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"Our projects are almost always in densely built-up urban areas. So it’s extra important that we minimise our impact on the environment," says Lars Dithmer, Head of Sustainability at Per Aarsleff A/S. Photo: Per Aarsleff A/S

New project to showcase the green construction site of tomorrow

2021.02.25 | AU Engineering

There hasn’t been much focus on the green transition of construction sites – but there’s a lot to be gained. A number of companies and knowledge institutions have now joined forces to establish a full-scale demo construction site as it may look in a greener future.

All information about the construction and all its phases are to be included in the digital twin, giving full situational awareness to management at all times. This provides researchers the opportunity to model the phases of construction in extreme detail very early in the project, where i.a. hazards and risks can be detected and reacted upon proactively. Photo: Aarhus University, Jochen Teizer.

New research in digital twins allows for much safer and more efficient construction

2021.02.22 | AU Engineering

Artificial intelligence is a key word in two major EU-funded projects aiming to dramatically reduce the number of accidents and close call incidents on construction sites.

"One cannot alone accomplish anything truly great. Results are always achieved in collaboration with others, and I’m very much in favour of seeking inspiration from other worlds and industries, so that you don’t sit in your own silo and think you know best," says bridge building pioneer Klaus H. Ostenfeld, new honorary professor at the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, Aarhus University. Photo: Søren Kjeldgaard.

Bridge pioneer new honorary professor at Aarhus University

2021.02.10 | AU Engineering

He has helped more than anyone else to adorn the flat, Danish landscape with monumental buildings. Now, the award-winning civil engineer Klaus H. Ostenfeld has been made an honorary professor at Aarhus University, where he shares his 55 years of experience from Denmark and abroad.


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