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The coronavirus outbreak is not only a health crisis of all humankind but also — an imminent restructuring of the world order. It is having a growing impact on the global economy, causing economic slowdown and, ultimately — economic shock.   This webinar is intended to provide business leaders from the construction industry with a perspective on the evolving situation and how to behave in order to remain afloat and strive. The outbreak is moving quickly, so should the organizations.
Post date: 16 Apr 2020
Type: News

What is comfort? The notion of comfort is a concept with a variable parameter that requires us to specify the context.  
Post date: 9 Apr 2020
Type: News

If you are wondering about what an investment concept is and how the European City Facility can help you develop one, don´t miss this webinar.   The new European City Facility (EUCF) provides hands-on expertise and simplified financial aid (up to €60,000) as well as capacity building and peer-to peer support to municipalities to enable the development of sound investment packages and mobilise finance. In times such as these, this kind of support is more important than ever.
Post date: 9 Apr 2020
Type: News

Fortum Tartu is investigating new possibilities and solutions for developing the low temperature concept developed by RELaTED project in Tarkon, a selected part of the existing district heating network. The main idea is to investigate whether it is possible to lower the district heating supply temperatures in the existing district heating system, what its benefits are and where the limits are.  
Post date: 9 Apr 2020
Type: News

Around the world, more people are living with more space at home than at any other time in history.   This may be surprising – cramped, dingy rooms are as familiar in Shanghai as they are in London. But on average, the space per person in Chinese homes has increased by nearly 30 square metres in 40 years, and by four square metres in the UK over the past 15 years.  
Post date: 2 Apr 2020
Type: News

The theme of the 2019 UP STRAW YEARBOOK is ’the straw experience to learn in’. It aims to inform and inspire you about the application of straw as a building material in schools and educational buildings. The article we highlight today comes from France.   This is an article written by Fabienne Pasquier (CNC PFeuillette), in collaboration with Corentin Desmichelle (Atelier Desmichelle) about Victor Schoelcher nursery school.  
Post date: 2 Apr 2020
Type: News

Prefabricated straw bale construction systems use a natural, low carbon, renewable product, providing high levels of thermal insulation. This modular approach appeals to the creative side of architects and can make life much easier for builders.   ModCell® is an example of a UK system that uses these excellent thermal insulation qualities of straw and timber to make prefabricated straw panels for schools and other buildings.  
Post date: 2 Apr 2020
Type: News

The RE4 project has reached its end. The research project funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. The RE4 project was based on a collaboration of 13 partners from science and industry.   The main goal was reuse and recycle of CDW materials and structures in energy efficient pREfabricated elements for building refurbishment and construction.  
Post date: 26 Mar 2020
Type: News

Straw building techniques that use straw bales will, inevitably, give a minimal wall thickness related to the bale size.  In the sports hall renovation project at Tilburg, with 1 000 m² wall, this could lead to higher costs and performance than required.  
Post date: 26 Mar 2020
Type: News

The theme of the 2019 UP STRAW YEARBOOK is ’the straw experience to learn in’. It aims to inform and inspire you about the application of straw as a building material in schools and educational buildings. The article we highlight today comes from Belgium. Interview of the Assistant Director of Notre-Dame du Bon Secours College in Binche, the first school in Belgium to be insulated using straw, and built in 2017.   How did you come up with the idea of using straw in construction?
Post date: 26 Mar 2020
Type: News