General Construction & Buildings

Increasing the long-term stability of buildings through chemical composite systems

The construction sector is responsible for 30% of global CO2 emissions and 40% of global resource consumption worldwide. This can be reduced by making buildings more efficient and by extending the useful life of buildings.
Chemical anchoring systems for heavy duty fixings are used as standard in the construction sector. However, creep occurs in the material under long-term load and earthquakes can cause material failure after only a few cycles.
In an interdisciplinary approach involving materials research, polymer chemistry and physics and biology/bionics, composite systems with long-term stability and resistance to cyclic load changes (earthquakes) are to be developed.


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Source: German National Library of Science and Technology Hannover (TIB)