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Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Architecture
12.10.2017
Construction prototype for ultra-thin roof
Construction prototype for ultra-thin roof
Researchers from ETH Zurich have built a prototype of an ultra-thin, curved concrete roof using innovative digital design and fabrication methods.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Computer Science/Telecom
11.10.2017
Database clarifies bottom-up design of cement
Database clarifies bottom-up design of cement
An international team of researchers from EPFL, ETHZ and Rice University in Houston creates a database tool for the design of cement, a component of concrete, the most-used construction material in the world and a significant source of atmospheric carbon dioxide.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Environment/Sustainable Development
21.08.2017
Urban butterflies under threat of extinction
Urban butterflies under threat of extinction
According to an EPFL study, butterflies living in urban areas face the threat of consanguinity and potential extinction.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Environment/Sustainable Development
03.08.2017
When time ravages from within
When time ravages from within
Will the reinforced concrete bridge still be standing for years to come, or has corrosion already set in? ETH scientists have discovered that previous concrete samples were too small to allow a reliable statement on the condition of reinforced concrete. Taminabrücke opened in June this year following four years of construction.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Architecture
05.07.2017
Concrete from wood
Concrete from wood
Researchers from the National Research Programme "Resource Wood" have developed a type of concrete that largely consists of wood. The building material offers the construction industry new possibilities and is based in large part on renewable resources. Houses can be made of wood, as they were in the past - or of concrete, as they are today.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Architecture
10.04.2017
Modern construction using long-forgotten techniques
Modern construction using long-forgotten techniques
Researchers at ETH Zurich's Department of Architecture (D-ARCH) have developed a concrete floor system that does not require steel reinforcement and is 70 percent lighter than conventional concrete floors.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Environment/Sustainable Development
13.02.2017
Tapping into underground urban heat islands
Tapping into underground urban heat islands
Cities are heat islands - not only above ground but below ground too, and therein lies the enormous potential to better harness this energy through geothermal heat exchangers.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Business/Economics
09.01.2017
Mapping the urban underground
Mapping the urban underground
An EPFL researcher has taken a methodology designed to improve underground urban planning around the world one step further.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
23.11.2016
Fast moving walkways could move 7,000 people per hour
Fast moving walkways could move 7,000 people per hour
EPFL researchers have been studying futuristic transport solutions for car-free urban centers. They have come up with an optimal design for a network of accelerating moving walkways. Could moving walkways help people get where they want to go in cities' This is not a new idea. The first moving walkways were seen in Chicago in 1893, and seven years later they were used at the world's fair in Paris.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Environment/Sustainable Development
14.06.2016
The causes of soil consumption
The causes of soil consumption
The soil is still under threat from urban sprawl. Small municipalities with little planning capacity and more easily accessible conurbations in particular are doing little to counter the issue. Researchers from the National Research Programme "Sustainable Use of Soil as a Resource" (NRP 68) have analysed the reasons for this by surveying Swiss municipalities.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Mathematics
17.05.2016
The shape of cities shapes the weather
The shape of cities shapes the weather
17.05.16 - The features that make cities unique are important to understanding how cities affect weather and disperse air pollutants, researchers highlight in a new study. Compared to their surroundings, cities can be hot - hot enough to influence the weather. Industrial, domestic, and transportation-related activities constantly release heat, and after a warm day, concrete surfaces radiate stored heat long into the night.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Architecture
01.04.2016
A wooden roof without beams for the cantonal parliament in Lausanne
A wooden roof without beams for the cantonal parliament in Lausanne
01.04.16 - All wood, no beams: the cantonal parliament in Lausanne, which is currently being rehabilitated, will be roofed using new wood construction technology researched and developed at EPFL.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Agronomy/Food Science
05.01.2016
Does urban living make us gain (or lose) weight?
Does urban living make us gain (or lose) weight?
The citizens of Lausanne may provide some insight into the causes of obesity. The extra weight carried by people living in the working-class neighborhoods of the western side of the city defies the usual explanations, and urbanism may have something to do with it. We are not all equal when it comes to obesity.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Social Sciences
07.12.2015
City dwellers travel more but pollute less
City dwellers travel more but pollute less
Statistics show that urbanites travel thousands of miles during their leisure time. Is it an urgent need for greenery?
Earth Sciences - Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
06.11.2015
Thin walls with potentially fatal consequences
Thin walls with potentially fatal consequences
06.11.15 - Given the choice between safer and cheaper construction, many housing design companies in earthquake-prone developing countries see themselves forced to save on expensive construction materials and opt for the latter. EPFL structural engineers have gathered new data on how these structures respond to earthquakes, and in which circumstances they may fail.
Computer Science/Telecom - Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
25.02.2015
Ramp metering and speed limits to prevent traffic jams
Ramp metering and speed limits to prevent traffic jams
Researchers showed that by managing the access to freeway junctions and moderating the speed limit on the express lanes it is possible to reduce delays by over 12% across the highway system. In 30 years, traffic has more than tripled on most Swiss highways. On the A1, it even increased from 20'000 to nearly 90'000 vehicles per day, between Lausanne and Geneva.

 
 
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