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 ...

Oct 07, 2014
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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 ...

Jun 25, 2014
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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 ...

Sep 17, 2013
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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 ...

Aug 08, 2013
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Building blocks to safer buildings

Precast or ready-made building structures offer a number of advantages when compared to more traditional construction techniques, in terms of time and cost savings. However, the vulnerability of joints and ...

Jul 04, 2013
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Intelligent door seal prevents poor air quality

For a long time, heat insulation was en vogue – and nearly no one was concerned about poor indoor air quality. And yet excess CO2 hampers concentration. Now, researchers have come up with an intelligent ...

Jun 05, 2013
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