchers have developed a new inspection system that allows them to examine the materials contact-free. They will ...

dateOct 07, 2014 in Engineering
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Seeds to skyscrapers

Wood is one of the oldest building materials but its use is limited by its properties. With new funding, researchers aim to stretch these properties to an unprecedented degree, creating the means to build ...

dateJun 25, 2014 in Engineering
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'New old bricks' for the construction industry

Making bricks is a very resource- and energy-intensive process. Meanwhile, when existing brick buildings are demolished, most of the resulting debris, which can contain many thousands of whole bricks, is ...

dateSep 17, 2013 in Engineering
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Producing steel strips in an endless process

An especially energy-efficient production process for sheet steel is now being used in China. Siemens is providing a Chinese steel manufacturer with two plants that work according to the Arvedi-ESP (Endless ...

dateAug 08, 2013 in Engineering
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