Concrete is a composite material composed of coarse aggregate bonded together with a fluid cement which hardens over time. Most concretes used are lime-based concretes such as Portland cement concrete or concretes made with other hydraulic cements, such as ciment fondu.

  • Hannover Messe 2019: BAM Conducts Research on 3D-printed Concrete Components

    BAM is conducting research on new materials and processes for 3D printing in the construction industry. Source: BAM

    Hannover, 01/04/2019. The Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) will present their research on additive manufacturing methods for complex concrete components at the Hannover Messe 2019. These methods could be used to produce tailor-made components for sewage systems quickly and economically in the future. Prototypes of various 3D printed components will be on display for those attending the trade fair.

  • Hochschule Koblenz entwickelt neues Laserverfahren

    Hochschule Koblenz entwickelt neues Laserverfahren zur besseren Prognose der Lebenserwartung von Brücken und Parkhäusern

  • Solar Collectors from Ultra-High Performance Concrete Combine Energy Efficiency and Aesthetics

    TABSOLAR component made of Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC), manufactured via the membrane vacuum deep-drawing process  ©G.tecz Engineering GmbH

    When integrating renewable energy into the building envelope, solar thermal plays a significant role. So far, solar thermal products were generally based on metal components that conduct heat, absorb a high fraction of solar radiation and emit little infrared radiation to prevent thermal loss. Using this state of the art technology, building integration and architectural aspects are however often neglected.