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Software tool for efficient LCA-analysis of prefabricated concrete structures
Today's buildings are becoming increasingly energy efficient. From a life cycle perspective, the environmental focus is shifting towards the materials used to produce the buildings. The material production effect will increase relatively to how much better a building is in reducing energy use and maintenance activities during its operational stage... 

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New Releases Advance More Collaborative Construction Workflows

Trimble recently announced three new versions of its software for structural engineering, fabrication and construction teams: Tekla Structures 2017, Tekla Structural Designer 2017 and Tekla Tedds 2017. Continuous development of Tekla Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions demonstrates Trimble’s commitment to innovation in structural enginee... 



Opening of a plant for UHPC machine frames in China

Modern ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) now has a permanent place in mechanical engineering. Apart from the low costs, concrete offers advantages in both the vibration and thermal behaviour of machine tools and is increasingly replacing conventional materials such as grey cast iron or welded steel constructions. One of the market leaders in ... 



Energy efficiency in concrete block production

Masa GmbH from Andernach has been dealing successfully and innovatively with the topic of "energy efficiency in concrete block production" for several years. Apart from the possibilities to save energy costs, concrete block producers have a vested interest in analysing and improving the energy input and consumption of their plants, not least due to... 



Self-cleaning drainage channels made of steel reinforced concrete

Structural elements in the bases of channels and gravity lines have proven to be effective in counteracting the sedimentation of solids in wastewater. Within the scope of a research project, scientists at the IAB Weimar gGmbH succeeded in integrating such elements in DN 300 slot channels made of steel reinforced concrete for zones with heavy (D40... 



Advanced production line for prestressed concrete floor slabs in the Russian city of Cheboksary

The ethos of the Chuvash Republic has been to encourage better and more affordable construction and this has directly led to the installation of a new production line from Nordimpianti being installed by the OAO JBK-1 company in the city of Cheboksary. The building strategy of the Chuvash Republic is a reflection of its population of 680,000 c... 


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