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Innovation the Key to Build the Construction Industry's Future

Edinburgh Research & Innovation (ERI), the commercialisation arm of the University of Edinburgh, has announced a new AIMday® (Academic Industry Meeting day) for companies looking to find novel and innovative solution... [More]
The Switch Direct-Drive, High-Speed Turbo Technology Becomes Industry Standard

The Switch Direct-Drive, High-Speed Turbo Technology Becomes Industry Standard

Finland-based Runtech Systems has placed its largest multi-million-euro order for high-speed turbo motors from The Switch for use in its turbo vacuum blower systems for paper machines. Using direct-drive technology developed jointly by both companies since the early 2000s, these turbos have now become widely accepted in the paper industry thanks to their superior advantages. Along with being a reliable, long-lasting solution, they bring customers unmatched simplicity and energy efficiency. [More]
The Switch Direct-Drive, High-Speed Turbo Technology Becomes Industry Standard

The Switch Direct-Drive, High-Speed Turbo Technology Becomes Industry Standard

Finland-based Runtech Systems has placed its largest multi-million-euro order for high-speed turbo motors from The Switch for use in its turbo vacuum blower systems for paper machines. Using direct-drive technology developed jointly by both companies since the early 2000s, these turbos have now become widely accepted in the paper industry thanks to their superior advantages. Along with being a reliable, long-lasting solution, they bring customers unmatched simplicity and energy efficiency. [More]
Atlas Copco Takes on Noise and Dust in Urban Development

Atlas Copco Takes on Noise and Dust in Urban Development

Regulations for better work environment in construction and urban development is getting stricter. The focus is on operator well-being and on the surrounding environment. This aligns with Atlas Copco’s strategy to direct product development efforts towards better noise reduction and dust collection. [More]
Metal Structures Studied in New Dimension

Metal Structures Studied in New Dimension

A new software program has been designed to reduce the time taken to detect weak points in large structures such as bridges, cranes, oil platforms, and mining equipment from a number of days to several minutes. This novel program, created by Akselos a company based at EPFL’s Innovation Park, integrates 3D and 1D elements, and is more dependable than the traditional technique. It is also capable of accomplishing all of this with accuracy and unparalleled speed. [More]
Researchers Tune Hardness in Pure Calcite Using Amino Acids

Researchers Tune Hardness in Pure Calcite Using Amino Acids

Pure calcite is a weak, fragile mineral that is generally present in chalk. As such, construction engineers do not prefer to use this mineral as a building material. However, if calcite is reinforced by a factor of two or more, similar to the way a mollusk has done to protect itself from predators through an evolutionary process, it could be a suitable building material. [More]
Defects in Raw Crystals Enhance Concrete Manufacturing Process

Defects in Raw Crystals Enhance Concrete Manufacturing Process

Concrete, the commonly used construction material all over the world, is a key contributor to climate change. As a result, scientists from Rice University have suggested that it is important to know every detail about it's manufacturing process. [More]
Study Results Help Develop Better Formulations to Make More Durable Concrete

Study Results Help Develop Better Formulations to Make More Durable Concrete

The most widely used construction material is concrete, and its production is a leading source of greenhouse gas emissions. However, some basic questions on this common construction material relating to its microscopic structure and behavior have remained unanswered. [More]
Celotex Introduces Celotex SL5000 Thermal Insulation Board for Concrete Soffit Liner Applications

Celotex Introduces Celotex SL5000 Thermal Insulation Board for Concrete Soffit Liner Applications

Insulation specialist Celotex has once again demonstrated its innovative credentials with the launch of Celotex SL5000. Specifically targeted at concrete soffit liner applications, Celotex SL5000 is an exciting new addition to the company’s ‘5000’ series premium performing product range. [More]
CHOMARAT’s Eco-Friendly Roofing Reinforcements Offer Benefits of Glass and Polyester

CHOMARAT’s Eco-Friendly Roofing Reinforcements Offer Benefits of Glass and Polyester

CHOMARAT announces the launch of its new generation of reinforcements for roofing felt: RotaflamTM Neo, developed in collaboration with Norafin. [More]